07426873 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 14 patents.

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.

Title
Micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensor for footwear
Application Number
11/417755
Publication Number
7426873 (B1)
Application Date
May 4, 2006
Publication Date
September 23, 2008
Inventor
Richard C Givler
Albuquerque
NM, US
Clinton G Hobart
Albuquerque
NM, US
Jason W Wheeler
Albuquerque
NM, US
Paul C Galambos
Albuquerque
NM, US
Barry L Spletzer
Albuquerque
NM, US
Brandon R Rohrer
Albuquerque
NM, US
Deepesh K Kholwadwala
Albuquerque
NM, US
Agent
William R Conley
Koestner Bertani
Assignee
Sandia Corporation
MN, US
IPC
G01B 7/16
G01N 3/08
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