Gait shoes and socks

Two pressure sensors are installed in one shoe/sock so that the pressures between foot and shoe can be detected. The pressure signals are conducted to a control box and then turned into gait signals and transmitted to a cell phone or computer. Together with the accelerometer in the control box, not only the gait but also the activities of the wearer can be recorded and analyzed.  The pressure sensor can be in the form of textile capacitive sensor, or a push-button switch with resistors or capacitors. All the components are textile so that the sensor is comfortable and washable.  It can give non-stop monitoring without annoying the wearer.


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The Gait shoes and socks is granted US, China, and Japan patents titled "Cloth comprising separable sensitive areas".

The Gait shoes and socks is now patent pending, "System and method for analyzing gait using fabric sensors".