04720789 is referenced by 104 patents and cites 10 patents.

Operation of a video game or an exercise system utilizing a video display is enhanced by a floor controller utilizing weight sensitive pads that allows an operator to input information into the system by locating his feet in specific portions of the floor controller. The system includes an interface circuit which obtains foot location signals from the floor controller and transmits this information to a system microprocessor which in turn is used to control the video display. The system can also include light segments that are under control of the microprocessor and which are associated with each of the weight sensitive pads.

Title
Video exercise or game floor controller with position indicating foot pads
Application Number
6/794161
Publication Number
4720789
Application Date
October 31, 1985
Publication Date
January 19, 1988
Inventor
Jon Kinsting
San Jose
CA, US
Edward Rotberg
Los Altos
CA, US
Howard Delman
San Jose
CA, US
Nolan K Bushnell
Woodside
CA, US
Roger D Hector
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Michael B McMurry
Assignee
Bally Manufacturing Corporation
IL, US
IPC
A63B 23/04
G06F 15/44
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