Global patent index - EP 1011816 A2

EP 1011816 A2 2000-06-28 - DYNAMIC REAL TIME EXERCISE VIDEO APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (en)

DYNAMIC REAL TIME EXERCISE VIDEO APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (de)

VIDEOVORRICHTUNG UND -VERFAHREN FÜR DYNAMISCHE ÜBUNGEN IN ECHTZEIT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE VIDEO D'ENTRAINEMENT DYNAMIQUE EN TEMPS REEL

Publication

EP 1011816 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 97945508 A

Priority

  • US 9717974 W
  • US 72638796 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9815112A2] A system, apparatus and method for interactively controlling the rate of real-time video playback and audio track playback is disclosed. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus is an interactive exercise video system which utilizes a bicycle, a bicycle wheel speed detector, an interface unit connected to the wheel speed detector and to a conventional game controller connected to a conventional video game CD player, which is in turn connected to a TV. A prerecorded video CD is played in the player in which the display rate of video images is altered via software embedded on the CD such that the speed of the video is changed by the level of activity on the exercise device. The variation of the video frame rate is accomplished by modifying the duration time stamp on each video frame which is used by the player control program so as to change the sequential time at which each frame is called for display by the conventional video player. The variation of video display rate is independent of the pitch of the audio play rate. To maintain synchronization of the audio with the video without changing the pitch of the audio, portions of the audio are looped back, i.e. replayed.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63B 21/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 24/00 (2006.01); A63F 13/10 (2006.01); A63B 69/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/245 (2014.09); A63B 24/0087 (2013.01); A63F 13/10 (2013.01); A63F 13/816 (2014.09); A63F 13/95 (2014.09); A63B 2024/009 (2013.01); A63B 2024/0096 (2013.01); A63B 2069/165 (2013.01); A63B 2071/0644 (2013.01); A63F 2250/26 (2013.01); A63F 2300/1012 (2013.01); A63F 2300/1062 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8005 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8017 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9815112 A2 19980409; WO 9815112 A3 19980702; AU 4669197 A 19980424; AU 735562 B2 20010712; CA 2267988 A1 19980409; EP 1011816 A2 20000628; EP 1011816 A4 20020703

INPADOC legal status

2003-03-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20020824

2002-07-03 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20020517

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2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19990520

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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