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Title: Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Pressure Sensor for Footwear

Abstract

Footwear comprises a sole and a plurality of sealed cavities contained within the sole. The sealed cavities can be incorporated as deformable containers within an elastic medium, comprising the sole. A plurality of micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors are respectively contained within the sealed cavity plurality, and can be adapted to measure static and dynamic pressure within each of the sealed cavities. The pressure measurements can provide information relating to the contact pressure distribution between the sole of the footwear and the wearer's environment.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
953668
Patent Number(s):
7,426,873
Application Number:
11/417,755
Assignee:
SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kholwadwala, Deepesh K, Rohrer, Brandon R, Spletzer, Barry L, Galambos, Paul C, Wheeler, Jason W, Hobart, Clinton G, and Givler, Richard C. Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Pressure Sensor for Footwear. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Kholwadwala, Deepesh K, Rohrer, Brandon R, Spletzer, Barry L, Galambos, Paul C, Wheeler, Jason W, Hobart, Clinton G, & Givler, Richard C. Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Pressure Sensor for Footwear. United States.
Kholwadwala, Deepesh K, Rohrer, Brandon R, Spletzer, Barry L, Galambos, Paul C, Wheeler, Jason W, Hobart, Clinton G, and Givler, Richard C. Tue . "Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Pressure Sensor for Footwear". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/953668.
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