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Title:
STEP COUNTER
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JPS5850080
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

PURPOSE: To prevent completely the erroneous counting, by extending the detection signal of a step sensor to obtain one impulsive output signal for every one step and converting the pulse width of this signal to a certain time to count the pulse.

CONSTITUTION: A step sensor 20 detects the vertical motion of a human body to supply a detection signal (a) to a signal extending circuit 30. This signal (a) is converted to a waveform (b), where the trailing edge is gently-sloping, by an integrating network consisting of a capacitor C and a variable resistance R1 or R2 selected by a changeover switch SW in the circuit 30, and the time constant of the integral network is selected properly to obtain one output (d) in the output of a transistor Tr2 for every on step. A pulse width converting circuit 40 converts the pulse width of the output signal of the circuit 30 to a certain time, and an output signal (e) of the circuit 40 is counted as a step by a following counter 50 and is displayed on a display 60. Thus, one signal is always inputted to the counter for every one step even if the user walks at a high pace, and the erroneous counting is prevented completely.


Inventors:
Yugawa, Kazuhiko
Application Number:
JP1981000149271
Publication Date:
March 24, 1983
Filing Date:
September 21, 1981
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS LTD
International Classes:
G01C22/00; G06M3/00; G06M7/00; (IPC1-7): G06M7/00
Domestic Patent References:
JPS5444567U
JPS5026574A