US 9,808,671 B2
Exercise training system
Derek D'Andrade, King (CA); Dennis Pedersen, Aarhus (DK); and Erik Veje Rasmussen, Risskov (DK)
Assigned to FITLIGHT SPORTS CORP., Aurora, ON (CA)
Appl. No. 14/356,448
Filed by FitLight Sports Corp., Aurora (CA)
PCT Filed Nov. 15, 2012, PCT No. PCT/CA2012/001048
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 7, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/071408, PCT Pub. Date May 23, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/559,940, filed on Nov. 15, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0369695 A1, Dec. 18, 2014
Int. Cl. A63B 24/00 (2006.01); A63B 69/00 (2006.01); A63B 71/06 (2006.01); G08B 5/36 (2006.01); H04B 10/114 (2013.01); A61B 5/16 (2006.01); G09B 19/00 (2006.01); A63B 23/02 (2006.01); A63B 22/00 (2006.01); A63B 102/06 (2015.01); A63B 102/02 (2015.01); A63B 21/00 (2006.01); A63B 102/22 (2015.01)
CPC A63B 24/0087 (2013.01) [A61B 5/162 (2013.01); A63B 24/0021 (2013.01); A63B 69/0053 (2013.01); A63B 71/0622 (2013.01); G08B 5/36 (2013.01); H04B 10/1143 (2013.01); A61B 2505/09 (2013.01); A63B 21/4029 (2015.10); A63B 23/0211 (2013.01); A63B 2022/0092 (2013.01); A63B 2024/0037 (2013.01); A63B 2102/02 (2015.10); A63B 2102/06 (2015.10); A63B 2102/22 (2015.10); A63B 2209/10 (2013.01); A63B 2220/40 (2013.01); A63B 2220/53 (2013.01); A63B 2220/801 (2013.01); A63B 2220/805 (2013.01); A63B 2225/50 (2013.01); A63B 2225/54 (2013.01); A63B 2243/007 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0025 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0033 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0095 (2013.01); A63B 2244/10 (2013.01); G09B 19/0038 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An exercise training system, comprising:
a system controller;
a plurality of stimulant target units connected via a wireless network to the system controller, each stimulant target unit including a light source providing light to stimulate a user, a proximity sensor providing an output of a distance between the proximity sensor and an object external to the stimulant target unit, and feedback means for informing the user that the stimulant target unit has been actuated, wherein each stimulant target unit further includes a power source and a stimulant target unit controller that are separate from the power source and the stimulant target unit controller of each of the other stimulant target units, wherein the stimulant target unit controller for each of the plurality of the stimulant target units is wirelessly connected to the system controller and is programmed to receive instructions from said system controller, wherein the selected proximity distance required to actuate each stimulant target unit is programmable by the user;
wherein the system controller includes a program for activating the stimulant target units in a sequence, and wherein in the execution of said program, the system controller signals a first of the stimulant target units to illuminate the corresponding light source to stimulate the user, the first stimulant target unit registering an actuation thereof by the user in reaction to the illumination when the user brings a body part or other object to within a selected distance of the corresponding proximity sensor without contacting the first stimulant target unit, the first stimulant target thereafter activating the corresponding feedback means to alert the user that the first stimulant target unit has been actuated;
and wherein said first stimulant target unit communicates said registering of said actuation by said first stimulant target unit to the system controller, and said system controller is programmed to signal, in response to communication by said first stimulant target unit of said actuation, a second of the stimulant target units to illuminate the corresponding light source to stimulate the user, the second stimulant target unit registering an actuation thereof by the user in reaction to the illumination when the user brings the body part or other object to within the selected distance of the corresponding proximity sensor without contacting the second stimulant target unit, the second stimulant target thereafter activating the corresponding feedback means to alert the user that the second stimulant target unit has been actuated,
wherein each stimulant target unit includes a housing which includes a first shell connected to a second shell via an elastomeric rim which permits the first shell to move along an axis relative to the second shell upon impact,
wherein the stimulant target unit controller is mounted to the second shell and is spaced laterally from the elastomeric rim, and wherein the first shell is generally axially in front of the second shell in use.