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20090295569Universal Personal Emergency Medical Information Retrieval System - A universal personal emergency medical information retrieval system, wherein information is written onto an RFID tag that is affixed to a carrier element, such as the back of the user's driver's license, passport, national identity card, school identification card, other form of identification, or cell phone. Medical personnel are alerted to the presence of the RFID tag by a universally accepted system identifier affixed to the carrier element, by scanning the patient with a handheld scanner, or by an RFID scanning portal. The emergency medical personnel can then download the user's information and identification photo using an RFID scanner. This information can then be used appropriately for proper emergency diagnosis and treatment. The RFID scanner can also be connected to a computer or computer network to retrieve additional information from a central database or to further disseminate the information contained on the RFID tag.12-03-2009
20100141429Medical data transmission system - A system for transmission of medical data comprises a first device which is designed to be worn on the body of a patient and which generates medically relevant data when in operation, said data being transmitted wirelessly to a second device. The first device comprises a communication unit for the wireless communication with the second device, a circuit which generates medically relevant data when in operation and a handover memory for the intermediate storage of data that are to be transferred from the circuit to the communication unit or from the communication unit to the circuit. The data generating circuit is connected to the handover memory via a first data line and the communication unit is connected to the handover memory via a second data line. The first device comprises a change-over switch closing the first data line and interrupting the second data line in a first switched state and interrupting the first data line and closing the second data line in a second switched state, said change-over switch changing between the first and second switched state without communication with the data generating circuit.06-10-2010
20090121863Medical safety monitor system - A medical alert system is presented. The system includes a remote control unit wearable by an individual. A motion sensor outputs a signal indicative of motion of the individual where an absence of signal indicates a potential need for medical assistance. A low power circuitry processes the signal to determine the absence of signal. The circuitry outputs a first signal after a first period of time when the absence of signal has been detected and a second signal after a second period of time when the absence of signal has been detected. A transmitter is responsive to the first and second signal transmits an alert signal indicating need for the medical assistance. The alert signal is repeated at intervals of the first period of time. An alert signal receiver module is configured to receive the transmitted alert signal and notify proper authorities of a medical or situation.05-14-2009
20130043993Systematic distillation of status data relating to regimen compliance - Configuration technologies for cost-effectively monitoring indicia of regimen compliance or noncompliance in response to one or more indications of symptoms or actions or other data on data-bearing media or in wireless transmissions, such as implementing techniques for providing or preventing access or otherwise acting on or communicating incremental or definitive indicia of compliance or noncompliance.02-21-2013
20130076508CARDIAC ARREST MONITORING DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to devices, implementations and techniques for health monitoring. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to cardiac arrest monitoring devices.03-28-2013
20130076509DEFECATION/URINATION DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to detection of defecation/urination of human bodies. In particular, the present invention provides a defecation/urination detection system and method using an RFID passive tag and a reader to measure a change in the sensitivity (or receiving count) of the tag and then inform a user of the incidence in real time mode. The defecation/urination detection system comprises: a first step of registering a defecation/urination detection tag in one-to-one correspondence upon receiving a request for registration of the defecation/urination detection tag, following the initiation; a second step of detecting an energy level of a received signal that is generated from the registered defecation/urination detection tag, thereby detecting sensitivity based on the energy level; and a third step of analyzing the detected sensitivity and then making an alarm sound and a display if there is a change in the sensitivity of the defecation/urination detection tag due to defecation/urination, regarding the change as a criterion for determination of the incidence of defecation/urination.03-28-2013
20130082837FIRST EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEVICE - A personal emergency device is provided to individuals to allow the individuals to request emergency assistances. The device communicates with a base receiver to indicate the individual has requested assistances. The base receiver then communicates with an emergency system such as e-911 emergency services or a remote care system. The base receiver or the remote care system may forward information to the emergency services to provide first responders with additional information regarding the individual. The information may include personal information such as age and name, and the information may include medical information such as a recent blood pressure, weight, and blood glucose level.04-04-2013
20130049956RESCUE TIME TRACKER - This document relates to systems and techniques for providing response to emergency situations, such as traffic accidents, cardiac arrest, or other medical emergencies.02-28-2013
20130069780HEALTH MONITORING APPLIANCE - A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes; and a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance monitoring vital signs.03-21-2013
20100271200Postural information system and method including determining response to subject advisory information - A method includes, but is not limited to: determining subject advisory information regarding one or more subjects based at least in part upon postural influencer status information including information involving one or more spatial aspects for each of two or more postural influencers of the one or more subjects, and determining a response to the subject advisory information including one or more changes regarding one or more spatial aspects for one or more of the postural influencers. In addition to the foregoing, other related method/system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.10-28-2010
20120218101SITUATIONAL MARKING AND AWARENESS TAG (SMART) BEACON, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method are disclosed comprising a plurality of small independent light sources which are arranged in a mesh network and capable of exchanging data such that they can be operated together and under control of a controller in order to provide enhanced lighting effects in particular applications.08-30-2012
20120223833PORTABLE WIRELESS PERSONAL HEAD IMPACT REPORTING SYSTEM - A system for sensing, analyzing and reporting a collision event experienced by a person or object sensor module designed to a person or object, module angular velocities over time and a processor for analyzing the sensed velocities, calculating properties of angular velocities, such as jerk and jolt, comparing these properties with threshold values selected to correlate to predicted severities of injury to the person or object, transmitting information regarding these properties to communication device user-designated persons. Also provided are group tracking and communication devices for use by monitors to manage multiple persons equipped with sensor modules. The sensor modules and group tracking and communication devices are designed to be portable, attachable and detachable so that they can be attached to different types of gear used by persons engaging in different activities.09-06-2012
20090237235Relative positioning system method - A relative positioning system and method has an adjoining pair of spaced apart receivers positioned proximal to an object causing a signal interference with a radio frequency signal detectable by each receiver of the adjoining pair. The radio frequency signal is associated with an emitter. Control electronics operatively couple the spaced apart receivers. The control electronics are configured to determine a direction of the emitter based on the signal interference. In an embodiment of the system and method the emitter is associated with an object of interest, the signal encodes information relating to the identity and status of the object, and information and heading of the object are cutaneously communicated to an operator by an article worn by the operator.09-24-2009
20090237234Relative positioning system and method - A relative positioning system and method has an adjoining pair of spaced apart receivers positioned proximal to an object causing a signal interference with a radio frequency signal detectable by each receiver of the adjoining pair. The radio frequency signal is associated with an emitter. Control electronics operatively couple the spaced apart receivers. The control electronics are configured to determine a direction of the emitter based on the signal interference. In an embodiment of the system and method the emitter is associated with an object of interest, the signal encodes information relating to the identity and status of the object, and information and heading of the object are cutaneously communicated to an operator by an article worn by the operator.09-24-2009
20090009320Activity monitoring device - A device for monitoring the activity of a user to prevent deep vein thrombosis when working. The device comprises a carrier (01-08-2009
20090009319Wireless Monitoring Device - An exemplary embodiment of a wireless monitoring device includes a sensitive patch with a sensor for sensing a body part and generating a signal. A wireless transmitter includes a first connection portion coupling to the sensitive patch for transmitting the signal. A mounting belt device is affixed to the wireless transmitter and securable in a closed loop configuration for coupling the wireless transmitter to an object. A wireless receiver is adapted for receiving the signal. The wireless receiver includes a display surface for displaying a value corresponding the signal and a supporting surface with a second connection portion. The wireless receiver and the wireless transmitter are detachably combined by coupling the first connection portion and the second connection portion, thereby keeping the wireless receiver and the wireless transmitter in an upright position.01-08-2009
20130162427Portable Fitness Monitoring Systems With Displays and Applications Thereof - Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring device for monitoring an individual during a physical activity may include an article for wearing adapted to releasably fix the portable fitness monitoring device to the individual's body, a sensor adapted to sense performance parameter information, a display adapted to present visual output to the individual, and a memory operatively coupled to a processor. The memory may store computer readable instruction that, when executed by the processor, cause the portable fitness monitoring device to generate a first visual output for the display that includes an indication of the intensity level that the individual should be performing at, and generate a second visual output for the display that includes an indication of the intensity level that the individual is currently performing at.06-27-2013
20130162428Worker's Personal Alarm Device - The present invention relates to a worker's personal alarm device for generating alarms. The alarm device includes a health monitoring means for monitoring at least one health parameter relating to a worker. The device further includes a controller for generating an alarm subsequent to determining that the health parameter is indicative of unacceptable health. The controller also generates an alarm based upon one or more conditions relating to an allocated protection zone.06-27-2013
20120112903REMOTE MEDICAL DEVICE ALARM - A remote alarm for use with a wearable medical device. The remote alarm is configured to receive alarms, voice messages and prompts issued by the wearable medical device and to repeat those alarms, voice messages and prompts in a manner that can more easily be perceived by a patient wearing the wearable medical device or a bystander. The remote alarm can be configured to receive a communication from the wearable medical device, and in response, to identify one or more messages to be provided to the patient or a bystander. The messages may be provided audibly, visually, tactilely or combinations thereof. The remote alarm may further be configured to take certain actions depending upon the content of the communication, such as sending a telephone message to alert emergency personnel to the identity, location and medical condition of the patient, or sending an email.05-10-2012
20100171611Sensor-Based Adaptive Methods for Wearable Devices - The present disclosure is directed towards apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved sensor-based patient monitoring and tracking. In accordance with one aspect, a method is provided for adjusting a vital sign alarm threshold of a vital status sensor as a function of a patient's GPS data, which may comprise: altitude data, velocity data, and position data. In accordance with another aspect, a method is provided for adjusting one or more alarm detection parameters based in part on a patient's calculated heart rate variability (HRV) data. According to yet another aspect, an electronic triage tag is configured to include a colored card insertion region for inserting a colored card for preventing the device from being inadvertently activated, an LCD screen and a series of LEDs for displaying the triage status of a patient (red, yellow, green, black).07-08-2010
20090256702MULTI-MODE COMMUNICATION INGESTIBLE EVENT MARKERS AND SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Aspects of the invention include multi-mode communication ingestible event marker devices. Ingestible event marker devices of the invention include an ingestible component comprising a conductive communication module and at least one additional non-conductive communication module. The non-conductive communication module may be integrated with the ingestible component or at least a portion or all of the non-conductive communication module may be associated with a packaging component of the ingestible event marker device. Additional aspects of the invention include systems that include the devices and one or more receivers, as well as methods of using the same.10-15-2009
20120001752Communication System with Partial Power Source - The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can be used in a variety of different applications, including as components of ingestible identifiers, such as may be found in ingestible event markers, e.g., pharma-informatics enabled pharmaceutical compositions.01-05-2012
20120001751Body Area Network Pairing Improvements for Clinical Workflows - A method for establishing a connection between a first electronic computing device and a second electronic computing device includes moving the second electronic computing device so that it is proximal to the first electronic computing device. When the first electronic computing device detects the proximity of the first electronic computing device relative to the second electronic computing device, a radio on the first electronic device is set to a connectable and discoverable state. A wireless connection is automatically established between the first electronic computing device and the second electronic computing device. Data is transmitted between the first electronic computing device and the second electronic computing device.01-05-2012
20120105224LIGHT EMITTING BEACON - There is disclosed a stand-alone light emitting beacon including impact and/or pressure sensing electronics which provides an indication that the wearer has been subject to an impact or pressure capable of causing injury, such as concussion. There is also disclosed a helmet comprising a protective shell, at least one LED positioned visibly on an outer surface of the helmet, electronics comprising a microprocessor and programs for controlling an illumination of the LED and an impact sensor.05-03-2012
20090102641COAXIAL CABLE ANTENNA FOR COMMUNICATION WITH IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICES - In general, the invention is directed to a coaxial cable antenna for use in an external device, such as a programmer or monitor, to enhance communication between the external device and an implanted medical device (IMD). The coaxial cable antenna provides the external device with polarization diversity. For example, the coaxial cable antenna includes a first portion and a second portion that are substantially perpendicular to one another. Each of the portions of the coaxial cable antenna has a different polarization orientation, thus providing the programmer with polarization diversity. Further, the external device may include more than one coaxial cable antenna to provide the external device with spatial diversity as well as polarization diversity provided by the coaxial cable antenna design. The coaxial cable antenna configurations reduce problems associated with polarization mismatches, antenna nulls, and multi-path propagation interference.04-23-2009
20100033320SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY INFORMATION - In one general aspect, emergency information for a person is received from a user. A unique identifier for the person is generated. The unique identifier is associated with the emergency information. The emergency information is stored on an emergency information device. The unique identifier is associated with the emergency information device. The emergency information device is sent to the user.02-11-2010
20090189759HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEM - A method is provided for monitoring hygiene compliance.07-30-2009
20090256701INTERACTIVE PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile device configured to instruct and direct a patient within a medical care facility. The medical device may include a main housing configured to be conveyed by the patient within the medical care facility, a display positioned on the main housing, a tracking device configured to be tracked by a patient information system, a processor in communication with the display, and a transceiver allowing bi-directional communication between the mobile device and the patient information system. The transceiver may be configured to receive patient-specific directions and instructions regarding a medical care event that are transmitted from the patient information system. The processor is operable to show the patient-specific directions and instructions on the display.10-15-2009
20090273468SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING BIOMETRIC TRENDS WITH A RELATED TEMPORAL EVENT - Systems and methods for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event are disclosed. A preferred embodiment utilizes an implantable medical device comprising at least one sensor in electronic communication with a patient management system adapted to temporally analyze and correlate biometric data. Some embodiments of a system disclosed herein also can be configured as an Advanced Patient Management system that helps better monitor, predict and manage chronic diseases.11-05-2009
20090273467IP BASED MONITORING AND ALARMING - A patient monitoring system (11-05-2009
20120293322Mobile Device Supported Medical Information Services - A wireless telecommunications system can receive position information associated with a wireless mobile device of a user and a medical access point name from the wireless mobile device, can determine a gateway based on the position information and the access point name, can receive medical information associated with the user from the wireless mobile device via the gateway, and can provide, based on the medical information and the position information, the medical information to a computer system of a medical facility. The medical information can include drug allergies, food allergies, health issues, physician contact information, emergency contact information, and/or a preferred medical facility, among others. The medical information can be useful in providing medical aid to the user of the wireless mobile device if the user is not able to communicate via verbal means, via written means, and/or via sign means.11-22-2012
20120293324SYSTEM FOR SEAMLESS AND SECURE NETWORKING OF IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES, ELECTRONIC PATCH DEVICES AND WEARABLE DEVICES - A system level scheme for networking of implantable devices, electronic patch devices/sensors coupled to the body, and wearable sensors/devices with cellular telephone/mobile devices, peripheral devices and remote servers is described.11-22-2012
20120293323SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING ALARMS IN A WEARABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - According to another example, a wearable medical device controller is provided. The device controller includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to determine a correlation between a phenomenon identifiable by the wearable medical device controller and at least one response pattern associated with a patient and store, responsive to detecting the correlation, an adaptation path to address the at least one response pattern, the adaptation path specifying an adaptation of at least one characteristic of an alarm. The at least one response pattern may include a plurality of response patterns and the adaptation path may reflect adaptations made to address at least some of the plurality of response patterns.11-22-2012
20100102955APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING MEDICATION, MEDICATION BOX, AND MEDICATION STORAGE CONTAINER - An apparatus and method for assisting medication are capable of assisting medication of users who have to regularly take medications in daily life. The apparatus includes a medication box having a plurality of containers, each of which stores a dose of medication to be taken at one time according to a medication schedule, a radio frequency (RF) transmitter carried on a user and transmitting an RF signal, an RF receiver receiving the RF signal from the RF transmitter, and a controller controlling medication assisting. Thus, the apparatus checks a spatial-temporal situation of the user, i.e. an medication, notification or information situation, using the received RF signal, and creating and providing medication service corresponding to the checked situation.04-29-2010
20110205051PULSE WIDTH CODING FOR INTERFERENCE-TOLERANT TELEMETRIC SIGNAL DETECTION - A monitor provides a wireless signal with respective pulses, based on a heartbeat, repetitive physical movement, or other repetitive bodily action of a user. The pulses include longer duration pulses whose duration identifies the monitor, and distinguishes it from other monitors which may provide crosstalk interference. The longer duration pulses are interspersed among short duration pulses to reduce power consumption. A receiver unit processes the signal to determine a rate of the bodily action and provide a corresponding output. The receiver unit can operate in a baseline mode when crosstalk is not detected, where each pulse is used to determine the rate, or in a crosstalk mode when crosstalk is detected, where only the longer duration pulses are used to determine the rate. The receiver unit can synchronize with two or more consecutive longer duration pulses. The pulse duration can be fixed or determined dynamically, e.g., non-deterministically.08-25-2011
20080309481Sensor node and sensor network system - Provided is a sensor node including: a sensor for measuring biological information; a CPU for acquiring data by driving the sensor; a wireless communication unit for transmitting the data acquired by the CPU; a battery for supplying the control unit, the wireless communication unit, and the sensor with electric power; a RAM for storing the data; a compression unit for compressing the data stored in the RAM when the wireless communication unit cannot carry out the transmission; and a flash memory for storing the compressed data, thereby storing as much sensing data as possible on the sensor node, which is limited in resources, and preventing loss of the sensing data.12-18-2008
20120044071SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING BIOMETRIC TRENDS WITH A RELATED TEMPORAL EVENT - Systems and methods for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event are disclosed. A preferred embodiment utilizes an implantable medical device comprising at least one sensor in electronic communication with a patient management system adapted to temporally analyze and correlate biometric data. Some embodiments of a system disclosed herein also can be configured as an Advanced Patient Management system that helps better monitor, predict and manage chronic diseases.02-23-2012
20110205052BURN DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTION TOOL FOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH - A system and method to assist an emergency medical dispatcher in responding to emergency calls is disclosed. A computer-implemented emergency dispatch protocol is provided that includes interrogatories for a dispatcher to ask a caller to generate an appropriate response. A diagnostic tool is provided to aid a dispatcher in calculating a burn surface area of a patient. The diagnostic tool calculates the burn surface area based on caller relayed information about the areas of the patient's body that are burned. The burn calculation may be based on the Rule of Nines methodology. The diagnostic tool can be launched automatically by the emergency dispatch protocol, or manually as desired by a dispatcher. The diagnostic tool presents a user interface that may provide, among other things, instructions, a visual portrayal of the human body, and input fields.08-25-2011
20090140851Systems and methods for facilitating a first response mission at an incident scene using patient monitoring - Systems and methods for facilitating a first response mission at an incident scene, such as an accident site, a natural or human-made disaster site, or any other first response site. One system comprises a portable patient module to be associated with a patient at the incident scene and configured to transmit wireless signals. The system also comprises a processing system comprising at least one receiver to receive the wireless signals and a processing entity configured to process data derived from the wireless signals to determine an action to be performed with respect to the patient, such as transmission of a message conveying information regarding the patient to a first responder at the incident scene, establishment of communication between a first responder at the incident scene and a clinician remote from the incident scene to discuss the patient, or transmission of a message to initiate preparation of resources at a healthcare facility remote from the incident scene for arrival of the patient.06-04-2009
20120139722Sleep-Posture Sensing and Monitoring System - In a system for protecting a user from injury sustained during sleep, a sensing device is operated to automatically monitor orientation or posture of a user during sleep of the user. A signal is transmitted from the sensing device to a control unit, which is operated to activate an appliance so that the appliance generates an alert signal upon detection by the sensing device and control unit of an undesirable orientation or posture of the user.06-07-2012
20090051526SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING WORKFLOW - A system and method for managing workflow is provided. The system includes one or more computer devices which execute workflow software to assign tasks to medical staff. The workflow software may be configured to assign tasks to persons on the medical staff based on a set of criteria including the person's current location or zone, the locations or zones in which other uncompleted tasks are located, and whether the person has a particular pieced of medical equipment. The system may include portable wireless communication devices and an interactive voice recognitions (IVR) subsystem to permit persons on the staff to communicate information by voice to the computer devices via the portable wireless communication devices and to receive audio messages from the computer devices via the wireless communication devices. The workflow software may be configured to display a staff screen in which the displayed data is filtered by medical staff role and sorted by medical staff identification.02-26-2009
20090201148SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS SIGNAL TRANSFERS BETWEEN ULTRASOUND-ENABLED MEDICAL DEVICES - Systems and methods for wireless signal transfers between ultrasound-enabled medical devices are disclosed. An illustrative system includes a source device equipped with multiple transducer elements configured to transmit an acoustic wave, a target device including an acoustic transducer for receiving the acoustic wave from the source device, and a controller configured to determine adjustments to one or more transmission parameters of the source device for increasing the signal coherence of the acoustic wave at the target device.08-13-2009
20090231125MOBILE MONITORING - A wireless network for monitoring a patient (09-17-2009
20090231124METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC ASSOCIATION DEVICES TO A PATIENT AND CONCURRENT CREATION OF A PATIENT RECORD - A wireless patient point-of-care network (09-17-2009
20090201147Emergency services notification station and door unlock device - When a person believes that he/she is having a heart attack, a pendant (or other communications device) can be activated to communicate an emergency services request signal to an emergency services notification station (e.g., that houses an AED). Once the emergency services notification station receives the emergency services request signal, the emergency services notification station can notify anyone in the area of the pending emergency (e.g., by sounding a siren and/or flashing a light and/or vibrating). The emergency services notification station can utilize an address display such that someone passing by is informed of the address of the person that needs assistance.08-13-2009
20110221590Personal Area Network Pairing - A method for automatically adding a first sensor device to a first personal area network in a healthcare application includes receiving a signal with out-of-band pairing data at the first sensor device. The first sensor device is disposed on a patient's body. The out-of-band pairing data is injected into the patient's body by a second sensor device disposed on the patient's body. Pairing data is extracted from the received signal at the first sensor device. Using the pairing data, the first sensor device is added to the first personal area.09-15-2011
20120194338Sanitization Compliance Monitoring System - A sanitization compliance monitoring system comprises care giver badges, patient bed beacons associated with patient beds, dispenser beacons associated with sanitization dispensers, and a central unit for wirelessly communicating with the badges.08-02-2012
20100156625SENSOR DATA SHARING - The disclosed embodiments relate to a method for operating two or more mobile terminals in an interactive session. The mobile terminals are provided with one or more sensors. The data captured by the sensors is sent via a wireless connection to the other mobile terminals that participate in the interactive session. The data received from the other mobile communication terminals is communicated to the user of the respective mobile communication terminals via the user interface.06-24-2010
20100188208WIRELESS PATIENT PARAMETER SENSORS FOR USE IN MRI - A wireless patient monitor for MRI provides for on-board filtering of physiological signals from the patient to provide improved assessment and processing of MRI noise before the signal is affected by the transmission process. A system of powering of a wireless patient monitor using capacitors is also provided.07-29-2010
20100277308MEASUREMENT-BASED WIRELESS DEVICE SYSTEM LEVEL MANAGEMENT - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide system level management to a wireless device using measurements. In various embodiments, a system level manager independent of the operating system of a wireless device may be configured to determine relevant metrics to obtain measurements, based at least in part on the quality of service needs and performance/resource consumption models of the wireless device. In various embodiments, the system level manager may be further configured to determine management actions to be taken by the operating system based at least in part on the measurements obtained.11-04-2010
20100253505PHYSIOLOGICAL HOMECARE SYSTEM - A handheld physiological homecare system including a sensing device and an extension sensing device is provided. The sensing device includes a processor, a signal processing circuitry with input interface, a memory for storing physiological signals and related information, a battery for providing power, a status display unit, for showing physiological information, and a communication interface. The extension sensing device includes at least a sensor/electrode, and a housing having a dock structure and a holding portion. Therefore, after the dock structure of the extension sensing device is mechanically engaged with the sensing device for forming one handheld combined device and electrically connecting the sensor/electrode to the signal processing circuitry, by holding the holding portion, the combined device can be used to acquire physiological signals from user's body, and after biosignal acquisition, the communication interface can be used to output user's physiological information for further analysis.10-07-2010
20100225468Modular Patient Portable Communicator for Use in Life Critical Network - A modular portable patient communicator (PPC) provides for communications with a patient implantable medical device (PIMD) and connectivity with a central authority (CA) via an unsecured network. Medical firmware and a radio facilitate wireless interrogation of the PIMD and acquisition of PIMD data. A universal communications port facilitates mechanical and signal connectivity with one or a multiplicity of disparate detachable modules, some of which provide the PPC with an external communications facility and have disparate communication protocols. The PPC is devoid of an external communications facility other than the radio and universal communications port. Life critical network software is executed in cooperation with an attached module to cause the PPC to transmit a request to a network access facility for a connection to the unsecured network, authenticate the PPC to the CA, and facilitate secured communication between the PPC and CA upon successful PPC authentication.09-09-2010
20090128325COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE HEALTH STATUS OF A PATIENT, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD - This invention provides a communication system for monitoring the health status of a patient, a communication device and a sensor device for monitoring the health status of a patient and a method of monitoring the health status of a patient. The communication system comprises a communication device and a sensor device, the communication device comprising a first communication interface for communication with the sensor device and comprising a second communication interface for communication with a health care center, the communication device being able to generate a warning message upon failure of either the first communication interface or the second communication interface, wherein —the generation of a warning message is prevented if the failure of the first communication interface begins and ends during a first time interval and/or —the generation of a warning message is prevented if the failure of the second communication interface begins and ends during a third time interval and/or —the communication device comprises a detection device for detecting a critical or non-critical health status, and the generation of a warning message is prevented if both —the duration of failure of the second communication interface is —shorter than a second time interval and —a non-critical health status is detected.05-21-2009
20110115620System and Method of Preventing Patient Drug Mismatch - Aspects of the invention disclose a method and system for preventing patient drug mismatch. The method and system may be implemented using RFID technology to match medication to a particular patient. Aspects of the disclosure may be part of a medication administration system and/or a medication dispensing system that may or may not work with a medication and supply management system.05-19-2011
20110128146CARING SYSTEM AT HOME - A caring system at home having two-way wireless network and reminding & warning functions is disclosed. The caring system at home includes a physiological signal measuring instrument, a wireless integrated control module, a reminding & warning device, a graphic user's interface system, as well as a database server. The physiological signal measuring instrument transmits the measured results to the graphic user interface for displaying through the wireless two-way transmitting module and stores the data in the database server for collecting, analyzing, and data-inquiring. The wireless two-way transmitting module is capable of receiving the signals transmitted by the graphic user interface to accomplish the reminding & warning functions. In addition, the mobile device transmitting module transmits the reminding & warning information to the mobile device.06-02-2011
20090212940METHOD OF WIRELESS ALARM FOR MEDICAL ALARM SYSTEM - A method of a wireless alarm for a medical alarm system, and the alarm system is installed with a network module and a cell phone module. An alarm signal is remotely transmitted to a computer or a portable apparatus by the network module on Internet or is remotely transmitted to a cell phone of by the cell phone module through a GPRS when an unusual environmental condition is detected by the alarm system. This method enhances alarm efficiency of the alarm system.08-27-2009
20110148622SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING - A system includes a local patient monitor and a plurality of remote patient monitors. The local patient monitor may display a plurality of physiological parameters for a local patient. The local patient monitor may further display a remote monitoring interface with the local patient's physiological parameters. The remote monitoring interface may include a plurality of status icons respectively representing the plurality of remote patient monitors. In one embodiment, the local patient monitor receives alarm information from a first remote patient monitor indicating that one or more physiological parameters for a remote patient are outside of a determined range. The alarm information may include, for example, location information for the remote patient and an alarm condition indicated by the one or more physiological parameters. The local patient monitor may display the alarm information within the remote monitoring interface.06-23-2011
20100052897Health-related signaling via wearable items - Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.03-04-2010
20100052899METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES - Systems and techniques for command communication between wireless devices are described. In one implementation, a data gathering device (such as a continuous glucose monitor) and a monitoring/control device, which communicate data samples through a frequency hopping protocol, utilize a dedicated command frequency for the transmission of non-data instructions and acknowledgements. A command mode is described where the command frequency is regularly listened to by a device to determine if pairing or other instructions are being sent. In another example, when communications are disrupted or corrupted, the devices revert to using the command frequency in order to reacquire a paired link between the devices. The command frequency is also used for a flight mode, where the data-acquisition device goes into a low-, or no-power transmission mode and remains in the mode, storing sampled data, until instructed to leave the flight mode over the command frequency.03-04-2010
20100052900SYSTEM TO MONITOR THE INGESTION OF MEDICINES - A system for monitoring ingestion of medicine (03-04-2010
20100052898Health-related signaling via wearable items - Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.03-04-2010
20100283601MEDICATION USAGE MONITORING AND REMINDING DEVICE AND METHOD - The medication usage monitoring and reminding device and method enables a user to easily monitor usage of medications by weighing the medications using a weighing component, a processing component and an I/O component. Additionally, the device is able to remind a user regarding the medications if the medication has not been timely taken. The device is also able to obtain information regarding medications such as possible conflicts, updates and other information. The device is able to be used for food/drink information or dietary information.11-11-2010
20100295674Integrated health management console - A health management system is described, comprising at least one console, one or more devices in two-way wireless communication with the console wherein the console acts as an intelligent gateway through which the one or more devices may communicate to external data and voice networks, and an alert system wherein an alert is triggered by one or more of a user's action and pre-set alarm criteria and wherein the triggering of an alert causes the console to take an action.11-25-2010
20110254682HAND HYGIENE SYSTEM - There is provided a system for monitoring hygiene compliance in a medical facility. The system includes personnel tags for patients and for healthcare workers within the facility; sensors, to be carried by healthcare workers, which recognize personnel tags for patients within a distance of 1 meter; washing stations provided with tags which are recognized by said sensors within a distance of 0.5 meter; and a control unit, to be carried by the healthcare workers, said control unit being programmed to detect whether a healthcare worker bearing one of the personnel tags accessed a washing station prior to contacting a patient bearing a separate one of the personnel tags.10-20-2011
20080252443METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC MULTI-STAGE SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION IN A MEDICAL DEVICE - Methods and apparatus for providing multi-stage signal amplification in a medical telemetry system are provided.10-16-2008
20100321180ULTRASONIC COMPLIANCE ZONE SYSTEM - A system is provided for establishing a compliance zone and monitoring interactions therewith. The system includes a compliance zone designator and a wearable device. The compliance zone designator transmits an ultrasound signal to establish the compliance zone. The ultrasound signal may be encoded with information on the compliance zone. The compliance zone designator is configured for placement at a location in which the compliance zone is desired. The wearable device is separate from the compliance zone designator. The wearable device includes a compliance zone recognition component configured to recognize the compliance zone and identify one or more pre-defined interaction criteria for the compliance zone. When the wearable device is within the compliance zone, the compliance zone recognition component recognizes the compliance zone and identifies the interaction criteria of the compliance zone. Based on the interaction criteria the wearable device determines and records compliance with the interaction criteria. The recorded data is optionally used to set off real-time alerts. The recorded data is also optionally used in subsequent analysis and documentation of compliance with protocols.12-23-2010
20110163872SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY PRESENCE DETECTION - A detection device and method includes a transducer array (07-07-2011
20090322513Medical emergency alert system and method - A medical emergency reporting system and methodology that utilize a wearable monitoring device to continuously monitor key physiological parameters of a person, and when measurements exceed programmed threshold levels, it will automatically issue a medical emergency alert along with location information to a remote monitoring center via a wireless network and the Internet for immediate local response. This system will also provide manual emergency alert activation, continuous updates with key physiological measurements to the emergency response personnel along with the medical history of the subject as well as redundancy in emergency alert reporting and malfunction diagnosis to assure ultimate accuracy, immediacy and reliability for the person that requires medical assistance.12-31-2009
20100117822TRACKING AND MONITORING SYSTEM - A tracking device is incorporated into a band, such as a watch band or bracelet. The tracking device appears as an ordinary band, but cannot be removed by the individual wearing it. If necessary, the location of the tracking device can be determined by a central server and reported to the authorities or to the individual's family.05-13-2010
20120306643BANDS FOR MEASURING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION - In some aspects, a system is provided that includes (1) a wrist band having one or more sensors that measure biometric data of a user wearing the band; and (2) a display on the band that displays a message based on biometric data measured by the band. The message indicates a heart rate zone of the user. Numerous other aspects are provided.12-06-2012
20080316020RFID ANTENNA FOR IN-BODY DEVICE - RFID antennas for ingestible devices, such as ingestible event markers, are provided. Aspects of the ingestible devices of the invention include RFID signal transmission antennas with a battery that is activated upon being exposed to fluid in the body. Embodiments of the RFID antennas are configured to emit a detectable signal upon contact with a target physiological site. Also provided are methods of making and using the devices of the invention.12-25-2008
20120176237HOMELAND INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY "H-LIST" AND BATTLEFIELD APPARATUS - Homeland Intelligence Systems Technology “H-LIST” and battlefield apparatus comprises nano-sensors embedded in a silicon substrate and etched/fused in a micro-fibered material. The silicon substrate is alloyed with miniaturized steel responsive to weapons, preventing bullet penetration and providing effective detection platform on an outfit. The outfit is operable for monitoring suspicious terrorist activities and for tracking biological and chemical gases, and explosives, including weapons of mass destruction and physiological conditions of personnel. Disclosed embodiments provide wearable detection apparatus comprising plurality sensors on an outfit configured to be worn by military personnel, an officer, a security officer, a bus driver, hostesses, Doctors, civil establishment hospital patients and the like, for protection and for sensing deadly gases, explosives, and physiological conditions in a defined area. A receptor is operatively configured and worn proximate to the outfit responsive to detection signals. The receptor is communicatively connected to the sensors and operable for receiving/analyzing detection signal communications wirelessly indicative of the presence of a sensed agent, whereby detected signals are transported wirelessly to a central security monitoring station, providing communications to first responders. The communications could be reachable to backup security personnel or agents, prompting them to respond to the vicinity of the detection. The sensors are multifunctional and coded to recognize wavelike pattern of gases and explosives traveling through the wave. Embodiments provide the outfit and the receptor being operable to process the portion of the detection signal to determine the detection type and/or whether there is a concealed object by conducting a test in which a first characteristic of a first dielectric constant associated with a person is determined, and a second characteristic of a second dielectric constant associated with the concealed object and or weapons of mass destruction is determined to expedite data transmission and communication to first responders.07-12-2012
20120044070System and Method for Remote Patient Monitoring and Assessment to Facilitate Patient Treatment - A system and method for remote patient monitoring and assessment to facilitate patient treatment are provided. The system includes at least one portable computing device (such as a smart cellular telephone) operated by a caregiver, which generates a plurality of user interface screens for allowing the caregiver to enter information relating to a patient's medical condition and treatment of the patient. The system compares a parameter of the information entered by the caregiver to a pre-defined threshold to determine whether the parameter is acceptable, and displays an alert screen on the portable computing device if the means for comparing the parameter determines that the parameter is unacceptable. A central server in communication with the portable computing device via a network receives the information entered by the caregiver, and electronically generates a report summarizing the patient's medical condition and treatment given to the patient by the caregiver.02-23-2012
20120044069WELLBEING TRANSPONDER SYSTEM - The described system and method enable user health monitoring and alerting by providing an arm-mounted sensor wirelessly linked to a wrist-mounted transponder, although the wrist-mounted transponder may be omitted in favor of a user-carried cellular device. In either embodiment of the invention, a remote server is included to receive user health data and alerts, and to log received data and, when necessary, to alert health service providers. Health service providers may include physicians and emergency services providers.02-23-2012
20120007734Communication System with Remote Activation - The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also measure the conditions of the environment surrounding the system.01-12-2012
20120056741SYSTEM TO TRACK ONE OR MORE INDOOR PERSONS, OUTDOOR PERSONS AND VEHICLES - The present invention is a system to track one or more indoor persons that includes an application server with a first processor, a base station, a plurality of tags, a plurality of medical device sensors that includes a wireless blood pressure sensor, a wireless temperature measurement sensor, or a wireless heart rate sensor with a plurality of predetermined boundary readings that are in communication with the tags, a camera that is in communication with the base station and transmits video or a plurality of picture images to the base station and a mobile device that is in communication with the base station within the system. The system can also be modified to track one or more outdoor persons and one or more new or used vehicles as well.03-08-2012
20090058637MULTI-ANTENNA WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a multi-antenna wireless sensor system that allows a subject to measure and transmit physiological signals, comprising a wireless sensor, a wireless base station, a network device, and a data processing unit. The wireless sensor senses and collects the physiological signals of the subject and contains a portable electronic device with a wireless data transmission interface.03-05-2009
20120062379Communication System Incorporated in an Ingestible Product - The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also be associated with food and communicate data about ingestion of food material to a receiver.03-15-2012
20120062378Hand Cleanliness - Among other things, from a wireless device, a command is transmitted to wearable monitors within range of the wireless device to update their states to a non disinfected state of the hands of users of the wearable monitors.03-15-2012
20110074571WIRELESS BED CONNECTIVITY - A hospital bed has wireless communication circuitry operable to transmit wirelessly bed status data. A surface supported by the bed has wireless communication circuitry operable to transmit wirelessly surface status data. The wireless communication circuitry of the hospital bed and the wireless communication circuitry of the surface communicate with a network independently. A hospital bed with an integrated surface has wireless communication circuitry operable to transmit wirelessly bed status data and surface status data. The wireless bed status data and the wireless surface status data are received by wireless access points of a network of a healthcare facility.03-31-2011
20120313775SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID LOCATION OF AN ALARM CONDITION - A method of notifying a clinician of an alarm condition for a patient including the steps of receiving notice of the alarm condition, identifying a location of the patient, identifying a location of the clinician, calculating guidance information based on the location of the clinician and the location of the patient, and providing the guidance information to a clinician using a portable notification device. The method may further include the steps of identifying a direction and/or an orientation of the clinician, and calculating and displaying the guidance information based on the direction and/or orientation of the clinician.12-13-2012
20120119904FALL RISK ASSESSMENT DEVICE AND METHOD - A method for assessing the risk of a patient to fall. The method includes attaching a pedometer on a patient, wherein the pedometer includes one or more sensors, allowing the patient to engage in activities throughout a predetermined period of time in, at least, an environment the patient occupies for a majority of the day while the pedometer senses information relating to steps taken by the patient. With one or more computers or with the pedometer, calculating at least one step variable from the acceleration information. With one or more computers or with the pedometer, comparing the at least one calculated step variable to a model step variable, and with one or more computers. Then, providing an assessment of the risk of the patient to fall. The pedometer may alert the patient when a risk of falling is detected.05-17-2012
20120161960BODY FLUID ABSORPTION OBJECT WETTING ALARM METHOD AND APPARATUS - A body fluid absorption object wetting alarm method and an apparatus associated are revealed. A light wavelength sensor is disposed on a body fluid absorption unit for detecting wavelength of the body fluid absorption unit. After the body fluid absorption unit becoming wet, the wavelength thereof changes. Then warning signals are sent to the receiving and checking unit. Thus, a caregiver at a management end of the receiving and checking unit knows that the body fluid absorption object worn by a care recipient was already wet and there is a need to replace the wet body fluid absorption unit with a new one immediately.06-28-2012
20120161959METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING TRANSMITTER POWER CONSUMPTION WHILE AVOIDING DELAY OF DISPLAYED INFORMATION - The system and method of the present application includes a wireless transmitter adapted to receive physiological signals from a patient and to wirelessly transmit the physiological signals to a receiver, where a display device prepares the physiological signal for display on a display monitor. In one embodiment, both the wireless transmitter and receiver further include an estimation algorithm module. The estimation algorithm module in each of the wireless transmitter and the receiver calculate a physiological signal based on a collected signal. The system displays the calculated, estimated signal unless the error of the estimated signal reaches a predetermined threshold. When the estimated signal is being displayed, no transmission from the wireless transmitter is necessary.06-28-2012
20120212340METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS WITH HAPTIC CUES - A method and apparatus of generating haptic cues for pacing and monitoring are disclosed. After sensing an event via a component, a process for generating haptic cues generates an input in response to the event. The component, in one example, may be a sensor or a combination of a sensor and a haptic actuator. Upon receipt of the input, the process retrieves a haptic signal from a tactile library in response to the input. A haptic feedback in response to the haptic signal is subsequently generated.08-23-2012
20120313776GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WELLNESS APPLICATION USING DATA FROM A DATA-CAPABLE BAND - General health and wellness management techniques and devices are configured for use with a data-capable personal worn or carried device. In one embodiment, a method receiving data representing a profile upon which a target score is established based on one or more health-related activities, and acquiring data representing one or more subsets of acquired parameters based on, for example, one or more sensors disposed in a wearable computing device. The method can include determining data representing values for the one or more subsets of the acquired parameters based on reference values for the parameters set forth in the profile and calculating at a first processor a score based on data representing the values. The score represents an attained portion of the one or more health-related activities. In some cases, the method includes causing presentation of a representation of the score relative to the target score.12-13-2012
20120299723Communication System Incorporated in a Container - The system of the present invention includes a container and an electronic component with a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. The container includes a liquid. Upon contact with the liquid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature.11-29-2012
20120299722MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A monitoring system includes electronic monitoring equipment, a computing system, and a terminal device. The electronic monitoring equipment is worn/fastened on a monitored subject, and monitors certain relevant parameters of the subject. The computing system determines whether the subject is likely to do any forbidden activities according to the parameters applied. The computing system warns a monitor who may investigate and stop a forbidden activity. The terminal device determines whether with the subject wearing the monitoring equipment is within a specified distance of the terminal device.11-29-2012
20100079276HOSPITAL BED WITH NETWORK INTERFACE UNIT - A system includes at least one computer device coupled to a hospital Ethernet, the hospital Ethernet having at least one wired access point and at least on wireless access point. The system also includes a hospital bed and a network interface unit (NIU) that facilitates communications from the hospital bed to the at least one computer device.04-01-2010
20120075096HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR MONITORING PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR - A handheld communication device for monitoring protective headgear includes a device interface that receives event data that includes power data that represents power of impact to the protective headgear. A processing device executes an event simulation module that processes the event data to generate simulation display data that animates the impact to the protective headgear. A user interface includes a display device that displays the simulation display data.03-29-2012
20120075095METHOD, SYSTEM AND WIRELESS DEVICE WITH EVENT DETECTION FOR MONITORING PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR - A wireless device includes a sensor module that generates sensor data in response to an impact to the protective headgear. A device processing module generates event data in response to the sensor data, wherein the device processing module includes an event detection module that analyzes the sensor data and triggers the generating of the event data in response to detection of an event in the sensor data. A short-range wireless transmitter transmits a wireless signal that includes the event data.03-29-2012
20120182143Wireless Relay Module For Remote Monitoring Systems Having Power And Medical Device Proximity Monitoring Functionality - Wireless relay modules for networked communications between a medical device and a remote monitoring device via wireless relay networks and/or internet-accessible wireless communications networks. The wireless relay module includes a receiver, a first transmitter coupled to the wireless relay network, a second transmitter coupled to the internet-accessible wireless communication network, a controller and a display. The controller is coupled to the first and second transmitters, and controls the wireless relay module to select one of the transmitters for transmitting medical device data over one of the two respective networks. The controller generates an alarm signal and stores storing wirelessly-received medical device data in a memory of the wireless relay module upon detecting a changed characteristic for a power source of the wireless relay module. The controller also generates an alarm upon detecting a change in a characteristic of a signal transmitted by the medical device.07-19-2012
20120229272WIRELESS IDENTIFICATION OF A COMPONENT OF A PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM - An airway pressure support system (09-13-2012
20120229270Wearable biofeedback system - A wearable biofeedback device is provided. The device preferably includes a glove structure and external display device. The glove has at least one sheath for receiving a digit. The glove and sheath include dorsal and palmer surfaces. The palmer surfaces include at least one sensor for acquiring a bio-signal. The dorsal surface includes a compartment for containing an electronics control module. The electronics module is contained in the compartment, and is in communication with the sensor. A circuit system, accommodated in the electronics module, includes an analog to digital converter, a processor for performing an analysis and translation of the digitized bio-signals into a biometric measurement data, a battery, and a wirelessly transmission module for performing wirelessly transmission to the external device. The external device is wirelessly communicated with the glove through the wireless transmission module, and is adapted to display the biometric measurement data in an audio or visual display.09-13-2012
20120229271WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH DUAL MODE ALARMING - A patient monitoring system and method for reliably communicating alarm conditions detected by an acquisition device that receives physiological data from the patient. The acquisition device includes a control unit that detects alarm conditions based upon the physiological data received from the patient. A primary transmitter and a secondary transmitter are coupled to the control unit and are each capable of transmitting the alarm condition. The primary transmitter is configured to connect to a wireless network and communicate over a first frequency range. The secondary transmitter is configured to transmit over a secondary wireless network using a second frequency range different from the first frequency range. When the primary transmitter is not able to communicate with the primary wireless network, the control unit activates the secondary transmitter to transmit the alarm condition. The secondary transmitter remains active until the primary transmitter reconnects with the primary wireless network.09-13-2012
20110037589WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A wireless monitoring system and method carries out wireless communication is carried out according to the ZigBee standard. The ZigBee standard allows for low-cost, low-power and high-density implementation of the wireless monitoring system and method, so that wireless monitoring system and method may be rolled out on a large scale to provide patient monitoring and other types of monitoring.02-17-2011
20100328062Repeater Providing Data Exchange with a Medical Device for Remote Patient Care and Method Thereof - A repeater providing data exchange with a medical device for remote patient care and method thereof are provided. The repeater includes a transmission device configured to send the data over a wireless medium to a data repository and a processing device configured to detect conditions in respect of an associated communication medium that could affect data exchange, where the processing device is configured to send the data based at least in part on the conditions. The processing device is further configured to analyze the data from the medical device to detect a problem with the medical device.12-30-2010
20120319836System for Monitoring Caregivers and Equipment - A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.12-20-2012
20120319835Device and Method for Electronic Body Monitoring, more particularly for Infants - A device for electronic body monitoring, more particularly for infants, is disclosed. The device has a sensor part and a signaling part. The sensor part has a sensor apparatus for monitoring parameters of an infant, a fixation apparatus for affixing the sensor part to the infant and a first radio interface. The device includes an evaluation apparatus for evaluating the sensor signals and for triggering an alarm. The signaling part has a signaling apparatus for signaling the alarm and a second radio interface, which can at least receive data transmitted by the first radio interface.12-20-2012
20110025493MOBILE WIRELESS CUSTOMIZABLE HEALTH AND CONDITION MONITOR - A method and system for monitoring. The monitoring system may include at least one wearable monitor, which may include an accelerometer, coupled to a user; at least one server communicatively coupled using a network to the at least one wearable monitor, the accelerometer facilitating detection of a fall by the user and transmitting notification of said fall to said at least one server, and the server allowing verification of the fall and adjustment of fall detection parameters either automatically or through a user interface.02-03-2011
20100231379INITIATING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTING BIO-FEEDBACK SATISFYING AN ALERT CONDITION - Provided are a method, system, and program for initiating emergency communication in response to detecting bio-feedback satisfying an alert condition. A portable electronic device is coupled to a body of a user to monitor biofeedback from the body of the user through a monitoring device disposed within the portable electronic device. Detection is made that that the monitored biofeedback satisfies an alert condition. An operation is initiated to cause a wireless transmission of an emergency communication to an emergency station in response to detecting that the monitored biofeedback satisfies the alert condition.09-16-2010
20120326862Early Alert System and Method for Livestock Disease Detection - An early alert system and a related method for livestock disease detection are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an activity measurement zone (AMZ) is defined near an incentive device (e.g. food or water dispensing system) with an RFID tag reader, and an animal's entrance into or out of the AMZ is tracked and counted with an RFID tag attached to the animal. If the animals' activity relative to the AMZ drops to an alarmingly low level (e.g. dropping below an alert trigger point) over a period of time, then a user of the alert system is informed of a potential health problem with the animal and may also be encouraged to inspect the animal in person for further determination of its current health and potential medical issues.12-27-2012
20120092157PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE (PER) SYSTEM - A system includes one or more sensors mounted on a mobile patient; a wireless transceiver to communicate with a remote station; and a processor coupled to the sensor and the wireless transceiver to request assistance if the processor detects a fall by the mobile patient.04-19-2012
20120092156PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE (PER) SYSTEM - A method of automatically requesting assistance for a patient includes wearing a wireless device with one or more accelerometers on the patient to detect patient motion; determining a fall based on detected motions; and automatically requesting assistance for the patient if needed.04-19-2012
20120092155BODY AREA NETWORKS - A method of operating a wireless sensor network having a plurality of network devices including sensors (04-19-2012
20130021153Sobriety Monitoring System - A system and method of monitoring sobriety using a hand-held breath testing device that, on receipt of a user's breath, generates a breath test signal comprising substance content data and user identification data, and wirelessly transmits the breath test signal to a breath test signal receiving station. The breath test signal includes substance content data and user identification data. The substance content data includes at least one of: a blood alcohol level and a narcotics presence. The user identification data includes compressed image data. The signal receiving station is monitored by a supervisor who is able to intervene should the substance level be greater than a predetermined threshold, or should the user identification data no match with a reference user identification data.01-24-2013
20130021154MEDICAL PARAMETERS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - The medical parameters notification system includes a portable device to be worn on the body by at least one adjustable connector. The portable device houses a control assembly for controlling data acquisition from a sensor cluster on the back side of the portable device and wirelessly transmits the data to an emergency response and/or monitoring station. The at least one adjustable connector is configured to insure consistent contact of the sensor cluster with the wearer's skin. A display is disposed on one side of the portable device to show select information and messages. In the event of an emergency, the medical parameters notification system automatically notifies an emergency response and/or monitoring station along with transmission of biometric data. Any false alarms can be cancelled, before transmission, by a selectively operable button on the portable device, which also serves to operate different functions of the system.01-24-2013
20130169432Remote Patient Management Device and Method - The present invention relates to a remote patient management device (07-04-2013
20080224852SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS PROCESSING AND MEDICAL DEVICE MONITORING USING MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method according to the present invention includes receiving data wirelessly from a medical device by a mobile computing device, and formatting a message including the received data for transmission to a medical data server. This method can be practiced automatically to allow a medical device for a patient or other subject to be monitored without requiring the patient to manually enter information. This method also allows for multiple different medical devices to be monitored, even where such devices each communicate on different frequencies and/or using different communication protocols.09-18-2008
20110260855MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC DATA TRANSMISSIONS - A medical alarm communications system comprises a pager like device to be kept near a patient. The pager like device communicates medical alerts regarding the patient to a remote central station, which can provide therapeutic and/or diagnostic assistance by communicating to the pager like device. When the pager like device determines that an alert should be sent to the central station, it attempts to establish communication with the central station according to a primary communication protocol. If this attempt is unsuccessful according to some predetermined criteria (e.g. too much time has elapsed before communication is established), then the pager like device generates a message to the patient indicative of the failure, and The attempts to establish communication with the central station according to a secondary communication protocol.10-27-2011
20110273287Medical Data Transport over Wireless Life Critical Network - A portable patient communicator (PPC) includes a portable housing that supports a processor coupled to memory for storing medical firmware and wireless radio firmware, first and second radios, a processor, and a power source. Communications between a patient implantable medical device (PIMD) and the first radio of the PPC are effected in accordance with program instructions of the medical firmware, and communications between the second radio of the PPC and the wireless network are effected in accordance with program instructions of the wireless radio firmware. Data from the PIMD is received via the first radio to which a priority level is assigned, such as in a tiered manner. A data transport mechanism is selected among disparate data transport mechanisms based at least in part on the priority level. PIMD data is transmitted to the wireless network using the selected transport mechanism via the second radio.11-10-2011
20110273286System for Monitoring a Person Wearing Head Gear - A cranial orthosis includes a sensor to monitor one or more conditions of an infant wearing the cranial orthosis. The cranial orthosis is preferably contoured to match the curvature of the fronto-temporal, parietal and occipital areas of an infant's cranial vault to provide protection against the acquisition of postural cranial deformities as a result of the infant's sleeping in the supine position. The orthosis is designed to be of universal fit, as determined by the infant's fronto-occipital head circumference (FOC) measurement. The interior dimensions of the orthosis can be enlarged to accommodate growth of the infant's head without requiring replacement. The sensor may detect oxygen saturation, pulse, temperature, or any other measureable condition or combination of conditions. The system includes an alarm that is triggered when a sensed condition crosses a selected threshold level.11-10-2011
20130113620MONITORING APPARATUS - There is provided an apparatus for monitoring a wearer of a breathing apparatus, comprising a pressure detecting device and a mobile monitoring unit. The pressure detecting device comprises a pressure transducer arranged to detect a pressure of a gas supply of the breathing apparatus; and a wireless transmitter arranged to wirelessly transmit a preset number of ON signals when it is determined that the pressure of the gas supply has exceeded a predetermined on threshold. The mobile monitoring unit is arranged to be attached to the wearer and comprises a motion sensor arranged to monitor the motion of the wearer; an alarm; and a wireless receiver arranged to receive signals wirelessly transmitted by the wireless transmitter of the pressure detecting device.05-09-2013
20130141235GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WELLNESS APPLICATION USING DATA ASSOCIATED WITH DATA-CAPABLE BAND - Health and wellness management techniques and devices are described including receiving data representing an activity profile defining parameters upon which a target score is established, acquiring sensor data representing subsets of acquired parameters based on sensors disposed in a wearable computing device, including an accelerometer configured to provide motion data as a portion of the sensor data, determining values for the subsets of the acquired parameters based on reference values for the parameters set forth in the activity profile, calculating an activity score based on the values, the activity score representing an attained portion of health-related activities, detecting a difference between the activity score and the target score, the difference exceeding a threshold, modifying a rate at which the activity score accrues as a function of the difference, and causing presentation of a representation of an overall score.06-06-2013
20130141236Programmable Digital Labels for a Medicine Container - A bottle for storing medicine that may include at least one sensor to determine an aspect about the medicine stored within the bottle. The bottle may also include a processor that receives the information from the one or more sensors. A wireless communication interface may be integrated with the bottle to communicate information.06-06-2013
20110221591SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WITH MANUAL CANCELLATION - A system, apparatus and method for automated emergency assistance with manual cancellation that is responsive to physiological, environmental and/or input sensors associated with an individual. In embodiments, the invention enables a sensor system or device to be biased toward what would be false alarms, which may be avoided by the individual informing the device that he or she does not need assistance. Other embodiments are described and claimed.09-15-2011
20130147622MEDICAL DATA TRANSPORT OVER WIRELESS LIFE CRITICAL NETWORK - A communicator facilitates communications with a remote server via a wireless network supporting a plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms having differing characteristics. A processor coupled to memory is disposed in a communicator housing, which is configured for portability. The memory stores wireless radio firmware and data transfer instructions that are executable by the processor for transferring data to the remote server in accordance with a priority level. The priority level is based in part on criticality of the data and the communicator status. A radio disposed in the housing effects communications via the wireless network in accordance with the firmware. A power source in the housing supplies power for communicator components. The processor executes program instructions for selecting a data transport mechanism among the plurality transport mechanisms based on the priority level, and transmits the data via the wireless network via the radio using the selected transport mechanism.06-13-2013
20120256742ELECTRONIC REMINDER AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONS - A system and method for monitoring personal protection items of a healthcare worker (gloves, gown, mask and respirator), using a user badge which stores data representing items worn by a worker, wirelessly communicating with the badge before the worker enters a patient zone (such as a patient room, bed area or exam table area), to see whether the worker has the required items. Patient beacons, located near patient room doors, near beds and other locations, store data representing the items required by workers who come in contact with, or close proximity to a patient, and wirelessly communicate with the badge. The patient beacon data can be set for the requirement of the patient, based on patient condition.10-11-2012
20100308991COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR HEADS-UP DISPLAY - A breathing apparatus designed to display at least one condition associated with the breathing apparatus to the user of the breathing apparatus. The breathing apparatus includes a breathing mask, a display assembly and a sensor assembly. The display assembly includes at least one display designed to display at least one condition of the display assembly and/or the sensor assembly. The breathing apparatus design can be designed to enable a third party to view at least one condition of the display assembly and/or the sensor assembly while a user is wearing the breathing mask. The breathing apparatus can include a sealing arrangement for forming a seal between a circuit board and/or other electronic components and a housing of the display assembly and/or the sensor assembly.12-09-2010
20110234395TWO-AXIS INCLINOMETER HEAD OF BED ELEVATION ALARM AND METHOD OF OPERATION - An apparatus used for reducing the incidence of aspiration in patients using a two-axis inclinometer is disclosed. The apparatus uses a two-axis inclinometer that is attached in the region of the patient's upper body to measure the absolute angular elevation of the patient's upper body, which is then transmitted to a display or other output device. In one embodiment, the instrument can be mounted to the head of a bed in a plurality of orientations and accurately measure the absolute angular elevation of the patient's upper body. In other embodiments the absolute angular elevation of the patient's upper body information is processed and transmitted to the nurses' station or to a data recorder. The disclosure also relates to a method for measuring the physical orientation of a patient, using such two-axis inclinometer apparatus.09-29-2011
20100315225IDENTIFICATION AND CONNECTIVITY GATEWAY WRISTBAND FOR HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A communication gateway wristband serves as a source of patient identification and as an interface between a personal area network (PAN) of miniaturized electronic medical sensors on a patient and a wireless wide-area network (WWAN) such as a hospital network. The gateway wristband includes a PAN transceiver which can establish wireless data links with wireless medical sensors, a WWAN transceiver which can establish a wireless data link with WWAN infrastructure, a memory which stores a patient identifier, and a processor which receives data via the PAN transceiver and relays the patient identifier and the received data to an external network via the WWAN transceiver. The processor manages communications with both the PAN and WWAN transceivers, stores received sensor data in memory, and translates data from the PAN protocol to the WWAN protocol so that sensor data is relayed to the hospital infrastructure.12-16-2010
20130154827CONVULSIVE SEIZURE DETECTION AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - A convulsive seizure detection and notification device includes an acceleration module to measure acceleration of a body part of a user and generate acceleration measurement values, a storage to store a first threshold value and a second threshold value, and a data processor to compare acceleration measurement data with the first and second threshold values and generate a signal if a predetermine relationship between the acceleration measurement data and the first and second threshold values is satisfied.06-20-2013
20120280811Method and a system for Monitoring an Activity or Lack of Activity of a Subject - A method and a system comprise monitoring one or more devices associated with a subject to generate one or more activity alerts for the subject. The activity alerts at least indicating the subject is active within their environment. The activity alerts are transmitted to a system unit for processing, in which the system applies a set of rules in determining a triggering event and notifies an interested party of activity of the subject and of inactivity of the subject.11-08-2012
20090267758Systems and apparatus for measuring a bioactive agent effect - Apparatus and systems are described that include physical media related to accepting at least one attribute associated with an individual from a licensed health care provider and/or presenting an output of an artificial sensory experience associated with a request to measure at least one effect of a bioactive agent on the attribute associated with individual.10-29-2009
20130181831METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING AND ALERTING BODY TEMPERATURE - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to devices and methods for monitoring and alerting a body temperature: sewing a wireless signal emitting body temperature sensor onto clothing, or wearing or putting such a sensor into a pocket of the clothing, during a static state a guardian makes sure that a person under guardianship is in a comfortable and warm condition, and setting up a maximum value and a minimum value. After a signal processing chip receives and processes a detected value received from the wireless signal emitting body temperature sensor, if the detected value is over the maximum value or is under the minimum value, an alarming signal will be transmitted to a wireless signal receiving and processing precaution device carried by the guardian, thus timely notify the guardian about abnormality in the body temperature of the person under guardianship.07-18-2013
20130181832INTERACTIVE REMOTE DISEASE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system that requests clinical data from a patient and then provides the clinical data wirelessly to be reviewed or analyzed with a certified medical algorithm and/or decision tree. The certified algorithm and/or decision tree can provide a summary of the data, indication of severity, “smart” decision or intervention protocol to a nurse, doctor, and the like. In addition, the system with the certified algorithm and/or decision tree can provide the summary of the data, indication of severity, “smart” decision or intervention protocol to the nurse, doctor, and the like within a short time frame, e.g. within 5 minutes from the data being provided by the patient. The certified decision and/or protocol can be agreed to or changed by an individual, e.g. a doctor, which can then be forwarded or sent back to the patient. If the patient doesn't respond to the certified decision within a short time frame, e.g. within 3 minutes from the data being provided to the patient, then a series of triggers can take place, e.g., a text message to a caregiver and the like.07-18-2013
20130181833MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME FOR BLIND AND DEAF PARENTS - A monitoring system for sudden infant death syndrome alerts parents, including parents who are blind and deaf, of changes in their infant's health condition. The system comprises three parts: a portable monitoring and warning control unit, a sensor bracelet that would be placed around the infant's wrist and an alarm bracelet for blind and deaf parents. The infant sensor bracelet comprises multiple sensors and a microphone and transceiver to receive and transmit data to a portable control monitoring unit. A similar system is provided for blind and deaf parents. The vibration alarm units each have Braille characters printed in the top to enable a blind person to identify the vibration alarm. A portable monitoring and warning control unit comprises at least a transceiver to communicate with the bracelets and a processing control unit to collect data and compare it with thresholds/acceptable ranges.07-18-2013
20130120140SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS USING GEOSPATIAL LOCATION DATA INTEGRATED WITH BIOMEDICAL SENSOR INFORMATION - In at least one embodiment, a method and system for accumulating geospatial location data and biomedical data for an individual during his/her travels is provided. In at least one embodiment, a device uses at least one location signal to determine geospatial data and receives a plurality of biomedical signals with both data types being stored for possible later retrieval for providing a diagnosis for the individual if a medical condition arises. An embodiment of the invention provides a method of operation of a device having at least a memory and a communications module where the method includes receiving at least one location signal with the communications module; storing geospatial data obtained at least from the at least one location signal with a time stamp in memory; receiving a plurality of biomedical signals over time from at least one sensor with the communications module; storing biomedical data from the received biomedical signal with a time stamp in memory; and repeating the receiving at least one location signal and storing geospatial data from the at least one location signal in different geographic locations.05-16-2013
20130194092UNLOCKING A BODY AREA NETWORK - Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method to unlock a body area network (BAN) of a patient and to transmit medical data about the patient. The BAN, under the control of a body area controller (BAC), may be unlocked based upon a pre-defined patient action performed by the patient and the BAN may then be connected to a wireless device. The BAN medical data of the patient may then be transmitted by the wireless device.08-01-2013
20130099918METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARTUS FOR MONITORING AND TRANSMITTING PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS - An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring a child's vitals and transmitting these vitals, through wireless technology, to a portable alert device. The child monitoring device may include a wearable device, a base station, and a portable alert device. The wearable device may record, among other things, a child's pulse oximetry, and send data regarding these readings, via short range transmission, to a base station which may analyze these readings, and transmit data regarding the child's health, via long range transmission, to the portable alert device. This apparatus will enable a caregiver to monitor a child for sign of health problems, including sleep apnea and SIDS, and alert the caregiver at the onset of any such problems.04-25-2013
20120068843Hand Cleanliness - Among other things, an entry monitor has circuitry to detect when a person enters a monitored space and an indicator perceptible to other people in the space to indicate a cleanliness state of the hands of the person who has entered the space.03-22-2012
20120075094Sobriety Monitoring System - A system and method of monitoring sobriety using a hand-held breath testing device that, on receipt of a user's breath, generates a breath test signal comprising substance content data and user identification data, and wirelessly transmits the breath test signal to a breath test signal receiving station. The breath test signal includes substance content data and user identification data. The substance content data includes a blood alcohol level and the user identification data includes compressed image data. The signal receiving station is monitored by a supervisor who is able to intervene should the blood alcohol level be greater than a predetermined threshold, or should the user identification data no match with a reference user identification data.03-29-2012

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