US20100048314A1 - Wireless detecting apparatus and system for golf club - Google Patents

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US20100048314A1
US20100048314A1 US12465320 US46532009A US2010048314A1 US 20100048314 A1 US20100048314 A1 US 20100048314A1 US 12465320 US12465320 US 12465320 US 46532009 A US46532009 A US 46532009A US 2010048314 A1 US2010048314 A1 US 2010048314A1
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A wireless detecting apparatus and a wireless detecting system are disclosed. The wireless detecting apparatus is applicable to a golf club. The apparatus includes an accelerometer, a terminal wireless module and a terminal microprocessor module. The accelerometer is used to generate an accelerating variable and output an electric signal. The terminal microprocessor module receives the electric signal, and generates a golf swing dynamic signal according to the electric signal, and outputs the golf swing dynamic signal to a wireless remote device via the terminal wireless module. The wireless remote device includes a remote wireless module, a remote displayer and a remote microprocessor module. The wireless remote device receives the golf swing dynamic signal via the remote wireless module and controls the remote displayer for displaying the golf swing dynamic signal. The wireless detecting apparatus and the wireless remote device form the wireless detecting system.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1, Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a wireless detecting apparatus and a wireless detecting system used for golf club, in particular, this invention relates to a wireless detecting apparatus that detects the dynamic state as swinging a golf club.
  • 2, Description of Related Art
  • Golfing is one of the social sports, and becomes popular in people's life gradually. The requisition of the golfing is not only hitting the ball far away but also hitting the ball correctly. Therefore, the golf swing pose, the power of hitting and the angle of hitting are important for the exerciser. However, a beginner who should exercise hardly and requests assistance from a coach, then the beginner can play golf good.
  • During the player swings the golf club, the player does not easily aim the golf club at the target. So, in the prior art, the golf club usually assembles an inner laser light so as to supply the light curve of golf swing temporarily for assisting the player to aim the golf club at the hole. The prior art does not provide any approach for the player to observe the golf swinging, the power of hitting and the angle of hitting.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • One particular aspect of the present invention is to provide a wireless detecting apparatus and a wireless detecting system. The wireless detecting apparatus uses an accelerometer for detecting a dynamic signal of golf swing and generating a curve of golf swing, a power of hitting and an angle of hitting. The wireless detecting apparatus displays the result as detecting the golf swing dynamic signal. Moreover, the wireless detecting apparatus transmits the golf swing dynamic signal to a wireless remote device by wireless communication technology. Then the wireless remote device displays the golf swing dynamic signal. The wireless detecting apparatus and the wireless remote device are included in a wireless detecting system.
  • The wireless detecting apparatus of the preferred embodiment of the present invention is applicable to a golf club. The wireless detecting apparatus includes an accelerometer, a terminal wireless module and a terminal microprocessor module. Moreover, the accelerometer is used to generate an accelerating variable, and transfers the accelerating variable into an electric signal while the golf club is swinging. Furthermore, the terminal microprocessor module couples to the accelerometer and the terminal wireless module so as to receive the electric signal, and generate a golf swing dynamic signal according the electric signal. After that, the terminal microprocessor module outputs the golf swing dynamic signal to a wireless remote device via the terminal wireless module.
  • Additionally, the wireless detecting system of the preferred embodiment of the present invention includes the wireless detecting apparatus and the wireless remote device mentioned above. The wireless remote device includes a remote wireless module, a remote displayer and a remote microprocessor module. Moreover, the remote wireless module receives the golf swing dynamic signal from the terminal wireless module. The remote microprocessor module couples to the remote wireless module and the remote displayer, which processes the golf swing dynamic signal and controls the remote displayer for displaying the golf swing dynamic signal.
  • For further understanding of the invention, reference is made to the following detailed description illustrating the embodiments and examples of the invention. The description is only for illustrating the invention and is not intended to limit of the scope of the claim.
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  • The drawings included herein provide a further understanding of the invention. A brief introduction of the drawings is as follows:
  • FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram showing a use status of a preferred embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of the wireless detecting system of a preferred embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 3 is a flow diagram of the operation of the wireless detecting apparatus of a preferred embodiment of the present invention; and
  • FIG. 4 is a flow diagram of the operation of the wireless remote device of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • Reference is made to FIG. 1, which shows a schematic diagram showing the use status of a preferred embodiment of the present invention. The wireless detecting system of the present invention includes a wireless detecting apparatus 2 and a wireless remote device 3, wherein the wireless detecting apparatus 2 and the wireless remote device 3 are communicated by wireless communication technology.
  • In FIG. 1, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 is disposed in a golf club 1, and while an exerciser 4 swings the golf club 1, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 receives a control command SC2 from the wireless remote device 3 and performs a detecting operation according the control command SC2. The wireless detecting apparatus 2 detects an accelerating variable of golf swing and outputs a radian signal as swinging the golf club according to the accelerating variable. Moreover, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 outputs a power signal and an angle signal while the golf club 1 hits a golf ball (not shown). Furthermore, the radian signal, the power signal and the angle signal are included in a golf swing dynamic signal SR.
  • Reference is made to FIG. 1 again. The wireless detecting apparatus 2 generates the golf swing dynamic signal SR and transmits the golf swing dynamic signal SR to the wireless remote device 3 for displaying by wireless communication technology while the exerciser 4 swings the golf club 1 to hit the golf ball. Moreover, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 also can display the golf swing dynamic signal SR for providing the exerciser 4 the information of golf swing immediately.
  • References are made to FIGS. 1 and 2. FIG. 2 shows a schematic diagram of the wireless detecting system of a preferred embodiment of the present invention. The wireless detecting system includes the wireless detecting apparatus 2 and the wireless remote device 3, wherein the wireless detecting apparatus 2 and the wireless remote device 3 are communicated by wireless communication technology. FIG. 2 shows that the wireless detecting apparatus 2 includes an accelerometer 20, a terminal wireless module 22 and a terminal microprocessor module 21. The accelerometer 20 is used to detect and generate an accelerating variable, and transfers the accelerating variable into an electric signal S1 while the golf club 1 swings. Moreover, the terminal microprocessor module 21 couples to the accelerometer 20 and the terminal wireless module 22, the terminal microprocessor module 21 receives the electric signal S1, and generate a golf swing dynamic signal SR according the electric signal S1. The terminal microprocessor module 21 outputs the golf swing dynamic signal SR to the wireless remote device 3 via the terminal wireless module 22. Furthermore, the terminal wireless module 22 is a wireless communication module such as a RF module, a Bluetooth module or an UWB module.
  • References are made to FIGS. 1 and 2 again. The wireless detecting apparatus 2 further includes a terminal controller 23, a terminal power supply 24 and a terminal displayer 25. The terminal controller 23 couples to the terminal microprocessor module 21 so as to supply a control command SC1 to the terminal microprocessor module 21. Then, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 starts to perform the detecting operation in response to the control command SC1. Moreover, the terminal power supply 24 couples to the terminal microprocessor module 21 so as to supply an operating voltage VCC1 to the terminal microprocessor module 21. Furthermore, the terminal displayer 25 couples to the terminal microprocessor module 21 so as to display the golf swing dynamic signal SR for providing the exerciser 4 the information as swinging the golf club immediately.
  • References are made to FIGS. 1 and 2 again. The wireless remote device 3 includes a remote wireless module 32, a remote displayer 35 and a remote microprocessor module 31. The remote wireless module 32 receives the golf swing dynamic signal SR from the terminal wireless module 22 of the wireless detecting apparatus 2, The remote microprocessor module 31 couples to the remote wireless module 32 and the remote displayer 35. The remote microprocessor module 31 processes the golf swing dynamic signal SR and controls to the remote displayer 35 for displaying the golf swing dynamic signal SR. Furthermore, the remote wireless module 32 is a wireless communication module such as a RF module, a Bluetooth module or an UWB module.
  • References are made to FIGS. 1 and 2 again. The wireless remote device 3 further includes a remote controller 33, a remote power supply 34 and a data base36. The remote controller 33 couples to the remote microprocessor module 31 so as to supply the control command SC2 to the remote microprocessor module 31. Then the remote microprocessor module 31 transmits the control command SC2 to the wireless detecting apparatus 2 via the remote wireless module 32 so as to control the wireless detecting apparatus 2 for performs the detecting operation. The remote power supply 34 couples to the remote microprocessor module 31 so as to supply an operating voltage VCC2 to the remote microprocessor module 31.
  • Moreover, a database 36 couples to the remote microprocessor module 31 so as to supply a standard golf swing dynamic signal ST to the remote microprocessor module 31. The standard golf swing dynamic signal ST includes a standard radian data of golf swing, a standard power data of hitting and a standard angle data of hitting. Furthermore, the remote microprocessor module 31 compares the golf swing dynamic signal SR with the standard golf swing dynamic signal ST, and outputs a corrected signal SF to the remote displayer 35 to control the remote displayer 35 for displaying the corrected signal SF.
  • References are made to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3. FIG. 3 is a flow diagram of the operation of the wireless detecting apparatus of a preferred embodiment of the present invention. In the first, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 starts up, and initiates the accelerometer 20, the terminal controller 23 and the terminal wireless module 22 (S10). Then, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 initiates the angle of the head hitting face of the golf club 1 so as to correct the angle of the head hitting face of the golf club 1 (S11). Then, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 judges whether the terminal controller 23 outputs the control command SC1 and whether the remote controller 33 outputs the control command SC2 (S12). After that, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 gets into a standby state in response to the control command SC1 or the control command SC2.
  • During the standby state, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 starts to judge whether the golf club 1 is swinging (S13). In the step S13, if the result of the judgment is “no”, and the step gets into the step S12, on the contrary, if the result of the judgment is “yes”, and the wireless detecting apparatus 2 starts to record the accelerating variable generated from the accelerometer 20 (S14). Next, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 generates a radian signal of golf swing according the accelerating variable. Continuously, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 starts to judge whether the golf club 1 hits the golf ball (S15). In the step S15, if the result of the judgment is “no”, and the step gets into the step S14, on the contrary, if the result of the judgment is “yes”, and the wireless detecting apparatus 2 generates a powder signal of hitting and an angle signal of hitting according the accelerating variable (S16).
  • Finally, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 transmits the golf swing dynamic signal SR composed of the radian signal of golf swing, the power signal of hitting and the angle signal of hitting to the wireless remote device 3 via the terminal wireless module 22. Moreover, the golf swing dynamic signal SR is displayed on the remote displayer 35 of the wireless remote device 3 and/or the terminal displayer 25 of the wireless detecting apparatus 2 (S17).
  • Reference is made to FIGS. 1, 2 and 4. FIG. 4 is a flow diagram of the operation of the wireless remote device of a preferred embodiment of the present invention. In the first, the wireless remote device 3 starts up, and initiates the remote displayer 35, the remote controller 33 and the remote wireless module 32 (S20). Then, the wireless remote device 3 waits for the golf swing dynamic signal SR generated from the wireless detecting apparatus 2, and judges whether the wireless remote device 3 receives the golf swing dynamic signal SR (S22).
  • In the step S22, if the result of the judgment is “no”, and the step gets into the step S21, on the contrary, if the result of the judgment is “yes”, and the wireless remote device 3 transmits the golf swing dynamic signal SR to the remote displayer 35 for displaying (S25).
  • Moreover, the wireless remote device 3 supplies a pre-stored standard golf swing dynamic signal ST for comparing with the golf swing dynamic signal SR, and outputs a corrected signal SF according the result of the comparison (S24). Then, the wireless remote device 3 controls the remote displayer 35 for displaying the corrected signal SF (S25).
  • Sum up, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 uses the accelerometer 20 for detecting the golf swing dynamic signal SR included the curve of golf swing, the power of hitting and the angle of hitting, and displaying the golf swing dynamic signal SR. Moreover, the wireless detecting apparatus 2 transmits the golf swing dynamic signal SR to the wireless remote device 3 for displaying by wireless communication technology, wherein the wireless detecting apparatus 2 and the wireless remote device 3 are formed the wireless detecting system. Furthermore, the wireless remote device 3 further compares the golf swing dynamic signal SR with the pre-stored standard golf swing dynamic signal ST so as to generate the corrected signal SF, and transmits the corrected signal SF to the remote displayer 35 so as to control the remote displayer 35 for displaying the corrected signal SF.
  • Therefore, the present invention can provide the golf beginner to observe the curve of golf swing, the power of hitting and angle of hitting himself so as to achieve the objective of self-learning and effectively improve the inconvenient and the fault of golf exercising.
  • The description above only illustrates specific embodiments and examples of the invention. The invention should therefore cover various modifications and variations made to the herein-described structure and operations of the invention, provided they fall within the scope of the invention as defined in the following appended claims.

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  1. 1. A wireless detecting apparatus, disposed in a golf club, comprising:
    an accelerometer for generating an accelerating variable and transferring the accelerating variable into an electric signal while the golf club swings;
    a terminal wireless module; and
    a terminal microprocessor module coupled to the accelerometer and the terminal wireless module for receiving the electric signal, and generating a golf swing dynamic signal according the electric signal, wherein the terminal microprocessor module outputs the golf swing dynamic signal to a wireless remote device via the terminal wireless module.
  2. 2. The wireless detecting apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the golf swing dynamic signal comprises a radian signal of golf swing, a power signal of hitting and an angle signal of hitting.
  3. 3. The wireless detecting apparatus as claimed in claim 2, further comprising a terminal controller coupled to the terminal microprocessor module for supplying a control command to the terminal microprocessor module.
  4. 4. The wireless detecting apparatus as claimed in claim 2, further comprising a terminal power supply coupled to the terminal microprocessor module for supplying an operating voltage to the terminal microprocessor module.
  5. 5. The wireless detecting apparatus as claimed in claim 2, further comprising a terminal displayer coupled to the terminal microprocessor module for displaying the golf swing dynamic signal.
  6. 6. The wireless detecting apparatus as claimed in claim 2, wherein the terminal wireless module is a RF module, a Bluetooth module or an UWB module.
  7. 7. A wireless detecting system, comprising:
    a wireless detecting apparatus assembled in a golf club, which comprises:
    an accelerometer for generating an accelerating variable and transferring the accelerating variable into an electric signal while the golf club swings;
    a terminal wireless module;
    a terminal microprocessor module coupled to the accelerometer and the terminal wireless module for receiving the electric signal, and generating a golf swing dynamic signal according the electric signal, wherein the terminal microprocessor module outputs the golf swing dynamic signal via the terminal wireless module;
    a wireless remote device, which comprises:
    a remote wireless module for receiving the golf swing dynamic signal from the terminal wireless module;
    a remote displayer; and
    a remote microprocessor module coupled to the remote wireless module and the remote displayer, wherein the remote microprocessor module processes the golf swing dynamic signal and controls the remote displayer for displaying the golf swing dynamic signal.
  8. 8. The wireless detecting system as claimed in claim 7, wherein the golf swing dynamic signal comprises a radian signal of golf swing, a power signal of hitting and an angle signal of hitting.
  9. 9. The wireless detecting system as claimed in claim 8, wherein the wireless remote device further comprises a remote controller coupled to the remote microprocessor module for supplying a control command to the remote microprocessor module.
  10. 10. The wireless detecting system as claimed in claim 8, wherein the wireless remote device further comprises a remote power supply coupled to the remote microprocessor module for supplying an operating voltage to the remote microprocessor module.
  11. 11. The wireless detecting system as claimed in claim 8, wherein the remote wireless module is a RF module, a Bluetooth module or an UWB module.
  12. 12. The wireless detecting system as claimed in claim 8, wherein the wireless remote device further comprises a database coupled to the remote microprocessor module for supplying a standard golf swing dynamic signal to the remote microprocessor module, wherein the standard golf swing dynamic signal comprises a standard radian data of golf swing, a standard power data of hitting and a standard angle data of hitting.
  13. 13. The wireless detecting system as claimed in claim 12, wherein the remote microprocessor module compares the golf swing dynamic signal with the standard golf swing dynamic signal, and outputs a corrected signal to the remote displayer for displaying.
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