Another US Patent issued

10/4/2018:  I learned today that another US Patent issued: 10,077,967 on September 18, 2018.  This is a tape to be attached to equipment, especially a sports handle.  The tape has either a thin longitudinal groove or elevation that makes an impression on the holder’s skin.  This impression allows the holder to have better orientation of the handle.  It is based upon the psychomotor principle know as “tactile edge orientation processing”.  This is fancy wording that means the human can reach into their pocket and discern without looking by feeling the difference between a coin and a key by way of feeling the edge of each.

The function in sports is the same principle as the groove golf grip and the glove with holes in the finger tips work.  The player has a better sense of orientation and there for proprioception to be more accurate with performance.