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1. (WO2017139897) SKI POLE WITH INTEGRATED SENSORS FOR FORCE AND POWER MEASUREMENT
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/139897 International Application No.: PCT/CA2017/050209
Publication Date: 24.08.2017 International Filing Date: 17.02.2017
IPC:
A61B 5/22 (2006.01) ,A63B 71/06 (2006.01) ,A63C 11/22 (2006.01) ,G01L 1/26 (2006.01) ,G01L 5/00 (2006.01) ,G01S 19/52 (2010.01) ,G01L 1/04 (2006.01) ,G01S 19/19 (2010.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
22
Ergometry; Measuring muscular strength or the force of a muscular blow
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
B
APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
71
Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/-A63B69/102
06
Indicating or scoring devices for games or players
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
C
SKATES; SKIS; ROLLER SKATES; DESIGN OR LAYOUT OF COURTS, RINKS OR THE LIKE
11
Accessories for skiing or snowboarding
22
Ski-sticks
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
L
MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
1
Measuring force or stress, in general
26
Auxiliary measures taken, or devices used, in connection with the measurement of force, e.g. for preventing influence of transverse components of force, for preventing overload
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
L
MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
5
Apparatus for, or methods of, measuring force, e.g. due to impact, work, mechanical power, or torque, adapted for special purposes
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
19
Satellite radio beacon positioning systems; Determining position, velocity or attitude using signals transmitted by such systems
38
Determining a navigation solution using signals transmitted by a satellite radio beacon positioning system
39
the satellite radio beacon positioning system transmitting time-stamped messages, e.g. GPS [Global Positioning System], GLONASS [Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System] or GALILEO
52
Determining velocity
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
L
MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
1
Measuring force or stress, in general
04
by measuring elastic deformation of gauges, e.g. of springs
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
19
Satellite radio beacon positioning systems; Determining position, velocity or attitude using signals transmitted by such systems
01
Satellite radio beacon positioning systems transmitting time-stamped messages, e.g. GPS [Global Positioning System], GLONASS [Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System] or GALILEO
13
Receivers
14
specially adapted for specific applications
19
Sporting applications
Applicants:
PROSKIDA INC. [CA/CA]; P.O. Box 31072 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7, CA
Inventors:
FISCHER, Hans Christian; CA
FISCHER, Anton Hubert; CA
SMITH, Alastair; CA
Agent:
HILL & SCHUMACHER; 264 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M4V 2G7, CA
Priority Data:
62/297,46019.02.2016US
Title (EN) SKI POLE WITH INTEGRATED SENSORS FOR FORCE AND POWER MEASUREMENT
(FR) BÂTON DE SKI AVEC CAPTEURS INTÉGRÉS POUR LA MESURE DE FORCE ET DE PUISSANCE
Abstract:
(EN) The present disclosure discloses a ski pole having a set of integrated sensors that support the calculation of force expended by a skier. The sensors include a computer processor embedded in the ski pole handle and a force sensor, connected to the processor, for sensing the axial force which is mounted on the ski. In order to calculate the force applied tangentially by the skier in the direction parallel to the surface over which the skier is moving, the angle that the pole section is at during applied force needs to be detected and this may be achieved with various sensors, one non-limiting example being IMU sensors integrated in the computer processor in the handle. In order to calculate the power output by the skier, there is included a sensor for determining speed (e.g. a GPS of a mobile device wirelessly connected to the ski pole sensors and hardware), and sensors suitable for determining the terrain slope. In one example embodiment, the terrain slope is determined by assuming a constant angle of the ski pole relative to the ground, and using the change in orientation of the ski pole to determine and map the corresponding change in terrain. The known speed, terrain slope, orientation of the ski pole relative to gravity, and axial pole force may be employed to compute time- dependent power.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un bâton de ski ayant un ensemble de capteurs intégrés qui supportent le calcul de la force dépensée par un skieur. Les capteurs comprennent un processeur d'ordinateur incorporé dans la poignée de bâton de ski et un capteur de force, connecté au processeur, pour détecter la force axiale qui est montée sur le ski. Pour calculer la force appliquée tangentiellement par le skieur dans la direction parallèle à la surface sur laquelle le skieur se déplace, l'angle auquel la section de pôle est au cours de la force appliquée doit être détecté et ceci peut être obtenu avec divers capteurs, un exemple non limitatif étant des capteurs IMU intégrés dans le processeur d'ordinateur dans la poignée. Afin de calculer la puissance délivrée par le skieur, il y a un capteur pour déterminer la vitesse (par exemple, un GPS d'un dispositif mobile connecté sans fil aux capteurs de bâton de ski et au matériel), et des capteurs appropriés pour déterminer la pente du terrain. Dans un mode de réalisation donné à titre d'exemple, la pente du terrain est déterminée en supposant un angle constant du bâton de ski par rapport au sol, et en utilisant le changement d'orientation du bâton de ski pour déterminer et cartographier le changement correspondant du terrain. La vitesse, la pente du terrain, l'orientation du bâton de ski par rapport à la gravité, et la force polaire axiale connues peuvent être utilisées pour calculer une puissance dépendante du temps.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CA3014959EP3416559