Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 4,175,446

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

11-27-1979

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

05/900,216

Date Filed

1978-04-26

Total Pages

4 pages

Abstract

The number of steps taken while walking are counted by straining a fatigue life gauge to change its electrical resistance each time the device is stepped on by a subject. The change in resistance of the fatigue life gauge is measured to ascertain the approximate number of steps taken.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/17