In reference to the patent: US20140207263
I ran across this patent application in a google search and can't help but be dismayed that someone is actually trying to patent this. Is this a patent troll?
The idea of coming up with a score for physical fitness has been around for years/decades. Nothing new or novel here. Several organizations utilize an overal physical fitness scoring system that combines performance levels from multiple disciplines in order to arrive at a single number or level. Reference the FBI physical fitness test 2, or similar tests from air force, army, marines, California department of education fitnessgram 3, Presidential physical fitness test 4, Track and Field Combined-event scoring systems 5, and numerous others. How could this patent application be considered new or novel?