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PAGER WITH A PEDOMETER OPTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006012D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 142K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Debbie Manghise: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

With today's trend towards a more health conscious population, health monitoring devices are becoming more popular (i.e. heart rate monitors, pedometers, etc. .). As with the trend towards instant communication, personal communica- tion devices are also becoming more popular (i.e. pagers, portable radios, etc. .). It would be advantageous to combine some of these devices to minimize the quantity of devices that a person would need to carry. Combining a pager with a pedometer would solve one of these problems.

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MOTYlROLA Technical Developments Volume 11 October 1990

PAGER WITH A PEDOMETER OPTION

by Debbie Manghise and Brad Murray

With today's trend towards a more health conscious population, health monitoring devices are becoming more popular
(i.e. heart rate monitors, pedometers, etc. .). As with the trend towards instant communication, personal communica- tion devices are also becoming more popular (i.e. pagers, portable radios, etc. .). It would be advantageous to combine some of these devices to minimize the quantity of devices that a person would need to carry. Combining a pager with a pedometer would solve one of these problems.

   Since a pager is usually clipped onto an article of clothing in the same manner as a pedometer, no special methods for carrying this device would be needed. The pedometer could be wntrolled by the pager's microprocessor for calibrating and calculating the distance traveled by the user. If the pedometer is attached to a display pager, the LCD display could be shared by both the pager and pedometer for displaying messages as well as distance traveled. Other options could include an alert tone emitted when a specified distance has been traveled. Storing different calibration factors into an EEPROM to be recalled by the user when switching from walking to jogging. The pedometer could be mounted internal to the pager or added as an external option.

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