200px-Logo_NIKE.svg.jpgIPNews® – Nike Inc. was granted patents last week for shoes containing data transmission systems to collect information about the footwear’s use and for golf clubs containing sensors to measure the club’s movements.

The footwear patent covers a shoe including a system to send data to a remote system like a display or other device, which could be used to track a user’s identity, location, speed, distance traveled or other data. The golf club patent describes club heads equipped with sensors like gyroscopes and accelerometers to track various parameters of the club, plus related software, hardware and displays. To continue reading, click: Nike Patents Footwear, Golf Clubs With Digital Sensors