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340573400 House arrest system, wandering, or wrong place 63
340575000 Sleep 63
340573300 Domestic animal training, monitoring, or controlling 40
340576000 Drive capability 38
340573700 Posture alarm 21
340573600 Water safety alarm 18
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340573200 Nondomestic animal (e.g., for hunting, fishing, or repelling) 13
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20090231143DEVICE AND METHOD TO CONTROLLING AND DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM VIA COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The present invention discusses controlling physiological information monitoring device or environmental monitoring device or location monitoring device mobile telephone or data network. In addition this system is capable of sending the information to the controller or the user by converting the information into multimedia massages (MMS) such as graphics voice and video. In this way the information can be send to the user in high fidelity, high reliability, better power efficiency, and economically in pseudo real time.09-17-2009
20080266112Valentine Pillow - A communication device (10-30-2008
20130027205AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL FOR A PATIENT MONITORING NETWORK - A patient monitoring network may include patient monitoring units including patient monitors and monitoring stations. A patient monitor may be part of a patient monitoring system including devices for monitoring physiological activity of a patient and the patient monitor. A monitoring station may include a display and user interface to allow for monitoring of one or more patient monitors. The patient monitoring units may be connected to a network. A broadcast communication may be used by a patient monitoring unit to identify an address of other patient monitoring units. Patient monitoring units may then engage in addressed communications to allow for the display of information from one or more patient monitors at one or more monitoring stations.01-31-2013
20130027206Portable Medicament Compliance Administrator System - A system for annunciating and tracking dispensing of at least one medicament according to a predetermined schedule. The system comprises a small, portable device functional to issue reminder signals when it is appropriate to administer a medicament and to record medicament dispensing events. The system includes a master data processor such as a personal computer which is functional to download operating instructions to the portable device and to retrieve data pertaining to recorded events. The portable device may cooperate with an electronic card or key which may be used to enter identification data pertaining to medicaments to the portable device, and to reset the portable device to continue to operate according to originally downloaded operating instructions. The receptacle which stores the medicament may be controlled to dispense only a limited dosage of the medicament.01-31-2013
20090289800DEVICE FOR A BED ALARM - The invention relates to a device (11-26-2009
20100109876Devices, Systems and Methods to Control Caloric Intake - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to training a user in controlling and limiting total calorie consumption, and consequently body weight, by encouraging the user to perform specified consuming actions such as chewing slowly, adjusting a time interval between bites, detecting the early points of satiation, etc. The disclosure is therefore a “calorie pacer” that naturally reduces calorie consumption by re-teaching a user how to eat on a step-by-step basis. The slower eating pace results in a person feeling full before the intake of excessive food portions. The result is fewer calories consumed. Sensors and microcontrollers throughout a place setting are utilized to prompt the user, for example, when to take bites, how big of a bite to take, when to take a drink, etc and record the data in an efficient manner that allows for analysis, monitoring of progress, and personalized feedback.05-06-2010
20110205062NURSE CALL SYSTEM WITH ADDITIONAL STATUS BOARD - A healthcare information system for use in a healthcare facility having patient beds in a plurality of patient rooms is provided. The healthcare information system has a nurse call computer which is located at a nurse's station and which is configured to receive nurse calls and/or safety alerts originating from the patient rooms. The healthcare information system has a status board computer which is also located at the nurse's station and which is operable to display, for more than one patient, information regarding the patient, staff location, bed data, and room status.08-25-2011
20100019910CLINICAL MONITORING NETWORK - The invention relates to a clinical monitoring network (01-28-2010
20090195392LAUGH DETECTOR AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO A MEDIA PRESENTATION - Information in the form of emotional responses to a media presentation may be passively collected, for example by a microphone and/or a camera. This information may be tied to metadata at a time reference level in the media presentation and used to examine the content of the media presentation to assess a quality of, or user emotional response to, the content and/or to project the information onto a demographic. Passive collection of emotional responses may be used to add emotion as an element of speech or facial expression detection, to make use of such information, for example to judge the quality of content or to judge the nature of various individuals for future content that is to be provided to them or to those similarly situated demographically. Thus, the invention asks and answers such questions as: What makes people happy? What makes them laugh? What do they find interesting? Boring? Exciting?08-06-2009
20090303051Wireless Monitor System for Body Temperature, Environment Temperature and Pulse - A wireless monitor system for body temperature, environment temperature and pulse, especially an all-round supervising system with limits being configured depending on standards, includes primarily a receiver, a detecting device and a detecting piece. The detecting piece and the detecting device are located respectively at an underarm and an exterior side of clothes of a person under detection (such as a toddler, a handicapped person, an aged person or a patient), to supervise the environment temperature, body temperature and pulse. If a condition occurs, an alert is issued immediately with a warning unit, and the receiver is informed to notify a related person to come for treatment. The receiver itself is also provided with functions of a time design, data transmission and memorizing, allowing the monitor system to be used more conveniently and practicably.12-10-2009
20100164731Method and apparatus for media viewer health care - A method and apparatus are provided for evaluating viewing behaviors of media viewers. The viewing space of the media is imaged and analyzed to detect media viewers and evaluate their viewing behaviors using machine vision. Based on their evaluated viewing behaviors, a health care feature may be delivered to the media viewers.07-01-2010
20100164727COLOR DETECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTING RESERVOIR PRESENCE AND CONTENT IN DEVICE - A system for identifying a reservoir used with a fluid delivery device. The system includes a reservoir comprising a housing for holding fluid and a colored marking located on a surface of the housing. A fluid delivery device includes a compartment for receiving and operatively coupling with the reservoir. A light source shines light on the colored marking of the reservoir. A color sensor detects wavelengths reflected and/or refracted from the colored marking due to the light shined on the colored marking. A processor of the delivery device determines a color of the colored marking from the detected wavelengths and ascertains information related to the reservoir or the fluid in the reservoir corresponding to the determined color, wherein the processor operates the fluid delivery device according to the ascertained information, wherein the information may include a reservoir type and/or medication type.07-01-2010
20120169501SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DETERMINE AN INFANT WEIGHT WHILE MINIMIZING DISTURBANCE TO THE INFANT - A method and system for determining the weight of an infant when the infant is either placed upon a support platform or removed from the support platform, where the support platform may be configured as a bed. A sensor is positioned beneath the support platform that provides a weight measurement to a control unit. The control unit determines a baseline weight for the bed and any object placed on the bed. The control unit calculate a recent weight estimate and determines whether the recent weight estimate is different from the baseline weight by more than a weight threshold. If the difference is greater than the weight threshold, the system generates a weight estimate to a user. Once the weight estimate has been generated, the system adjusts the weight threshold such that the adjusted weight threshold is used in additional processing and calculations of the infant weight.07-05-2012
20100148972RF Tag on Test Strips, Test Strip Vials and Boxes - A glucose monitoring system, includes a glucose sensor strip or package of strips. The strip includes a substrate and a glucose monitoring circuit that has electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition. An antenna is integrated with the glucose sensor strip. A RFID sensor chip is coupled with the glucose sensor strip and the antenna. The chip has a memory containing digitally-encoded data representing calibration and/or expiration date information for the strip.06-17-2010
20100148971Electrically Actuatable Sanitary Fitting - The flow of water through a sanitary fitting is controlled by a hydraulic control unit through which a cold water stream and hot water stream flow, said control unit emitting a mixed water stream. The hydraulic control unit is controlled in turn by a control unit cooperating with a presence sensor. Said presence sensor monitors an area located in front of the sanitary fitting. If an output signal is emitted by the presence sensor, a display unit is actuated, informing a user that the fitting has recognized said user. At the same time, the control unit is taken out of a sleep mode and set to a working mode.06-17-2010
20100148970Generating Deportment and Comportment Cohorts - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating deportment and comportment cohorts. Digital sensor data associated with an individual is received. The digital sensor data comprises event metadata describing a set of events associated with the individual. The set of events comprises at least one of body language, facial expressions, vocalizations, and social interactions of the individual. In response to determining description data for the individual is available, the description data is retrieved. The description data comprises at least one of identification information, past history information, and current status information for the individual. A set of conduct analysis models based on the event metadata and the available description data is selected. The set of conduct analysis models process the event metadata describing the set of events associated with the individual to identify and interpret the set of events. The event metadata and the description data is analyzed in the set of conduct analysis models to form a deportment and comportment cohort. The deportment and comportment cohort comprises attributes identifying a demeanor and manner of the individual.06-17-2010
20080258923Detection Device for Detecting Heartbeat, Respiration and Behavior Level of Small Animal - A detection device for detecting heartbeat, respiration and the behavior level of a small animal provided with supporting plate (10-23-2008
20110193705PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING DEVICE - A prescription compliance device which aids patients in complying with instructions given by a physician for taking prescription medication. The device reminds a patient when the next dose of medication is to be taken and indicates whether a specified dose has been taken. The device includes a microcontroller, a display, a program memory for storing pre-programmed medication-taking regimens for single and multiple medications, a real time clock, a selector for selecting one of the regimens and for programming the device as to the time and day on which a first dose of medication is to be taken, a display which alternately displays the current time and a time at which a next dose of medication is to be taken and an alarm which alerts the patient at times when a dose of medication is to be taken. The selector includes an event switch which is activated by the patient after taking a dose of medication so as to record the taking of medication and to cause the microcontroller to effect the display of the next time at which a dose of medication is to be taken. A memory may also be included to record the times at which a patient takes doses of medication. The device also includes a remote programming feature via a wireless link.08-11-2011
20110193704Displays for a medical device - Embodiments described herein relate to an analyte monitoring device having a user interface with a display and a plurality of actuators. The display is configured to render a plurality of display screens, including a home screen and an alert screen. The home screen is divided into a plurality of simultaneously displayed panels, with a first panel displays a rate of change of continuously monitored analyte levels in interstitial fluid, a second panel simultaneously displays a current analyte level and an analyte trend indicator, and a third panel displays status information of a plurality of components of the device. When an alarm condition is detected, the display renders the alert screen in place of the home screen, the alert screen displaying information corresponding to the detected alarm condition. Furthermore, the actuators are configured to affect further output of the analyte monitoring device corresponding to the detected condition.08-11-2011
20110193703WEARABLE FLUID-SENSITIVE HYGIENE COMPLIANCE DEVICE - Described are systems having for sensing that a hygiene activity has commenced and alerting a user upon completion of a minimum hygiene compliance period for that activity. For example, a wearable wrist-band can include a fluid sensor, timing circuitry, a power source, and an indicator. The fluid sensor can begin a timer which is configured to correspond to a minimum length of time for a hygiene protocol, and the indicator can indicate to a user when the minimum length of time has passed and the hygiene condition satisfied.08-11-2011
20130038453Blood Sugar Level Measuring Apparatus, Blood Sugar Level Measured Result Display Method and Blood Sugar Level Measured Result Display Control Program - A measured result reflecting a body condition of a user when measuring a blood sugar level can be displayed, and convenience of management of the blood sugar level of the user is improved. A blood sugar level measuring apparatus includes: a measuring unit to measure a blood sugar level of a user; a recording unit to record measurement data thereof; and a display unit capable of displaying a measured result on a display, wherein the improvement comprises: a condition flag setting unit to record, on the recording unit, a condition flag related to a body condition of the user when measuring the blood sugar level; and a display control unit to display the measured result recorded on the recording unit on the display on the basis of the condition flag set by the condition flag setting unit.02-14-2013
20100079292MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF PHYSIOLOGIC AND FINANCIAL DATASETS - A medical alarm system for processing physiologic and laboratory data in hospitals and other environments is disclosed. The alarm system provides early detection of complex pathophysiologic cascades. The alarm system detects aggregated timed patterns of inflammatory indicators, metabolic, pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and/or ventilation trends to detect expanding cascade patterns characteristic of, for example, progressive sepsis. The system may include a processor programmed to convert at least the physiologic and laboratory data of a patient into a predetermined format favorable for searching. The system may also include a processor programmed to search the formatted data to detect the progressively expanding global patterns of abnormal data characteristic of evolving sepsis and/or septic shock. The alarm system may be configured to provide an early warning for healthcare workers when a pattern indicative of progression of a complex pathophysiologic cascade is detected.04-01-2010
20100073171Method of Monitoring Dislodgement of Venous Needles in Dialysis Patients - A method of detecting a dislodged needle in a hemodialysis procedure includes measuring venous drip pressure of the dialysis machine of a patient undergoing hemodialysis, analyzing the venous drip pressure and deriving intravascular blood pressure at a location of venous needle insertion into the patient, comparing the derived intravascular blood pressure to a standard, repeating the measuring, analyzing and deriving, and comparing steps and, if the intravascular blood pressure is within a specified range of the standard, determining that a needle has been dislodged in the hemodialysis procedure. A method of alerting the patient and medical personnel of a dislodged needle in a hemodialysis procedure includes detecting a drop in intravascular pressure derived from measured venous drip pressure, determining that a needle is dislodged, and alerting medical personnel of the dislodged needle.03-25-2010
20100073170SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF HF DECOMPENSATION BASED ON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS - In an example, physiologic information about a patient can be obtained and mapped to a first set of fuzzy logic membership functions, and a symptom status can be derived from the mapping of the physiologic information using a first fuzzy logic inference. In an example, the symptom status can be mapped to a second set of fuzzy logic membership functions, and a disease status can be derived from the mapping of the symptom status to the second set of fuzzy logic membership functions using a second fuzzy logic inference.03-25-2010
20100073168System and Method for Reporting Status of a Bed - A method and system of reporting the status of a bed (03-25-2010
20130043998METHOD FOR MONITORING AN INDIVIDUAL - An individual is monitored by providing a monitoring system having a control device in communication with appliances. A routine usage of the appliance by an individual is determined. A deviation from the routine usage of the appliance is detected. An alarm signal is sent to a remote communication device of a third party. The third party remotely manipulates the appliance via the control device to remove the deviation from the routine usage, such as turning off an iron or closing a refrigerator door, without involving the individual.02-21-2013
20130043997WEIGHT LOSS OR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system for weight loss or weight management of a person may include a monitoring unit and remote computing system. The monitoring unit includes a transducer arranged to generate a signal representative of the patient's weight. It further includes a processor operatively coupled to the transducer and to a memory device. Further, an output device and an input device are operatively coupled to the processor. The memory device is programmed with a set of instructions causing the processor to cooperate with the output device to present questions directed toward weight loss and to cooperate with the input device to receive answers to the questions. The remote computing system is in communication with the monitoring unit. The remote computing system is programmed to receive the answers provided by the person and to receive the signal representative of the person's weight. The remote computing system generates an alert on the basis thereof.02-21-2013
20130076514HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MONITOR FOR A DISPENSING CONTAINER - A hygiene compliance monitor for a dispensing container that dispenses material when a dispensing nozzle is actuated, includes a flexible main section having a receiving aperture through which the dispensing nozzle extends, so as to enable the main section to be removably attached to the dispensing container. Extending from the main section is a secondary section that is terminated by an attachment sleeve that is configured to removably retain the dispensing nozzle therein. A token, such as a magnet, is carried by the attachment sleeve and is detected by a sensor carried by the main section. Thus, when the dispensing nozzle is actuated to dispense material, the sensor detects the presence and non-presence of the token and accordingly updates a count value that is presented on a display that represents the number of actuations of the dispensing nozzle.03-28-2013
20130082842METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FALL DETECTION AND A SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH DEVICE - A device for detecting a fall is provided. The device comprises a horizontal dual element PIR sensor having a vertical axis of symmetry and at least one vertical dual element PIR sensor having a horizontal axis of symmetry. The device further comprises a Fresnel lens arranged in front of the horizontal dual element PIR sensor, and a Fresnel lens arranged in front of the at least one vertical dual element PIR sensor. The device further comprises a signal processing MCU configured to receive output signals from the horizontal dual element PIR sensor and the at least one vertical dual element PIR sensor, to evaluate a phase of the output signals, and to produce a fall detection alert signal in response to a result of the evaluation.04-04-2013
20130076515Personal fall protection system monitoring - Apparatus for monitoring compliance with the 100% tied off rule for climbers using personal fall protection equipment. The personal fall protection monitoring system includes a remote monitoring module that monitors multiple harness systems. Each harness system includes sensors that detect various conditions associated with the harness, such as falling, the harness buckled properly, and the lanyards deployed properly. The system includes a harness module that monitors the sensors and indicates an alarm condition to the climber and to the remote monitoring module. The harness module includes a transmitter that communicates with the remote monitoring module. The remote monitoring module communicates with multiple harness systems to indicate and log the status of each harness system.03-28-2013
20130033382MONITORING SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A VEHICLE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME - A first sensor is coupled to a seat back surface and/or a seat belt, and a second sensor is positioned remotely from the first sensor. The first sensor is configured to generate a raw signal indicative of biological data and noise, and the second sensor is configured to generate a baseline signal indicative of noise associated with the first sensor. A computing device is programmed to determine a state of the occupant based on at least the raw signal and the baseline signal.02-07-2013
20100045467WITHIN-PATIENT ALGORITHM TO PREDICT HEART FAILURE DECOMPENSATION - This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for predicting heart failure decompensation using within-patient diagnostics. A method comprises detecting an alert status of each of one or more sensors; calculating an alert score by combining the detected alerts; and calculating a composite alert score, the composite alert score being indicative of a physiological condition and comprising a combination of two or more alert scores.02-25-2010
20100045466PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING DEVICE - A prescription compliance device which aids patients in complying with instructions given by a physician for taking prescription medication. The device reminds a patient when the next dose of medication is to be taken and indicates whether a specified dose has been taken. The device includes a microcontroller, a display, a program memory for storing pre-programmed medication-taking regimens for single and multiple medications, a real time clock, a selector for selecting one of the regimens and for programming the device as to the time and day on which a first dose of medication is to be taken, a display which alternately displays the current time and a time at which a next dose of medication is to be taken and an alarm which alerts the patient at times when a dose of medication is to be taken. The selector includes an event switch which is activated by the patient after taking a dose of medication so as to record the taking of medication and to cause the microcontroller to effect the display of the next time at which a dose of medication is to be taken. A memory may also be included to record the times at which a patient takes doses of medication. The device also includes a remote programming feature via a wireless link.02-25-2010
20100045465SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR CONTINUOUS ANALYTE SENSOR - Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the estimated analyte values based on statistical, clinical, or physiological parameters, comparing the estimated analyte values with corresponding measure analyte values, and providing output to a user. Estimation can be used to compensate for time lag, match sensor data with corresponding reference data, warn of upcoming clinical risk, replace erroneous sensor data signals, and provide more timely analyte information encourage proactive behavior and preempt clinical risk.02-25-2010
20100045464SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ENSURING PROPER USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR WORK SITE HAZARDS - Systems and methods for detecting and verifying the adequacy of personal protective equipment needed by a person to complete a potentially hazardous task.02-25-2010
20100045463Method and apparatus for real time performance assessment - An apparatus for monitoring performance comprises two elements: a first element (02-25-2010
20090167535Deterministic Key Pre-Distribution and Operational Key Management for Mobile Body Sensor Networks - A wireless network (07-02-2009
20090160659DUAL DETECTION SENSOR SYSTEM FOR A WASHROOM DEVICE - A detection system for a washroom device evaluates outputs from an active sensor and a passive sensor to determine whether to activate the device (e.g., operate a valve in a sink or a lavatory). The active sensor has a transmitter that directs a light beam to a selected zone and a receiver that detects whether the light beam is reflected back to the sensor. The passive sensor detects changes in a temperature signature around the washroom device. A controller evaluates the outputs from both the active sensor and the passive sensor to determine how to operate the washroom device.06-25-2009
20100109875Noninvasive Motion and Respiration Monitoring System - A non-invasive motion and respiration monitor receives impulses from a subject's movement, heartbeat, and respiration. The raw signal is biased and digitized, and a signal processor applies a Fast Fourier Transform to the signal. The transformed signal is filtered to isolate the component representing heart rate from the component representing respiration. An Inverse Fast Fourier Transform is then applied to the component signals, which are sent to a processor. The processor is programmed to detect irregularities in the respiration and heart rate. If severe irregularities or complete cessation is detected in either signal, a mechanical stimulator is actuated to try to stimulate the subject, and an alarm is sounded to alert a caregiver such as a parent or nurse.05-06-2010
20100109877HAND 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.05-06-2010
20090140864METHODS, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR ESTIMATING A MOOD OF A USER, USING A MOOD OF A USER FOR NETWORK/SERVICE CONTROL, AND PRESENTING SUGGESTIONS FOR INTERACTING WITH A USER BASED ON THE USER'S MOOD - A mood of a user is estimated based on a user's profile, data indicative of a user's mood received from a communication device associated with the user and from sources other than the user, and environmental data with a potential impact on the user's mood. Data indicative of the user's mood and the environmental data are processed to filter out data that is not relevant to the user's mood. The filtered data is cross-correlated with the user profile, and the mood of the user is estimated based on the cross-correlated filtered data. A network and services may be controlled based on a user's mood. Suggestions for interacting with the user may be generated based on the user's mood.06-04-2009
20100066544Health Monitoring Apparatus and Methods - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.03-18-2010
20100066543Health Monitoring Apparatus and Methods - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.03-18-2010
20100066542Health Management Apparatus and Methods - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.03-18-2010
20100066541INTERACTION ANALYZER - A method of analyzing participant activity includes providing an identification unit to a participant, receiving signals from the identification unit, determining location of the participant based on the received signals, storing the location information and the associated timestamp and analyzing the stored information.03-18-2010
20090045965Networked RF tag for tracking baggage - The invention disclosed provides a method, system, and associated tag for detection and tracking of inanimate and animate objects. The novel method broadly comprises the steps of: a) attaching a low radio frequency detection tag to each of the objects, each tag comprising a tag antenna operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding 1 megahertz (preferably not exceeding 300 kilohertz), a transceiver operatively connected to the tag's antenna, the transceiver being operable to transmit and receive data signals at the low radio frequency, a data storage device operable to store data comprising identification data for identifying said detection tag, a programmed data processor operable to process data received from the transceiver and the data storage device and to send data to cause the transceiver to emit an identification signal based upon the identification data stored in said data storage device, and an energy source for activating the tag's transceiver and data processor; b) storing, in the data storage device of each tag, shipping data selected from object description data, address-of-origin data, destination address data, object vulnerability data, and object status data; c) commingling the objects in a repository selected from a warehouse and a truck, the repository being provided with at least one large loop field antenna operable at said low radio frequency; the field antenna being disposed at a distance from each object that permits effective communication therewith at the low radio frequency, d) reading the identification data and shipping data from the transceiver of each tag by interrogating all tags commingled in said repository with data signals, such as specific IP addresses or other identification codes, via said field antenna; and e) transmitting the identification data and shipping data from each tag to a central data processor to provide a tally of the objects in said repository.02-19-2009
20100328076Wireless Hand Hygiene Monitoring System - A method and mobile electronic device for monitoring hand hygiene policy compliance is provided. The device comprises a radio transceiver and is configured to detect proximity to base stations by measuring radio signal strength from the base stations and to communicate the proximity information to a central computer via the radio transceiver and to receive notification of compliance or non-compliance with the hand hygiene policy from the central computer. The central computer determines compliance by tracking the location of device in relation to the base stations and monitoring hand hygiene events reported by hand hygiene base stations.12-30-2010
20090040052Assistance alert method and device - Methods and devices used to alert others of the health and welfare of a person. The present invention uses at least one sensor, such as a motion sensor or accelerometer, a clock, a timer, an audible alarm, at least one button with multiple functionality or several buttons each having a specific functionality, and a transmitter adapted to send health and welfare data across at least one communication channel to a receiver. The present invention can further include a location based sensor adapted to allow a person to find the user. The device of the present invention uses one set of functions which allows the user to confirm to another that the user is well, and another set of functions that determine that a user may be unconscious or incapacitated and hence notify another of such fact.02-12-2009
20130069787Locking Mechanism Based on Unnatural Movement of Head-Mounted Display - A wearable computer determines unnatural movements of a head-mounted display (HMD) and triggers a locking mechanism. In one embodiment, the wearable computer receives movement data from one or more sensors and determines that the movement of the HMD is unnatural. In one embodiment, the wearable computer receives movement data from one or more sensors and determines that the HMD is being worn by an unauthorized user. In response to determining an unnatural movement and/or an unauthorized user wearing the HMD, the wearable computer triggers a locking mechanism, which can beneficially provide security measures for the wearable computer.03-21-2013
20130069786DETECTING REGIME CHANGE IN STREAMING DATA - Regime change in streaming data is detected. The streaming data is sent to a plurality of modules. Each module in the plurality of modules produces an association measure. The association measure is a measure of similarity between the streaming data and regime data associated with the module producing the association measure. A regime change in the streaming data is detected based on values of the association measures from the plurality of modules.03-21-2013
20100134299DISPLAY OF INFORMATION THROUGH AUXILIARY USER INTERFACE - The invention is directed to systems and methods for that provide a user interface on an electronic device, the user interface including: (i) an auxiliary interface for receiving input from a user and providing output to the user; and (ii) a primary access interface. Using the auxiliary interface, a message to the user is provided, without requiring the user to be authenticated through the primary access interface.06-03-2010
20100134298COOKING SYSTEM AND CONTROLLING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A cooking system is provided to improve the safety and the reliability of the cooking system, and the convenience of a user. The cooking system includes at least one RF tag, a cooking appliance with an RF reader detecting the RF tag approaching, and an RF tag recognition button in a manipulation unit of the cooking system. The cooking appliance initiates a predetermined mode when the RF tag is detected. The RF tag recognition button determines whether the RF reader initiates an RF tag reading operation to recognize the RF tag.06-03-2010
20090040051System and Method for Identifying First Responders in a Hazardous Environment - A system and method for identifying first responders at the scene of a hazardous site employs RFID technology to assemble an electronic ride list of first responders at a hazardous site. The electronic ride list is generated by polling the first responders on vehicles en route to the hazardous site. Each electronic ride list is sent to a central location, and an aggregated electronic ride list is assembled employing all of the individual electronic ride lists.02-12-2009
20090091459Child leg monitoring system and method - A monitoring system for use with a leg hole device includes a sensor for monitoring a state of at least one leg of a child engaged with the leg hole device, a control system, and a user interface. A state of presence or absence of at least one leg may be monitored.04-09-2009
20090091458Systems and methods for monitoring health care workers and patients - Systems and methods are provided for monitoring one or more patients to ensure compliance with required hygienic procedures and/or to ensure only authorized persons are allowed to attend to such patients. One system includes detectors that may be sequentially activated as a person approaches a patient. Activation of the detectors, in sequence, causes a signal to be transmitted by a controller. If the person is wearing a monitor and has complied with the required hygienic procedure, the monitor transmits a responsive signal to the controller that is encoded to indicate such compliance. If the person is either not wearing a monitor or the monitor does not transmit an appropriate responsive signal, the controller can provide a warning signal and cause a violation of protocol to be recorded. The system may include a portable sanitizer that is capable of functioning as a monitor. The systems and methods do not, however, require monitors worn by health care workers or other persons. Sensors may be associated with a hospital bed and/or a patient.04-09-2009
20100090836Child Seat Safety System - The Child Seat Safety System provides drivers (common vehicles) with an alarm and monitoring system for the attachment of safety harnesses and temperature readings for respective child seat occupants within the car. The monitoring component details the attached “status” of said harnesses through indicator lights on the main operator dashboard along with on the system device. Alarm features automatically warn either the driver or surrounding bystanders or emergency personnel of alarm situation including temperature variances, harness disengagement, accident or unattended occupant warnings. The Child Seat Safety System can reduce the risk of small children being injured due to unattached seat belts during accident, braking or collision, and can reduce exposure to unhealthy temperatures either during driving or from extended lengths of time being unattended in a car.04-15-2010
20120188084ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CUFF PRESSURE MEASURING DEVICE - The invention relates to methods and devices related to improvements in the use of a medical breathing tube. In some embodiments, the invention reduces injuries, diseases and death associated with the use of said breathing tube. In preferred embodiments, said breathing tube reduces the risk of inadequate inflation in the lungs.07-26-2012
20100127878Alarm Method And System Based On Voice Events, And Building Method On Behavior Trajectory Thereof - Disclosed are an alarm method and system based on voice events, and a building method on behavior trajectory thereof The system comprises a signal sensor, a voice-event detector and notice and alarm element. In the method, voice signals are captured from a remote unit in an environment. The captured voice signals are classified into at least a voice event. As such, an emergent-event notice is automatically transmitted out if one of predefined emergent events is detected. In the building method on behavior trajectory, messages on voice events are continuously recorded. When the number of the recorded voice events reaches a threshold, a behavior trajectory is constructed, in which a behavior consists of two or more voice events or a single voice event.05-27-2010
20090273477HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MONITORING - A system and method of monitoring compliance with one or more hygiene protocols is disclosed. Compliance requirements may be tracked or monitored from a remote monitoring center, or compliance data hub. The compliance data hub may be operable to monitor a plurality of hygiene protocols that are defined for a plurality of different facilities or enterprises.11-05-2009
20090267776HYGIENE COMPLIANCE - A system and method of monitoring compliance with a hygiene protocol is disclosed. The movement of person within or otherwise associated with a facility may be tracked and hygiene requirements may be imposed based on the movement. In monitoring hygiene compliance, a number of hygiene levels may be defined that are associated with difference hygiene requirements. A hygiene level may be associated with an individual and that level may be raised or lowered based on hygiene related activity associated with the individual. An individual's hygiene level and/or his compliance with multi-level hygiene requirements may be tracked through the use of monitored hygiene stations and/or location tracking stations.10-29-2009
20090267775Automobile Physiological Monitoring System and Method for Using the Same - An automobile monitoring system to monitor user body characteristics includes at least one sensor to monitor at least one user body characteristic. The at least one sensor is operatively coupled to a body of a user to monitor the at least one user body characteristic while the user is operating an automobile. The at least one user body characteristic is at least a glucose level of the user's body. At least one transmitter is operatively coupled to the at least one sensor to communicate sensor data obtained from the at least one sensor while the user is operating the automobile. Automobile electronics are operatively coupled to the at least one transmitter to receive sensor data from the at least one sensor while the user is operating the automobile. The automobile electronics provide the sensor data to the user while the user is operating the automobile. A global positioning system (GPS) is operatively coupled to the automobile electronics to determine a current location of the user. The automobile electronics limit the user from operating the automobile to travel beyond a distance based on the sensor data received from the at least one sensor.10-29-2009
20090267774Automobile Physiological Monitoring System and Method for Using the Same - An automobile monitoring system to monitor user body characteristics, includes at least one sensor to monitor at least one user body characteristic. The at least one sensor is operatively coupled to a body of a user to monitor the at least one user body characteristic while the user is operating an automobile. The at least one user body characteristic is at least a glucose level of the user's body. At least one transmitter is operatively coupled to the at least one sensor to communicate sensor data obtained from the at least one sensor while the user is operating the automobile. Automobile electronics are operatively coupled to the at least one transmitter to receive sensor data from the at least one sensor while the user is operating the automobile. The automobile electronics provide the sensor data to the user while the user is operating the automobile. A mobile telephone is operatively coupled to the automobile electronics, wherein the automobile electronics initiate a communication via the mobile telephone based on the sensor data received from the at least one sensor.10-29-2009
20090267773Multiple Sensor for Structure Identification - An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.10-29-2009
20100073169Remotely configurable assisted-living notification system with gradient proximity sensitivity - A system provides assisted living messages with varying levels of detail to a person, according to proximity gradients. In one embodiment, the system involves location data. The location data associates first and second notification devices with respective first and second locations at a dwelling. A remote configuration module may enable a caregiver at a location other than the dwelling to specify multiple messages to be presented to the person at the dwelling, to assign first and second messages among the multiple messages to the first location, and to associate the first and second messages with first and second proximities, respectively, for the first location. The first notification device may automatically present the first message in response to detecting the person within the first proximity, and the second message in response to detecting the person within the second proximity. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-25-2010
20090009343Programmable Presence Proxy for Determining a Presence Status of a User - A method and apparatus are provided that evaluate a number of different sources of presence information to determine a presence status of a user. The presence status of a user is determined by obtaining presence information from a plurality of presence data stores; translating the obtained presence information from at least one of said presence data stores into a standard format; and determining the presence status of the user based on the obtained presence information. Presence information can also be based on user-specified rules. Presence information is obtained from a number of presence data stores and the presence status of a user is determined based on one or more rules that are applied to the obtained presence information. The rules may include, for example, aggregation rules that determines the presence status based on one or more of the obtained presence information or filter rules that determine who may receive the presence status.01-08-2009
20090009342PERFORMANCE MONITOR, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A data transmission method for use in the transmission of a performance transmitter of a portable user-specific performance monitor by using wireless data transmission that is based on radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation, and the method comprises measuring with the performance monitor the movement and/or organ system state of a user. In the solution, the availability of wireless data transmission in the performance transmitter is determined. If wireless data transmission is not available, measuring data is stored into a memory of the performance transmitter, otherwise the measuring data is transmitted using wireless data transmission.01-08-2009
20090009340METHODS FOR PROVIDING SERVICES AND INFORMATION BASED UPON DATA COLLECTED VIA WIRELESS NETWORK SENSORS - A method for processing data collected via a wireless network sensor includes providing information in a variety of ways based upon the processed data. The network sensor has a plurality of sensors for detecting events occurring proximate the sensors in a monitored space, a processor for receiving and processing data from the sensors, and a wireless transmitter for wirelessly transmitting data. The received data is processed to determine pedestrian traffic patterns in the monitored space, which can be used to design a layout and placement of goods for sale in the monitored space. The information for the pedestrian traffic patterns can also be provided in exchange for a fee to customers requesting it.01-08-2009
20090009339APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOCALLY PROCESSING DATA ON WIRELESS NETWORK SENSORS - A wireless network sensor includes several sensors for detecting events occurring proximate the sensors. It also includes a processor for receiving and processing data from the sensors and a wireless transmitter for wirelessly transmitting data. The processor is programmed to determine if an event occurred related to a particular change in a signal level of a signal received from one of the sensors and compress the event data. The compressed data can then be wirelessly sent to a computer for additional processing such as providing an indication of traffic patterns in an area monitored by the wireless network sensor.01-08-2009
20090009338Movement Managing System - [PROBLEMS] To provide a movement managing system for grasping the movement of a remote person and acquiring the information with improved reliability.01-08-2009
20100085194DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING CONSUMER TEST COMPLIANCE - A packaged product and a method for monitoring usage in a consumer test is reported herein. The packaged product includes a bottle having a container body with an open end and a closed end, the open end being formed with a neck and a mouth at a terminus of the neck. A flowable material is held within the container body. A monitoring unit immersed at least partially within the flowable material includes: (1) at least one support rod, the rod contacting the neck thereby inhibiting movement of the monitoring unit; (2) a logger device to sense and record motion of the bottle, the device including a circuit board fitted with at least one computer chip; (3) a retention unit arranged on the support rod inhibiting travel of the logger device relative to the support rod. According to the method of the invention, compliance to a test protocol can be certified through records extracted from the logger unit after evaluation is completed by the consumer.04-08-2010
20090140862WIND ENERGY SYSTEM HAVING AN INSECT SENSOR - The invention relates to wind energy systems. A wind energy system is provided having an insect sensor. The insect sensor is adapted for measuring the insect density in the air. Further, a method for operating a wind energy system taking into account the insect density in the air is provided. The wind energy system is curtailed during times with a high insect density. Hence, in periods following times with a high insect density, the wind energy system can be operated without the aero-dynamical performance of the rotor blades being spoiled by smashed insects.06-04-2009
20120112916Information Grid - A lighting system and method is provided for tracking movement within a predetermined area. This system includes a plurality of lights installed at predetermined locations throughout the predetermined area, each having at least one sensor with a field of view. The lights include a computing module operatively associated with each sensor, and a communication module operatively associated with the computing module. The lights are configured to communicate with one another and capture sensor output to identify and record points at which the fields of view overlap with one another, to form a unified sensor network having a composite field of view. The system and method is configured to track changes associated with individual targets within the composite field of view.05-10-2012
20120112915VEHICLE SYSTEM REACTION TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS - A computer-implemented method includes registering at least one medical condition associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes monitoring environmental conditions for the onset of a trigger likely to cause complications with regards to the medical condition. The method further includes warning the vehicle occupant about the onset of the trigger. The method also includes adjusting a vehicle component or system, via the VCS, in response to the onset of the trigger.05-10-2012
20120112914HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MODULE - A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.05-10-2012
20120235821Methods and Program Products for Providing Heart Rate Information - Methods and program products for providing heart rate information are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing heart rate information about a user includes the steps of defining a plurality of heart rate zones as ranges of percentages of a maximum heart rate of the user, determining upper and lower limits for said heart rate zones based on the maximum heart rate of the user, associating a color with each of said heart rate zones, receiving heart rate information from the user, and initiating a graphical display in response to receiving heart rate information from the user, wherein a color of a portion of the graphical display corresponds with the color associated with one of said heart rate zones.09-20-2012
20120235820METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALERTING A PERSON CARRYING AN EEG ASSEMBLY - A method of alerting a person using an EEG assembly (09-20-2012
20120235819APPARATUSES AND METHODS OF DETERMINING IF A PERSON OPERATING EQUIPMENT IS EXPERIENCING AN ELEVATED COGNITIVE LOAD - A method of, and apparatus for, determining if a person operating equipment is experiencing an elevated cognitive load, wherein the person's use of a device at a first time is monitored so as to set a baseline signature. Then, at a later time, the person's use of the device is monitored to determine the person's performance at the second time, as represented by a performance signature. This performance signature can then be compared against the baseline signature to predict whether the person is experiencing an elevated cognitive load.09-20-2012
20130162433SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING, ANALYZING, RETRIEVING AND DISPLAYING STREAMING MEDICAL DATA - A method of storing streaming physiological information obtained from a medical patient in a multi-patient monitoring environment includes receiving identification information, retrieving parameter descriptors, creating a round-robin database file, receiving a data stream, and using a predetermined data rate to map the data stream to locations in the round-robin database file.06-27-2013
20120268277HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a system suitable for monitoring the contamination potential associated with one or more mobile objects within an environment containing one or more fixed or mobile sources of contamination or cleansing. The system comprises a plurality of signal indicator devices connected to the or each source, each indicator device emitting a signal. The system further comprises a monitoring device connected to the or each object, the monitoring device being operable to: detect signals of the type emitted by an indicator device; infer the occurrence of contact between an object and a source from a detected signal; determine a level of contamination risk from the inferred contact; and output a status signal indicative thereof.10-25-2012
20090189771SMART CARE SYSTEM - A smart care system utilizes an information collecting unit to obtain information of a care receiver from a monitoring area so as to produce a monitoring signal. The monitoring signal is transmitted to an outputting device for displaying the information collected by the information collecting unit to a care giver. The smart care system includes an identifying unit, which is set to have an identifying area corresponding to the information collecting unit for obtaining the monitoring signal so as to detect the variation thereof in the identifying area, thereby accordingly outputting a warning signal to drive the outputting device to output warning information, such that the care giver can notice the variation of the monitoring signal for coping therewith. Therefore, the problem that the care giver can not accurately and immediately realize the real situation and information of the care receiver can be solved.07-30-2009
20100188229Safety shut off system for household appliances - A safety shut off system incorporated into the electrical circuitry of the house for shutting off an appliance after a predetermined time period elapses within which no physical movement within the vicinity of the appliance is detected includes a motion sensor interconnected to the breaker controlling the appliance whereupon the motion sensor signals the breaker to trip after the time period elapses in which no movement is detected, a contactor that allows current flow between the motion sensor and the breaker, and a relay interconnected to the appliance fan and light and the breaker whereupon turning on the appliance automatically actuates the fan and light but when the breaker is tripped for shutting off the appliance the relay is actuated to shut off the fan and light.07-29-2010
20110140896SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING PARAMETERS USED IN A PORTABLE PATIENT MONITOR - A patient monitoring system allows medical personnel to customize multi-parameter alarms for particular patients and/or medical conditions. A patient monitor provides a user interface that allows medical personnel to create custom alarms by selecting patient parameters, desired levels or limits, comparators, and logic connectors to define an alarm condition that includes boundary conditions for a plurality of different patient parameters. A user may also link or group the different boundary conditions to define an order in which to process the various logic connectors.06-16-2011
20110279275WIRELESS DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A wireless detection apparatus includes an antenna, a voltage control oscillator, and a processing unit. The antenna receives a first wireless signal and generates an electrical signal according to the first wireless signal. The first wireless signal is generated by reflecting a second wireless signal from an object under test. The voltage control oscillator is coupled to the antenna to generate an oscillating signal under an interference of the electrical signal. The oscillating signal varies with variation of the electrical signal. The processing unit is coupled to the voltage control oscillator to evaluate a parameter of the object under test according to the variation of the oscillating signal.11-17-2011
20100171622 BED WITH INTEFRATED SENSOR UNIT FOR A PATIENT - The present invention relates to a bed with an integrated sensor unit for a patient. Furthermore the invention relates to a method of providing a bed with a sensor unit for a patient. In order to provide a simple and reliable technique for monitoring patients a bed is suggested, comprising a bedframe (07-08-2010
20100052914Portable body temperature continuous monitoring system - A portable body temperature continuous monitoring system includes a wearable thermal detecting device, a recording device, a displaying device and an alarming device. The recording device records and stores a human body temperature detected by the wearable thermal detecting device, and then transmits a temperature signal to the displaying device and the alarming device through a wireless method. Thereby, remote and continuous monitoring of a patient's body temperature through the displaying device is possible. Besides, since the system is capable of communicating outward through the alarming device, the patient's abnormal body temperature can be reported to others so that proper treatment can be conducted timely.03-04-2010
20100013641System for providing remote signals from a patient monitor - A system for providing remote audible and/or visible signals corresponding to those of a patient monitor. The patient monitor is locate proximate to the patient and senses certain conditions of the patient and provides visible and/or audible signals based on those sensed conditions. The patient monitor may simply provide an audible signal that is indicative of the patient heart beat and also has audible and/or visible alarms that are activated when a particular sensed parameter of condition falls outside certain settings. A remote device is adapted to be located remote from the patient monitor, such as in an adjoining room, where the audible sound and/or light signals from the patient monitor cannot be perceived sufficiently. The remote device is in electrical communication with the patient monitor and produces a sound and/or light simultaneously with the sound and/or light of the patient monitor.01-21-2010
20110298618Remote User Status Indicators - A user interface on a device allows a user to set their remote user status for viewing by other individuals on their devices. The user or an application can select from a number of predefined remote user status indicators representing remote user status, and the user can optionally include a text message to be displayed with the remote user status indicator. The selected remote user status indicator and optional text message can be stored on a network and made available to other devices that have a contact database that includes the user as a contact. In some implementations, the remote user status indicator can be displayed proximate the user's name in a user interface, such as a favorites list, e-mail interface, text messaging interface, chat room, or any other user interface associated with an application.12-08-2011
20110298621SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ALERTS - In one embodiment, a method of generating alerts in a patient monitoring system is provided. The method comprises steps of monitoring a physiological parameter of interest within a plurality of physiological parameters, tracking data values of the physiological parameter for each predetermined interval, determining a data range for data values of the physiological parameter, each data range comprising a first limit and a second limit, comparing the data values of the physiological parameter with the data range and generating a visual alert when the data value of the physiological parameter falls outside the data range.12-08-2011
20110298620SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUDITORY REPRESENTATION OF RHYTHMICAL PARAMETERS - An auditory representation method is used to generate an audible signal which characterizes the instantaneous value of a rhythmical parameter such as the pulse of a human patient. A periodic signal (12-08-2011
20110169646METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING HYGIENE HABITS - A method for analyzing hygiene habits of a user. The method comprises attaching a personal hygiene monitor to the user, using the attached personal hygiene monitor for detecting a plurality of personal hygiene events related to the user, logging the plurality of personal hygiene events to allow configuring a user hygiene profile of the user, and estimating a hygiene level of one or more hygiene habits of the user according to the user hygiene profile.07-14-2011
20110291841MONITORING HAND HYGIENE - A method of monitoring hand washing by individuals comprises monitoring the movements of individuals in an area using one or more sensors, identifying the performance of an act by an individual that requires the hands of the individual to be washed and determining whether the hands of the individual are washed after the performance of the act, wherein the determining includes tracking the motion of that individual using the one or more sensors. Sensors comprising arrays of thermal detectors are preferred, but other types of sensor could be included.12-01-2011
20110291837Alarm Generation Method for Patient Monitoring, Physiological Monitoring Apparatus and Computer Program Product for a Physiological Monitoring Apparatus - A method for managing alarms in a physiological monitoring apparatus, a physiological monitoring apparatus, and a computer program product for a physiological monitoring apparatus are disclosed. A plurality of averages of a physiological parameter are derived, wherein the parameter is derived from at least one physiological signal acquired from a subject and wherein the averages represent a corresponding plurality of averaging periods. Respective alarm limits are assigned to the plurality of averages and at least one alarm indicator is defined, each alarm indicator being defined based on respective average and alarm limit. An alarm is detected based on the at least one alarm indicator.12-01-2011
20110291840HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE SYSTEM - A system and method for performing hand hygiene compliance. The method includes receiving a notification that an individual has entered a physical location. The notification is received by a node in a wireless mesh network that includes a plurality of nodes corresponding to objects in the physical location. A hand hygiene protocol is identified for the individual. It is determined that the individual has not followed the hand hygiene protocol. The determining is performed by software executing on the nodes in the wireless mesh network and responsive to a previous and a current location of the individual relative to the objects in the physical location. The individual is notified in response to determining that the individual has not followed the hand hygiene protocol.12-01-2011
20110291839CONTROL SYSTEM ACTUATED BY A HUMAN TOUCH FOR FOLDING PARTITIONS - An electrically operated folding operable wall is controlled by an electrical operation circuit of the type having at least one control station, an extend control switch, a stack control switch, control relays and a motor. The electrically operated folding operable wall includes a safety system which includes (a) at least one touch sensor selectively responsive to an electrical characteristic of a human body and actuated by operative contact of the human body therewith; and, (b) means for preventing the electrical operation circuit of the folding operable wall from functioning if the touch sensor is not actuated. The preventing means includes at least one control unit electrically connected between each control station of the electrical operation circuit and each touch sensor, which will prevent the control station from functioning if the touch sensor is not actuated by contact with a human body.12-01-2011
20110291838Alarm Generation Method for Patient Monitoring, Physiological Monitoring Apparatus and Computer Program Product for a Physiological Monitoring Apparatus - A method for generating alarms in a physiological monitoring apparatus, a physiological monitoring apparatus, and a computer program product for a physiological monitoring apparatus are disclosed. A quality measure is calculated for a physiological parameter, the quality measure being indicative of confidence level of the physiological parameter. An alarm is detected when the physiological parameter reaches a predetermined alarm limit and the alarm is escalated in response to the detecting, wherein the escalating includes conditionally raising priority of the alarm. The escalation of the alarm is controlled based on the quality measure.12-01-2011
20100090835SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAKING RESPONSIVE ACTION TO HUMAN BIOSIGNALS - To enhance interaction and use with electronic devices, the present disclosure describes several improved systems and methods of taking responsive action to a detected human mental state. A training signal containing biosignal data corresponding to a mental state of the user while the user concentrates on a perceptual cue may be established. In some embodiments, user input or other information may be stored in association with the training signal. Biosignal data from the user may be monitored at an appropriate time and, if a match between the monitored biosignal data and the training signal is determined, a predetermined response is taken by an electronic device.04-15-2010
20090002180Information processing apparatus - An information processing apparatus includes a fatigue determining portion determining whether an operator is tired or not by referring to fatigue information on the operator's fatigue, and a processing control portion causing a first display for recovering the operator to be shown on a display portion together with a working display on which the operator is working, when the fatigue determining portion determines that the operator is tired.01-01-2009
20100127877CHILD SEAT SENSOR ANTENNA - A child seat sensor antenna structure to be integrated into a vehicle seat comprises at least one at least partially self-supporting antenna wire or cable.05-27-2010
20110215933SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC REMINDERS - A method of automatically reminding an attendee of an appointment and a system implementing the method are disclosed. The method includes one or more computers implementing: obtaining an appointment reference from a registrant, predicting the likely behavior of the attendee, transmitting at least one reminder to the attendee based on the predicted likely behavior of the attendee, receiving a response from the attendee; and notifying the registrant of the response received from the attendee. The likely behavior of the attendee is based on at least one of past behavior and compiled demographic behavior.09-08-2011
20110215934Electronically Triggered Personal Athletic Device - A personal athletic device is worn by a runner during a race. A race course is provided with a plurality of mats along the race course. The mats have antennas and generate a magnetic field. The personal athletic device has a chip system having an RFID tag and a display. As the runner progress along the course, the RFID tag is triggered at each mat and race data is displayed on the device.09-08-2011
20110215932SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system comprising: at least one processor; at least one sensor; and computer executable instructions readable by the at least one processor and operative to: use the at least one sensor to determine a number of persons or identity of a person; and trigger an alarm based on the number of persons or the identity of the person. A method comprising: using at least one processor to perform any or all of the following: use at least one sensor to determine a number of persons or identity of a person; and triggering an alarm based on the number of persons or the identity of the person.09-08-2011
20110215930METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERPRETING MEDICAL IMAGE DATA - According to one aspect, methods and systems for identifying a pattern of injury from thermal data are disclosed. Some embodiments provide for medical image collection and analysis for a region of interest on a patient and determine whether a pattern of injury, such as a pattern of injury indicative of a pressure ulcer, is present or is likely. Example systems and methods obtain thermal and visual light images of regions of interest and analyze the image data to detect whether a pattern of injury is present. Statistically significant deviations in the image data can be identified and a determination of whether the pattern of injury is exists can be performed automatically, and can be forwarded to an appropriate person for confirmation where desirable or necessary. Other aspects include remote and/or automated routing and billing that preserves the anonymity of the patient, and automated correlation of thermal and visual image data.09-08-2011
20110260872Interactive Packaging For Development Of Personal Hygiene Habits - The disclosure is directed to an interactive packaging system for monitoring the usage of personal hygiene products, personal hygiene product packages, and restroom facilities. The interactive packaging system may include a plurality of usage monitoring devices each configured to detect physical stimulus associated with the usage of the product, package or facility with which the usage monitoring device is associate, and to transmit usage messages containing information relating to the detected physical stimulus. The interactive packaging system may further include a base station configured to receive the usage messages transmitted by the plurality of usage monitoring devices and to generate sensory perceptible outputs corresponding to the information contained in the usage messages. Either the usage monitoring devices or the base station may be configured to determine whether the products, packages or facilities are used appropriately based on the detected physical stimulus.10-27-2011
20110260870Method of preventing an inmate from committing suicide - A method of preventing an inmate from committing suicide is disclosed wherein an oximeter having an RF transmitter associated therewith is mounted on a bracelet which is locked onto the inmate's wrist or ankle. The RF transmitter transmits data collected by the oximeter and furnishes the same to a control station monitor including an RF receiver. Should the oximeter sense that the oxygen saturation level of the inmate has dropped to a predetermined level, an alarm is automatically activated to enable personnel to rush to the inmate's cell or room. If the oximeter is a pulse oximeter, pulse rate data will also be transmitted to the central station so that the alarm will be activated should the pulse rate of the inmate drop to a predetermined level.10-27-2011
20090231144Stealth Detector Metal Detector - A portable metal detection system that includes a hand/wrist mounted metal detector with two search coils mounted on the palm side of the detector. The mounted metal detector includes a wireless transmitter and a small rechargeable fuel cell. The detection system also includes a separate housing that contains a wireless receiver, a small rechargeable fuel cell and an adjustable vibration or audio alert circuitry. The separate housing may be worn anywhere on the operator of the system. Once the hand/wrist mounted metal detector detects a metal object, the wireless transmitter sends a signal to the wireless receiver in the separate housing that activates the vibration or audio alert circuitry. The separation of the detection device and the alert circuitry prevents a metal detection detainee from hearing or feeling a metal detection alert.09-17-2009
20100001864SYSTEM , METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REAL TIME MONITORING, ASSIGNMENT AND BALANCING OF PROFESSIONAL OVERSIGHT - A system, method and computer program product for monitoring in real time, activities of a monitoring individual during remote connection and oversight of intra-operative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) data from a plurality of IONM devices of at least one machine type, including receiving IONM data from at least one IONM device regarding a surgery being monitored, receiving patient data about at least one patient, storing case data in a computer database, the case data including information regarding at least one of the patient data or the IONM data, scheduling the monitoring individual to a specific surgery case based on the case data, and providing the case data to the monitoring individual.01-07-2010
20090128343AUDIO-ACTIVATED SOOTHING DEVICE - The soothing device is a portable waterproof device that can be worn by a baby or a dog as well as positioned on the baby's cradle or the dog house. Audio sounds can be dynamically recorded and stored in the soothing device which is powered by a built-in replaceable battery. The recorded audio sounds are automatically played by the soothing device through a built-in speaker when the soothing device detects through a built-in audio sensor a sudden large noise from some external source or by the baby's crying or by the dog's barking so as to calm the baby or the dog down quickly and automatically.05-21-2009
20120139731SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS MONITORING OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES - The subject disclosure provides a system and method for wireless monitoring of sports activities. A subject participating in a sports activity is associated with biometric sensors which measure the subject's body movements. In one aspect, the system includes a sensor for continuously gathering biometric data from a subject performing a sports activity where the biometric data associated with the body movements of the subject. A wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor transmits the biometric data and a database engine receives the biometric data from the wireless transceiver and providing real-time feedback. The real-time feedback associated with the biometric data from the subject is characterized by instructions associated with the sports activity.06-07-2012
20100182151Life Saving and Warning System for a Swimming Pool - A life saving and warning system for a swimming pool includes an electromagnetic wave emitting device, at least one electromagnetic wave receiving device, and a main processor. The main processor includes a counting device, a time preset device, and a warning device. Thus, when the user stays in the water during a longer period of time exceeding the predetermined time interval of the time preset device 07-22-2010
20090066519Apparatus and Method for Cyber Healthcare Monitoring, Diagnosis and Treatment Using Thin Client Communicating Techniques - A moving small body is located within a human body. The movement of the body can be detected by a thin client and associated with other information for an operating system. The body can be passive and its motion detected by an external sensor. The body can be active and put out information that is received by a sensor.03-12-2009
20100117837APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR GATHERING AND PROCESSING BIOMETRIC AND BIOMECHANICAL DATA - Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed during sports activities, physical rehabilitation, or military or law enforcement activities. The biometric and biomechanical data can be communicated to a local and/or remote interface, which uses digital performance assessment tools to provide a performance evaluation to the user. The performance evaluation may include a graphical representation (e.g., a video), statistical information, and/or a comparison to another user and/or instructor. In some embodiments, the biometric and biomechanical data is communicated wirelessly to one or more devices including a processor, display, and/or data storage medium for further analysis, archiving, and data mining. In some embodiments, the device includes a cellular telephone.05-13-2010
20100033332SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATED HEALTH MONITORING, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, AND MEDICAL RECORD DELIVERY - A computer-based system for providing coordinated health monitoring, emergency response, and medical record delivery. The system can include one or more computing devices configured to process emergency-related indicators and data. The system can also include one or more monitoring devices communicatively linked to the one or more computing devices. The one or more monitoring devices can be configured to monitor a particular area for the emergency-related indicators and data, wherein the one or more monitoring devices detect one or more among speech, sounds, images and other detectable emergency-related indicators. The one or more monitoring devices can also be configured to transmit the emergency-related indicators and data to the one or more computing devices. Furthermore, the system can include a module communicatively linked to the one or more monitoring devices and configured to execute on the one or more computing devices. The module can be configured to analyze the transmitted emergency-related indicators and data to determine whether there is an emergency, communicate with a monitoring service to validate that an emergency exists, and provide access to patient records to authorized personnel, based upon whether an emergency exists.02-11-2010
20090051544Wearable User Interface Device, System, and Method of Use - Provided herein is a wearable interface for providing information from a user to a control unit comprising at least one wearable patch in communication with the control unit, wherein the patch is adaptable to detect object data and transmit the object data to the control unit. Further provided herein is a parameter determining patch for detecting object data from an object, the parameter determining sensor comprising at least one wearable data obtaining patch adaptable to obtain data from an object; and at least one transmitter for transmitting object data. Also included herein are a system and method of use of the invention.02-26-2009
20100033331Monitoring System - Disclosed is a self-contained portable freestanding monitoring unit (02-11-2010
20080238692SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE MONITORING OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH OBJECTS CONFIGURED AS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS - In embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for remotely monitoring an individual may include providing a sensor integrated in a monitoring object at a first location where the monitoring object may be configured as a household item. The sensor may be associated with an environment of an individual at the first location. The sensor may also be associated with a network. The sensor data may be processed to obtain monitoring information for the activity of the individual in the environment. The monitoring information may be transmitted over the network from the first location to a receiving object at a second location where the receiving object may be configured as a household item.10-02-2008
20080266113Interactive Packaging for Development of Personal Hygiene Habits - The disclosure is directed to an interactive packaging system for monitoring the usage of personal hygiene products, personal hygiene product packages, and restroom facilities. The interactive packaging system may include a plurality of usage monitoring devices each configured to detect physical stimulus associated with the usage of the product, package or facility with which the usage monitoring device is associate, and to transmit usage messages containing information relating to the detected physical stimulus. The interactive packaging system may further include a base station configured to receive the usage messages transmitted by the plurality of usage monitoring devices and to generate sensory perceptible outputs corresponding to the information contained in the usage messages. Either the usage monitoring devices or the base station may be configured to determine whether the products, packages or facilities are used appropriately based on the detected physical stimulus.10-30-2008
20100117836HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE SYSTEM - A system and method of encouraging compliance of hand hygiene in an environment where users move from zone to zone and are required to perform hand hygiene between the zones. Users carry a wearable zone sensor which detects zones, detects hand hygiene actions, logs time of changing zones, and hand hygiene actions. The wearable sensor can be integral with a wearable hand hygiene product dispenser and/or can operate in cooperation with a fixed dispenser configured to transmit hand hygiene actions to the wearable zone sensor. The wearable zone sensors are configured to be useable anonymously or to be associated with a user identifier, and to interface with a central computer via a docking station or communication interface to transfer data for later analysis.05-13-2010
20100265073Analyte Monitoring System Having An Alert - Described herein are analyte monitoring systems including a receiver or data processing component that is configured to automatically issue a first alert notification when a first predetermined number of consecutive data packets are not received from the sensor/sensor electronics, and automatically issue a second alert notification when a second predetermined number of consecutive data packets are not received by the sensor/sensor electronics. The receiver may also be configured to enable a user to disenable alert or alarm notifications that are triggered based on detected events.10-21-2010
20090309737READER APPARATUS - Reader apparatus for receiving data from a transponder in the body of a patient, for example a femoral nail. The apparatus includes an antenna which can be varied in size and shape to fit patients, the size and shape of whose bodies vary significantly. A variable impedance unit is included to maximise power matching between the antenna and a reader unit for a given antenna configuration.12-17-2009
20120126984SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF PRIMARY ALARM NOTIFICATION ON PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEMS - The present application discloses methods and systems for transferring primary alarm notification on patient monitoring systems from a bedside monitor to one or more secondary devices which may operate on a less than fully reliable network. The bedside monitor includes an attached physiological parameter measurement device which detects when a specific physiological parameter measures outside a predetermined range. The bedside monitor then directs the secondary device(s) to annunciate its alarm. Primary alarming responsibility reverts from the secondary device(s) back to the bedside monitor whenever communication between the two is lost or when acknowledgement of the alarm condition by the secondary device is not relayed back to the bedside monitor within a predetermined amount of time.05-24-2012
20110148640CRIME PREVENTION SYSTEM USING HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION AND CRIME PREVENTION METHOD USING HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION - Disclosed are a crime prevention system using human body communication and a crime prevention method using human body communication capable of actively and effectively preventing a generation of a crime by using human body communication. The crime prevention system using human body communication includes: a monitoring device attached to a monitoring target to sense his physical contact with an observer and providing information obtained by monitoring the monitoring target through human body communication when body contact of the monitoring target with the observer is sensed; and a reception device attached to the observer, receiving the monitoring information through human body communication, and transmitting the monitoring information to a pre-set destination. A criminal act of the monitoring target may be prevented in advance, and when a criminal act is attempted, an observer who may fall a victim of the criminal act can actively cope with the situation.06-23-2011
20110181418COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR IMPACT SENSORS - Systems and methods for monitoring head-accelerations data for a plurality of athletes. An exemplary system includes a plurality of athlete-mounted sensor units that record acceleration information and wirelessly transmit the recorded acceleration information and information identifying the sensor unit, if the recorded acceleration information exceeds a predefined threshold. A base unit receives the wirelessly transmitted acceleration information and the information identifying the sensor unit and makes the received information available to at least one output device.07-28-2011
20100117835SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING - A personal health monitor, including: (a) a physiological data input device operative to gather physiological data; (b) a detachable module that is detachably connected to a multi-purpose personal data accessory, operative to transmit the physiological data to the multi-purpose personal data accessory; and (c) the multi-purpose personal data accessory, whereas the multi-purpose personal data accessory is adapted to execute health monitoring software such as to enable the multi-purpose personal data accessory to receive the physiological data, process the physiological data to provide processed physiological data and control a long range transmission of the processed physiological data to a remote entity.05-13-2010
20110148641APPARATUS FOR DETECTING SURVIVAL STATUS OF LIVING THING AND METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for detecting the survival status of a living thing. The apparatus for detecting the survival status of a living thing includes a tilt sensor, a determination unit, and a communication unit. The tilt sensor is attached to a target living thing, and detects minute vibrations generated by the motion of the target living thing. The determination unit determines the survival status of the target living thing for a preset update period based on the minute vibrations. The communication unit sends an update packet including determination results of the determination unit to an outside.06-23-2011
20110181422PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE (PER) SYSTEM - A personal emergency system includes a motion sensor wearable by a human being to sense motion of the human being; a processor; wireless communications circuitry; computer code to match the acceleration signature with at least one of a plurality of stored acceleration signatures, wherein each stored acceleration signatures corresponds with one or more types of motion; and computer code to identify the type of motion of the object based on the matching of the acceleration signature. An optional positioning system can be included where the location of the user is determined based on times of arrival of signals.07-28-2011
20100090834WEARABLE DEVICE FOR ADAPTIVELY RECORDING SIGNALS - A condition of a subject is monitored by a wearable recording unit that adaptively records various signals associated with the condition of the subject. The various signals are recorded by the wearable recording unit using a recording plan that is contextually adaptively updated to the monitored subject from one recording session to another based on the result of the analysis of previous recording sessions.04-15-2010
20100085193RECORDING STORING, AND RETRIEVING VEHICLE MAINTENANCE RECORDS - A variety of sensors, such as mechanical triggers, light sensors and motion sensors, magnetic sensors, and radio frequency identification tags, are strategically placed throughout a motor vehicle to detect service and maintenance activities relating to the vehicle during the lifetime of the vehicle. A sensed activity then activates a suitable recording device, such as a video recorder, to record the activity. The completion of the activity likewise is sensed and causes deactivation of the recording device. The recorded activity is typically retained in a non-erasable, indexed storage device from which it can be easily retrieved. The sensors may also be used for tamper detection and vehicle motion detection.04-08-2010
20100079291Personalized Activity Monitor and Weight Management System - A weight management system comprised of a body worn device which interfaces periodically with a computer. The established weight goals of the user are translated by the computer into daily activity targets and downloaded into the device. The device monitors the user's activity, offering progress status toward the daily activity target. Further, the device alerts the user of excessive sedentary periods which depress metabolic indicators. The activity targets, allowed length of sedentary periods and suggested activities to reach goal are specific to the individual based on their biometrics and living environment. The computer provides historical tracking of activity for motivational and coaching purposes.04-01-2010
20080316036Remote caregiver support system - The current invention provides a remote caregiver support system which allows caregivers to provide informal care to care receivers. The systems of the current invention comprise a caregiver system and a care receiver system operating on personal computers. Each system is linked by a communications network. Preferably, the communications network is a high speed internet connection. Additionally, the current invention provides methods for delivering informal care to a care receiver remotely located from the caregiver. In the methods of the current invention, the caregiver accesses a remote caregiver support system and interacts with the care receiver providing text reminders and other informal care necessary to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of the care receiver.12-25-2008
20090278695APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SELECTING AND EXECUTING FILES ASSOCIATED WITH A USER - An apparatus includes a media player configured for executing stored files, and a sensor connected to the media player configured for perceiving a feature of a user who approaches the apparatus and transferring the feature to the media player. The media player plays files according to the feature perceived by the sensor.11-12-2009
20090278696SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED WEIGHT ALERT NOTIFICATION DURING AUTOMATED PATIENT MANAGEMENT - A system and method for providing enhanced weight alert notification during automated patient management is presented. A plurality of weight measurements in an automated patient environment from a weight monitoring device for a patient during an observation period is remotely obtained. A raw baseline weight for the patient is determined based on a function of the weight measurements. Irregularities in the weight measurements are identified. The raw baseline weight is processed into a baseline weight by application of a correction coefficient to the irregularities. Weight remotely measured in the automated patient environment for the patient on a substantially regular basis is obtained. Changes in the weight are identified by periodic comparison to the baseline weight. An alert notification is generated in response to the change in weight.11-12-2009
20110169645HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM - An electronic hand hygiene compliance system and award indicator that provides realtime reporting of the percent number of hand hygiene events against a programmed target number of hand hygiene events for a given functional area over a given period of time, yielding hand hygiene compliance. The system keeps up to date compliance for an established group interval until the data is written over by compliance data for the same group interval the following day. In addition, a random hand hygiene event can be identified for a given functional area during a given period of time to trigger an alarm for encouraging hand hygiene activity for a given dispenser or group of dispensers.07-14-2011
20110169644SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING, ANALYZING, RETRIEVING AND DISPLAYING STREAMING MEDICAL DATA - A method of storing streaming physiological information obtained from a medical patient in a multi-patient monitoring environment includes receiving identification information, retrieving parameter descriptors, creating a round-robin database file, receiving a data stream, and using a predetermined data rate to map the data stream to locations in the round-robin database file.07-14-2011
20090278694Tether apparatus - A tether apparatus having a housing which includes a cavity, and further wherein the housing is adapted for association with a user; a securement member, wherein the securement member is associated with at least a portion of the housing; and a tracking sub-assembly having a communication member, wherein the communication member is at least partially positioned within the housing and wherein the communication member transmits a position signal; an energy storage device, wherein the energy storage device is at least partially positioned within the housing and/or a user's footwear and wherein the energy storage device electrically communicates with the communication member; and a kinetic energy charger, wherein the kinetic energy charger is at least partially positioned within at least one of the housing and a user's footwear and wherein the kinetic energy charger electrically communicates with at least one of the communication member and the energy storage device.11-12-2009
20110199215PROGRAMMABLE TOUCH-ACTIVATED SIGNALING DEVICE - A call-for-service device includes touch targets coupled with a control circuit. A light source is coupled with the control circuit and responsive to selection of the touch targets as controlled by the control circuit, which associates lighting patterns of the light source with respective touch targets to signal to wait staff service requests. The control circuit is programmable through an external connection to set the lighting patterns corresponding to the respective touch targets such that the lighting patterns are customizable for different applications. A selector switch may be coupled with the control circuit and include numerous switch positions, each switch position to control a separate lighting program, each lighting program including a set of lighting patterns, where the control circuit is programmable to associate each lighting program with a different switch position of the selector switch. A base may contain the light source, the touch targets, the control circuit, and the selector switch.08-18-2011
20090284378Circulatory monitoring systems and methods - Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.11-19-2009
20090102667Monitoring System - There is described a monitoring system for monitoring an apparatus for raising and lowering a person, for example an item of adjustable furniture or a hoist. The monitoring system comprises a memory for recording information relating to the operational history of the monitored apparatus. Amongst other information the memory may record periods when power supplied to an actuator of the apparatus exceeds a pre-defined threshold, and the number of operations performed by the apparatus. When the number of operations reaches a pre-determined amount the system can inhibit operation of the device.04-23-2009
20110169643HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM - An electronic hand hygiene compliance system and award indicator that provides realtime reporting of the percent number of hand hygiene events against a programmed target number of hand hygiene events for a given functional area over a given period of time, yeilding hand hygiene compliance. The system keeps up to date compliance for an established group interval until the data is written over by compliance data for the same group interval the following day. In addition, a random hand hygiene event can be identified for a given functional area during a given period of time to trigger an alarm for encouraging hand hygiene activity for a given dispenser or group of dispensers.07-14-2011
20110205064ANALYTE TESTING METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH HIGH AND LOW BLOOD GLUCOSE TRENDS NOTIFICATION - Described herein are systems and methods to utilize factual information based on stored blood glucose data to allow greater insight into the management of diabetes of a user.08-25-2011
20110205068COMMUNICATING IN-CASINO EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS - A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining emergency information that indicates a potential threat to the well being of one or more individuals (e.g., patrons, staff, etc.) within a casino. The operations can also include determining and presenting emergency content, on wagering game machines within the casino, which notifies the one or more individuals of the threat. The operations can also include determining individual specific emergency information that relates specifically to the one or more individuals, and providing the individual specific emergency information to the one or more individuals.08-25-2011
20110205065ANALYTE TESTING METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH SAFETY WARNING FOR INSULIN DOSING - Methods and systems to provide for safeguards in the insulin dosing calculation as part of the diabetes management. The system or method provides a warning if the person with diabetes is calculating a dosing regimen outside of a preselected time period in which certain dosing parameters are customized to the preselected time period.08-25-2011
20110205061PATIENT ROOM AND BED MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A patient room and bed management apparatus and system detects changes in a patient's status and updates the status of a room of a healthcare facility associated with the patient. The system may receive the patient status information from a remote system, such as a health information system used by a healthcare facility. The patient room and bed management system may determine one or more actions to be performed by a bed in the patient's room. The system may determine one or more actions to be performed by a caregiver or other staff person of the healthcare facility. The actions to be performed by the bed or staff person may be triggered by a change in status of the patient, the patient's bed, or the patient's room. The actions to be performed may be electronically communicated to the bed, to one or more remote displays, and/or to communication devices associated with staff persons of the healthcare facility.08-25-2011
20110205063PULSE WIDTH CODING WITH ADJUSTABLE NUMBER OF IDENTIFIER PULSES BASED ON CHANGE IN HEART RATE - 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. The pulses are transmitted in successive cycles, where the number of the longer duration pulses is set adaptively in each cycle based on a detected rate, or rate of change, of respective instances of the bodily action. A receiver unit processes the signal to determine a rate of the bodily action and provide a corresponding output. 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
20100026499REAL TIME COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM (RTCMS) FOR IN HOME MEDICAL REAL TIME COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM (RTCMS) FOR IN HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - A compliance monitoring method and system provides more reliable compliance with the proper operation of in-home medical equipment such as a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) device. The system monitors the in-home medical equipment and when the system detects an alarm signal from the in-home medical equipment indicative of an anomalous operating condition the system will transmits an alarm signal to a responsible care giver.02-04-2010
20110199214MEDICAL PERSONNEL ALERT RULES BASED ON GROUPING - A method, a system, and a computer-readable medium are provided for generating an alert based on a physiological characteristic of a patient. A user interface window is configured to allow a user to define a first alert value, an indicator of a physiological characteristic of a patient associated with the first alert value, and an application type indicator for the alert rule indicating a group for which to apply the alert rule. A value and a characteristic indicator of the physiological characteristic of the patient are received. A group indicator associated with the patient is received. The received first alert value is identified by comparing the received characteristic indicator to the indicator. The received value is compared to the identified first alert value, and the received group indicator is compared to the application type indicator. An alert is generated based on the comparison.08-18-2011
20120293331Display Device Having Watch-Time Reminding Function To Prevent Nearsightedness - A display device having a watch-time reminding function includes an input unit, a display unit, a sound output unit and a control unit. A user can use the input unit to set a health watch time or turn on or off the watch-time reminding function. After the watch-time reminding function is turned on, the control unit counts a current watch time and compares the current watch time with the health watch time. When the current watch time reaches the health watch time, the control unit judges that the user spends too much time watching the display device. Accordingly, the control unit controls the display unit to display a reminding image and controls the sound output unit to output a reminding sound so as to remind the user to take a rest or do eye exercise to prevent nearsightedness.11-22-2012
20120268276ANALYSIS SYSTEM, ANALYSIS METHOD AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM - An analysis system includes: a creatinine information acquiring section to input creatinine measurement data that indicate a measurement quantity of creatinine in a urine sample; a material ingredient information acquiring section to input material ingredient data that indicate a measured quantity of a material ingredient in the urine sample; and a correcting section to correct the measured quantity of the material ingredient indicated as the material ingredient data, by use of the measured quantity of creatinine indicated as the creatinine measurement data.10-25-2012
20110199216FALL DETECTION SYSTEM - There is provided a fall detection system, comprising one or more sensors for monitoring the movement of a user of the fall detection system and for generating corresponding signals; means for determining a threshold from one or more measurements of the physical condition of the user; a processor for analysing the signals to identify a fall by the user; analysing the signals to identify a period of inactivity of the user following the fall; and comparing the length of the period of inactivity of the user with the threshold to determine the severity of the fall.08-18-2011
20110205060Child safety seat system - A portable child safety seat system has three lightweight, easily transferable modular components. The system utilizes one or more pressure sensor switches configured to be placed under the cushion of a vehicle's infant seat or cushions of multiple infant seats to detect the presence of a child in that seat. Electrical lines connect the pressure sensor switch to an interface unit which contains a back-up electrical power source, i.e. a rechargeable battery. The interface unit is in turn connected by electrical lines to a controller component which has a plug section for receiving electricity and a display section to indicate the presence of the child in the infant seat. When a child is in the infant seat and the vehicle's engine is running, the pressure sensing switch is closed and electricity is directed to light the display section of the controller. When the engine is not running, electricity is directed from the back-up battery to light the display section. An optional voltage sensing circuit is provided for use with certain types of vehicles.08-25-2011
20100102970SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AN ACCIDENT - A system integrated in a helmet or another headgear, for the registration of direct violence against the head/body that a wearer of the helmet is subjected to in connection with an accident, comprising at least one sensor (04-29-2010
20100060461Psychophysiological Touch Screen Stress Analyzer - The Psychophysiological Touch Screen Stress Analyzer is capable of capturing information on how a person emotionally reacts to a series of verbal, visual, or written stimulus when the person touches the touch screen computer monitor in response to the stimulus.03-11-2010
20080238691SYSTEM, METHOD, AND KIT FOR MONITORING AN INDIVIDUAL REMOTELY - In embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for remotely monitoring an individual may include providing a sensor integrated in a monitoring object at a first location where the monitoring object may be configured as a household item. The sensor may be associated with an environment of an individual at the first location and a network. The sensor data may be processed to obtain monitoring information for the activity of the individual in the environment and the monitoring information may be transmitted over the network from the first location to a receiving object at a second location.10-02-2008
20100201524INFANT MONITOR - A method and device (08-12-2010
20100201523DEVICE FOR DETECTING NEWBORN DISPLACEMENT - A device for detecting newborn displacement comprising: a clamp (08-12-2010
20090051543SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VISUAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CUES IN A MATCHING SYSTEM - A system and method for displaying a match alert. First and second user monitors are configured to communicate with an interrogator to establish the presence of the user monitors in a defined space. An information server is configured to determine whether profiles of the first and the second user profiles match according to matching criteria. If the first and the second user profiles match, matching alert signals comprising matching attributes are sent to first and second match indicators. The first match indicator is visible to the user of the second user monitor so as to be informative to the user of the second user monitor of the matching of the first and second user profiles according to the matching criteria, and the second match indicator is visible to the user of the first user monitor so as to be informative to the user of the first user monitor of the matching of the first and second user profiles according to the matching criteria.02-26-2009
20080278334SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AID IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WITH A PROBABILITY OF BEING DISTRESSED OR DISTURBED - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. The first inference relates to identifying a potentially violent person or group. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data.11-13-2008
20100013640Apparatus, system and method for sensing to locate persons in a building in the event of a disaster - An apparatus, system and method that assesses the number and location of persons in a building. The invention may include none, one, two or more emitters, at least one sensor that senses reflected radiation indicative of a modification to the emitted radiation from multiple ones of the at least two emitters, and a communicative network, wherein sensing data from the at least one doppler sensor is forwarded to a remote central hub that manipulates the sensing data to an indication of the number and the location of the persons in the building. The sensors of the present invention may be, for example, doppler sensors, or any like sensor that senses biologically caused fluctuations within a monitored environment.01-21-2010
20080258921Footwork Training System and Method - A system and method for evaluating an activity includes an article of clothing provided with a sensor capable of detecting the impact of the article of clothing, such as a shoe, on a surface. A system receives and interprets the pattern of impacts made during the performance of the activity. The system compares these impacts with those of a target routine. Iterations of the same performance may be stored in the system so that ongoing progress may be measured. The system may be used to enhance class teaching, in the home, or for Internet competition. The activity may include dance, yoga, martial arts, or similar activities.10-23-2008
20090322539MONITORING APPARATUS WITH A SENSOR UNIT - A monitoring apparatus includes a process unit, a sensor unit, a transmission unit and an illuminator unit. The sensor unit for detecting moving approaching objects is electrically connected to the process unit to send signals to the process unit. The transmission unit is electrically connected to the process unit for receiving signals from the process unit and adapted to be connected to a backend central control system for transmitting signals from the process unit to the backend central control system. The backend central control system sends a mode signal to the process unit via the transmission unit. The illuminator unit is electrically connected to the process unit and is controlled by orders from the process unit when the process unit determines status based on signals from the sensor unit and the mode signal.12-31-2009
20110205066Ambulatory Medical Device With Alert Controller - An ambulatory medical device is disclosed. The device comprises a device controller, an alert controller, and an indicator. The device controller may be configured to control the operation of the ambulatory medical device. The alert controller may be configured to: determine a first alerting interval, the first alerting interval defining an earliest point in time and a latest point in time for an alert generation due to a first alerting cause; determine in the first alerting interval an alerting point in time based on an alerting criterion; and generate an alert trigger at the alerting point in time. The indicator may be configured to generate an alert upon generation of the alert trigger. The alerting criterion may be used to generate an alert within the alerting interval at a time especially suited and/or convenient for the device user.08-25-2011
20080211677Child safety alarm - A child safety alarm device has a main housing that protectively contains electronics, a battery power source, a digital display clock and an audible alarm. When activated, the alarm generates a loud audible signal that preferably includes a repeating voice message combined with an intermittent shrill noise in the audible range of between 80 to 100 decibels. A flexible band, constructed of materials that resist cutting, extends from the main housing and wraps around a child's wrist or ankle. The audible alarm signal is activated by depressing a panic button on the main housing, concealed below a protective cover, or, alternatively, with the use of a wireless remote control device carried by a parent or guardian. Deactivation of the continuous audible alarm signal requires entry of a predetermined code using entry buttons on the device housing.09-04-2008
20080309500On-Vehicle Position Detection System - An on-vehicle position detection system includes a radiation emitting device for producing at least one beam which is appropriate to be reflected by a human body seated in the vehicle, a sensor device adapted for detecting the reflection of the at least one beam produced by the radiation emitting device and reflected by the human body, and for generating an output signal responsive to a reflection state of the at least one beam. A control device is coupled with the sensor device and is adapted for determining whether the output signal corresponds with a first value indicative of a first position of the human body, or a second value which is different from the first value and indicative of a second position of the human body. The control device is further adapted for switching on, switching off, or changing at least one of the functions of the operation mode of a device to be controlled when the control device determines that the output signal corresponds with the second value.12-18-2008
20080278331ANALYTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS - Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.11-13-2008
20080252464Palatability monitoring system - A palatability monitoring system and method of use including at least one food monitoring station having at least one food container each with a reader and measurement device, a plurality of transponders readable by the reader, each transponder being associated with one of a plurality of animals; and a central station in communication with the at least one food monitoring station; where the at least one food monitoring station transmits event data to the central station to generate palatability information.10-16-2008
20080246617MONITOR APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus, system and method which use a portable sensor to monitor the physical and mental reactions of a person in motion. The physical and mental reactions in motion will be transformed into the related physical and mental characteristic vectors, which are used to build up a personalized physical and mental database. The database executes a self-learning algorithm to output a set of physical and mental weighting factors. After executing the set of physical and mental weighting factors and physical and mental characteristic vectors, an embedded calculator incorporated in the portable sensor gives a warning signal if an abnormal situation is detected.10-09-2008
20080258922Electronic patient treatment query - Processing of an electronic patient treatment query is disclosed. An apparatus includes: an input interface module configured to input patient data maintained in an electronic data system of a health care provider; a processing module configured to create a patient treatment query comprising a plurality of sections queried at predetermined times, to determine for each section a section result based on a patient response to the section, and to determine a total result based on the section results; and an output interface module configured to output the section results and the total result to the patient and the health care provider.10-23-2008
20080278332ANALYTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS - Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.11-13-2008
20080278333ANALYTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS - Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.11-13-2008
20080272918MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING FALLS - A medical device is beneficial to protect a patient in a care facility from a fall by remotely alerting a caregiver of patient's unsafe mobility before the fall using a motion sensor having an alarm. The medical device uses an operating module with a wireless transmitter integrated into the motion sensor for broadcasting the alarm as an alert signal to notify the caregiver of patient's unsafe motion. A wireless receiver with the caregiver receives the alert signal from the wireless transmitter. The alert signal identifies the motion sensor that was activated so the caregiver can respond to prevent the patient from falling.11-06-2008
20110006902CUTANEOUS BODY MOVEMENT SENSING APPARATUS - A body movement sensing apparatus includes a thin, flexible resilient pad with a layer of adhesive on one surface thereof for attaching the pad to a human body. At least one flexible motion sensor such as a Wheatstone bridge in the pad flexes with the pad when there is movement of an area of the body beneath the pad. The sensor is connected to an indicator for providing an audible or visible indication of body movement exceeding a predetermined limit. The sensor can also be a spring metal or other strip which makes a noise when flexed.01-13-2011
20110006901Breathing disorder treatment system and method - The breathing disorder treatment system is a continuous monitoring and an actuated stimulation system for the treatment of breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea. The system includes computer readable memory in communication with a processor, and a threshold blood oxygen saturation (BOS) level is recorded therein. A BOS sensor is provided for continually measuring the blood oxygen saturation level in the patient. The BOS sensor is in communication with the processor, such that the measured BOS level is continually compared with the threshold BOS level. A timer is in to communication with the processor, so that if a series of measured BOS levels are less than or equal to the threshold BOS level, a time of apnea or low BOS occurrence is recorded in the memory, and an alarm is actuated according to a calculated moving average period based upon the times of occurrence.01-13-2011
20100134296Hand hygiene verification/tracking system and method - A system and method for monitoring and tracking the thoroughness of hand washing/cleansing of personnel who must undergo hand hygiene frequently during a day's work schedule including (1) dispensers for dispensing a soap/disinfectant containing a visibly detectable marker agent, (2) photometric means for quantitatively measuring the marker agent present after an individual's hand cleansing procedure and determining whether or not a preset standard of hand hygiene has been met, (3) means for recording the time/date of each hygiene event along with the identity of the involved individual, and (4) collating the data into a coherent report of the hand hygiene frequency and effectiveness undergone by each staff for each day as well as tracking the history of compliance by each individual, department, etc.06-03-2010
20110205067WALKING ASSIST DEVICE - A walking assist device which allays uneasiness felt by a user when a wearable device actively applies torque to a leg. A walking assist device comprises a controller, a headphone and a wearable device attached to left and right legs. The wearable device has a sensor that detects motion of the user's leg and a motor that applies torque to a joint of the user's leg. The controller controls the wearable device such that the joint angle of the user follows a target pattern which represents time-dependent changes of a target joint angle. The controller specifies a change timing at which a time-dependent change of the target joint angle in the target pattern meets a predetermined condition, and informs the user, before the specified change timing, that the change timing is arriving. The uneasiness felt by the user when an actuator actively applies torque to the leg joint is allayed by informing the user of the motion before the actuator performs that motion.08-25-2011
20130120147FALL DETECTION USING SENSOR FUSION - A method and system for fall detection using sensor fusion are disclosed. In a first aspect, the method comprises in response to any of first and second acceleration magnitude thresholds being satisfied, determining whether a height difference before and after impact of a fall satisfies a threshold and whether an angle threshold between an acceleration vector and a calibration vector is satisfied. In a second aspect, the system comprises a processing system and an application coupled to the processing system, wherein the application carries out the steps of the method.05-16-2013
20090160658SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SEMANTICALLY ENHANCED IDENTITY MANAGEMENT - Systems and methods are provided to enhance biometric data available to authorities to identify individuals by linking the available biometric data semantically to data from other sources to improve identity management using a semantic computing server that builds a semantic graph based on the data. Using a semantic graph helps determine the identity and possible intention to deceive of certain individuals.06-25-2009
20110215931METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSESSING HEAD TRAUMA BASED ON CONFORMAL SENSING OF FORCE AND/OR CHANGE IN MOTION OF A PERSON'S HEAD - Sensing a force and/or a change of motion proximate to a person's head via one or more sensing elements (e.g., a pressure sensor, an accelerometer) disposed on a flexible substrate having a sufficient mechanical coupling to the person's head. The conformality of the sensing element facilitates intimate proximity to the surface of the person's head to ensure accurate sensing. A processor receiving one or more signals from the sensing element may provide information relating to possible injury to a body part (e.g., head trauma) resulting from sensed forces and/or changes in motion. Such information may be conveyed by one or more output devices that provide indications of possible degrees of injury/trauma. A conformal sensing apparatus may be integrated with a protective garment or accessory, such as a helmet, wherein the conformality of the sensing apparatus also ensures sufficient comfort for the wearer.09-08-2011
20090160657MONITORING SYSTEM - A method of monitoring monitored locations by means of a monitoring system. The monitoring system comprises a plurality of monitoring modules 06-25-2009
20090160655EYE PROTECTION APPARATUS - An eye protection apparatus includes a sensor adapted for sensing the presence of a person within a predetermined distance range in front of a monitor and outputting a pulse signal, an amplifier unit connected to the sensor for receiving the pulse signal and outputting an amplified signal, a comparator connected to the amplifier unit to receive the amplified signal, a MPU connected to the comparator, and an alarm circuit connected to the MPU. The comparator compares the amplified signal with a predetermined signal, and sends a result to the MPU; the MPU outputs a control signal according to the result to the alarm circuit, and the alarm circuit controls power to the monitor.06-25-2009
20090160656ANALYTE MONITORING SYSTEM ALARMS - Some embodiments disclosed provide a method for determining whether to activate a notification in an analyte monitoring system. The method includes receiving a projection time period, determining a measurement of a concentration of an analyte in a sample of bodily fluid, determining whether the measurement of the concentration of the analyte is within a specified range, and determining whether to activate the notification by evaluating whether the concentration of the analyte is projected to be within the specified range at a future time during the projection time period, if the measurement of the concentration of the analyte is not within the specified range.06-25-2009
20120068848MULTI-SENSOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE - A system and method for monitoring the condition of a human, companion animal, or livestock animal in an extreme environment is disclosed. In particular, a system and method to process at least one environmental measurement and at least one physiological measurement to assess at least one condition of a human, companion animal, or livestock animal in an extreme environment is disclosed.03-22-2012
20120068847SYSTEM, DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING A MEDICAL DEVICE - A system for controlling medical devices, wherein this system can comprise a device having at least one wireless or cellular based communication module. The module can be in the form of a GPRS module associated with a SIM card, or a CDMA module. The SIM card can be adapted such that it contains additional memory for storing a program for controlling the device or the system. Multiple cellular communication modules can also be installed in this system. Additional communication modules such as wireless modules including but not limited to Bluetooth, IRDA, RF, or any other wireless module can also be incorporated into the system. Wired modules can also be used, for example these wired modules can be RS-232 modules, USB, Serial adapters, phone and fax modem.03-22-2012
20090009341Device, method and/or system for monitoring the condition of a subject - A device, method, and/or system for monitoring the condition of a subject includes an input member for generating one or more signals, a processor for receiving one or more signals from the input member and measuring a time elapsed since the last signal, and a monitor for indicating a severe distress, moderate distress, mild distress, or no distress condition for the subject based on the time elapsed.01-08-2009
20090058660BIOSENSORS, COMMUNICATORS, AND CONTROLLERS MONITORING EYE MOVEMENT AND METHODS FOR USING THEM - Biosensor, communicator, and/or controller apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring movement of a person's eye. The apparatus includes a device configured to be worn on a user's head, a light source for directing light towards one or both eyes of the user, one or more image guides on the device for viewing one or both eyes of the user, and one or more cameras carried on the device and coupled to the image guides for acquiring images of the eyes and/or the user's surroundings. The apparatus may include a cable and/or a transmitter for transmitting image data from the camera to a remote location, e.g., to processor and/or display for analyzing and/or displaying the image data. A system including the apparatus may be used to monitor one or more oculometric parameters, e.g., pupillary response, and/or to control a computer using the user's eyes instead of a mouse.03-05-2009
20110221595SENSOR DEVICE - There is provided a mobile communication device. An exemplary mobile communication device comprises an input unit, a display and a processing unit being connected with a subscriber identity module and with an adapter module, wherein the adapter module is in communication with at least one sensor capturing biological and/or medical data of the user of the mobile communication device.09-15-2011
20090243860Method and Apparatus to Facilitate Light Source Flashing - An apparatus (10-01-2009
20090051546Intelligent Routing Of Patients Using Distributed Input Devices - A system and method for intelligently routing patients on-the-fly inside a hospital is contemplated. Patients and resources are tagged to allow a central clearing house to track their location. Using the location information, the central clearing house can then dispatch commands to bring patients to resources, or vice versa. The tags can be any type of real-time location system, including ultrasound or radio frequency identification tags.02-26-2009
20090051542Individualizing a content presentation - Embodiments provide an apparatus, a system, and a method. A method individualizing a presentation of content includes receiving data indicative of a physical orientation of a person relative to a display operable to present the content. The method also includes selecting a display parameter of the presented content in response to the received data indicative of a physical orientation of a person. The method further includes employing the selected display parameter in presenting the content. The method may include generating the data indicative of a physical orientation of a person relative to a display operable to present the content. The method may include receiving information indicative of a change in the physical orientation of the person proximate to the display; and changing the display parameter of the presented content in response to the received information indicative of a change in the physical orientation of the person proximate to the display.02-26-2009
20090072979Baggage management gate - A baggage management gate includes a first reading device and a second reading device, a detecting device, a determining unit, a first opening and closing device and a second opening and closing device. The baggage management gate manages baggage that is restricted to be carried in or out from a predetermined region. And in order away from the region in which the baggage is managed, the first reading device, the second opening and closing device, the detecting device for both the first person and the second person, the first opening and closing device, and the second reading device are arranged in an entrance direction from the passage to the management region in which the baggage is managed.03-19-2009
20110227739Multi-Display Bedside Monitoring System - The present specification discloses systems and methods for patient monitoring using a multitude of display regions, at least two of which have the capability to simultaneously display real time patient waveforms and vital statistics as well as provide display for local and remote software applications. In one example, a primary display shows real time patient waveforms and vital statistics while a customizable secondary display shows trends, cumulative data, laboratory and radiology reports, protocols, and similar clinical information. Additionally, the secondary display can launch local and remote applications such as entertainment software, Internet and email programs, patient education software, and video conferencing applications. The dual display allows caregivers to simultaneously view real time patient vitals and aggregated data or therapy protocols, thereby increasing hospital personnel efficiency and improving treatment, while not compromising the display of critical alarms or other data.09-22-2011
20110227738WEARABLE ELECTRONIC GROUND INTEGRITY MONITOR - A device that can electronically track operator ground connectivity to; a) provide continuous visual and/or auditory indication of connection state, b) optionally provide that the ground connectivity state may be monitored and displayed remotely using RF communications, and c) optionally provide that the operators device can track RFID ‘follower’ tags specifically placed to facilitate work-flow data recording and the correlation of the operators activities with specific work-flow process.09-22-2011
20110227737Physiological Sign Assessment Security Scanner System - A security system for determining if a screened individual is a potential perpetrator of a crime. The following scanning devices are connected to a scanning system control computer: a physiological sign scanning device for measuring the physiological signs of the individual, an iris scanner for scanning the individual's iris, and an identification card scanner for scanning the individual's identification. The scanning system control computer is connected to a master database located on a master computer. A predetermined set of baseline normal values of physiological signs and vital signs for the general population is installed on the master database forming a general population database. Each individual who is scanned has their own personal data file created, in which their individual physiological set of norms, plus their iris scan would be attached and compared for future scans forming an individual database. The scanning system control computer is programmed to receive scan inputs from the physiological sign scanning device, the iris scanner, and the identification card scanner and to forward the inputs to the master computer. The master computer is programmed to compare the scanned inputs to the general population database and the individual database and to assign a grade of either a pass or fail to the scanned inputs. The master computer is further programmed to transmit an alert to the scanning system control computer if the grade is a fail. After receiving an alert an operator in charge of the scanning system control computer can pull the individual aside for further investigation and screening. In a preferred embodiment, a boarding pass scanner for scanning an individual's boarding pass is also connected to the scanning system control computer. Also, in a preferred embodiment, the master database is the database of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the scanning system control computer is connected to the master TSA database via the Internet.09-22-2011
20090140863COMPUTING DEVICE THAT DETECTS HAND PRESENCE IN ORDER TO AUTOMATE THE TRANSITION OF STATES - A computing device is configured to make a determination as to whether a device is being held in a hand. In response to determining that the device is being held, the device transitions itself, or one or more of its hardware or software component, into a particular state of operation.06-04-2009
20110221594Method and apparatus of monitoring and updating security personnel information - A method and apparatus of monitoring security personnel in a building facility is disclosed. One example method may include storing a plurality of information records associated with each of the security personnel in a database. The method may also include compiling, via a processor, a list of the information records that may be in violation of predetermined criteria used to determine whether the security personnel are in compliance with security procedures, and automatically notifying a security supervisor of the building facility of the security personnel that may be in violation of the security procedures. Such measures may reduce security violations and increase compliance with security measures and other safety concerns.09-15-2011
20080284607Communication Apparatus Having Human Body Contact Sensing Function and Method Thereof - Provided is a communication apparatus having a human body contact sensing function and a method thereof. The communication apparatus includes: an electrode that comes in contact with the human body; a contact sensor that is connected to the electrode, and instructs the central processing unit to perform an initial operation if contact with the human body is sensed; and a data processing unit that receives a control signal from the central processing unit so as to select whether to transmit or receive data, and performs a transmitting or receiving operation according to the control signal. Accordingly, in order to reduce power consumption when in a stand-by state before human body contact is made in a communication apparatus using a human body as a communication medium, a human body contact sensor is included so as to minimize power consumption of a micro processing unit and a transmitter/receiver circuit until contact occurs. Therefore, since power consumption is minimized when in a stand-by mode by using a contact sensor having significantly low power consumption, there is an advantage in that a stand-by time of a portable device is extended.11-20-2008
20090128344Systems, Apparatuses And Methods For Monitoring Physical Conditions Of A Bed Occupant - Embodiments of the presently described technology provide apparatuses, systems and methods for monitoring physical conditions of a bed occupant.05-21-2009
20090002179SIGNAL CONVERTING CRADLE FOR MEDICAL CONDITION MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A monitoring apparatus is disclosed which includes a receiver unit for receiving data and outputting a first alert signal based on the received data; and a docking unit comprising a converter unit which converts the first alert signal when the receiver unit is connected to the docking unit.01-01-2009
20090002177Receiving Apparatus - The invention provides a receiving apparatus that can suppress data loss when an antenna is detached. When a non-connection of an antenna is detected (step S01-01-2009
20110227740PERSONNEL LOCATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCLOSED FACILITIES - A wireless time-of-flight distance measurement device a motion detector is used at each of a plurality of stations in a wireless network in an enclosed facility to accurately locate a badge-wearing person near the station. The location, badge number and time of detection are transmitted through the network and stored in a computer memory. In a healthcare facility, hand washing detectors are located at some of the stations and caused to energize a hand wash status indicator light on the badge when the wearer has washed his or her hands. The light remains “on” for only a certain length of time, but will be extinguished sooner by a monitor device near each patient when the healthcare worker leaves the vicinity of the patient. These events also are transmitted and stored so that a timed record of each worker's hand washing and visits to patients is created.09-22-2011
20090256709CENTRALIZED PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM WITH DIRECTED AUDIO ALERTING - A centralized patient monitoring system configured to enable each of a plurality of technicians to generally simultaneously monitor multiple patients is disclosed herein. The centralized patient monitoring system includes a computer adapted to receive patient data from the monitored patients, and a display configured to visually convey the patient data. The centralized patient monitoring system also includes a directional speaker configured to selectively generate a localized alarm in order to audibly alert one of the technicians when a monitored patient requires attention in a manner that is generally imperceptible to the other technicians.10-15-2009
20090256710SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE COGNITIVE ABILITY OF A PERSON - A system and method for monitoring the health of a remotely located person is disclosed herein. The system includes at least one electronic device. The electronic device includes a first sensor a processor and a transmitter. The system also includes a remote monitoring station that receives data from at least one electronic device and produces an evaluation of the person's health.10-15-2009
20100188230Dynamic reminder system, method and apparatus for individuals suffering from diminishing cognitive skills - A computer implemented method for automatically delivering a series of dynamic alerts to a user and for automatically reconfiguring the user interface to compensate for changes in perceived diminished cognitive ability of the user, said method being implemented using a computer application running on a computing device having a user interface, said method comprising the steps of: a) delivering a series of alerts to the user on the computing device at predetermined intervals until receipt of the most recent alert is acknowledged by the user by complying with at least one of a plurality of action requests displayed on the user interface of the computing device; b) automatically modifying the intensity level and/or number of sensory means of at least one alert in said series of alerts; and c) in the event that a predetermined number of alerts go unacknowledged by the user, modifying the number and/or character of said plurality of action requests to better accommodate the user's cognitive ability. In another embodiment the subject invention is described in terms of an article of manufacture embodied in a machine storage medium including data that, when accessed by a machine, cause the machine to carry out the above steps.07-29-2010
20100259394Mobile communication terminal equipped with temperature compensation function for use in bio-information measurement - Disclosed is a mobile communication terminal equipped with temperature compensation function for use in bio-information measurement, including a biosensor insertion in which a biosensor directly detecting bio-information of a subject is inserted, a temperature measurement unit measuring temperatures, and a controller analyzing the bio-information inputted from the biosensor based on stored analysis data and correcting the bio-information using the temperature measured by the temperature measurement unit, in which the temperature measurement unit measures temperature of a target object without contacting the target object directly.10-14-2010
20100259395PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and associated method include a patient monitoring system configured to obtain patient data from a plurality of monitored patients, an alarm, and a processor. The processor is coupled with the patient monitoring system and the alarm. The processor is configured to generate a custom alarm trigger for each of the monitored patients, and to selectively actuate the alarm based on an analysis of the custom alarm triggers and the patient data.10-14-2010
20100182152POSITION DETECTION ARRANGEMENT AND OPERATING METHOD FOR A POSITION DETECTION ARRANGEMENT - A method is provided for operating a position detection arrangement. An optical unit is also provided for a position detection arrangement. A position detection arrangement is also provided for a head position of a driver. An optical unit includes at least one light source providing backlight directed to the driver and a mask device for blocking the light of the at least one light source when being arranged in an optical path between the at least one light source and the driver's head position. A manipulator device is provided for accomplishing a relative movement between the at least one light source and a blocking member of the mask device. A computing unit is coupled to the optical unit for capturing a distance between at least one of (a) two or more dedicated light-source positions, and (b) two or more dedicated blocking member positions, and/or for calculating a position of the driver's head based on an angle between the positions and the driver's head position.07-22-2010
20100188228System and Method for Monitoring Hygiene Standards Compliance - This invention relates to a system and method of monitoring hygiene standards compliance in a medical facility in which there is provided a surveillance network having a monitoring unit 07-29-2010
20100188231SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC SENSOR POSITION RECOGNITION - The present invention relates to an automatic sensor position recognition system comprising: a position recognition unit (07-29-2010
20100013642Systems And Methods For Evaluating A Physiological Condition - A method and system are provided for evaluating in patient monitoring whether a signal is sensed optimally by receiving a signal, transforming the signal using a wavelet transform, generating a scalogram based at least in part on the transformed signal, identifying a pulse band in the scalogram, identifying a characteristic of the pulse band, determining, based on the characteristic of the pulse band, whether the signal is sensed optimally; and triggering an event. The characteristics of the pulse band and scalogram may be used to provide an indication of monitoring conditions.01-21-2010
20100176953Orientation System And Method - An orientation system for a visually impaired user which includes a base station and a handset; said base station is attached close to an item that the user wishes to orientate themselves to; the base station is configured to emit a beam which is unable to penetrate solid objects and which has a centreline; the handset is configured to detect the beam and generate an output which the user can use to determine the edges of the beam and thus orientate approximately with the centreline.07-15-2010
20100225486DEVICE FOR COUNTING AND DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF PASSAGE OF LIVING BEINGS - A device for counting and determining the direction of passage of living beings. A first cell delivers an electrical signal representing the passage of a living being. A second pyroelectric cell delivers a second electrical signal. A processing unit analyzes the signals and determines the number of living beings moving past and their direction of movement.09-09-2010
20100207767Portable hand wash monitoring system and method - An identification badge worn by an individual is sensed when that individual enters a lavatory area. The individual is also provided with an indicator device which is worn on or about the hands. Inside or in proximity to the lavatory, there is also provided a hand cleaning area, within which is a portable monitoring dispenser, which includes a pair of indicator readers that detect the presence of the indicator device and cause soap to be dispensed on the individual's hands, then provides an appropriate indication to a computer system. Should the badge sensor sense the individual's departure from the lavatory area without an appropriate indication being generated by the indicator readers, a warning signal is generated, which is sent to the computer system and to an appropriate officer, who can then address the individual.08-19-2010
20100225487REMINDER DEVICE FOR ELICITING BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE IN A VEHICLE - A reminder device for alerting or triggering the memory of a vehicular occupant includes one or more visual, auditory and tactile indicators which the occupant associates with the presence of a person, pet, plant or inanimate object located in the vehicle.09-09-2010
20120194341ACCELEROMETER FEEDBACK CONTROL LOOP FOR PATIENT ALERT - A system and associated method for alerting a patient of a condition detected by an implanted medical device by delivering an alert signal to cause a motion within the patient's body in response to detecting the condition. An accelerometer signal is measured during the alert signal delivery. Accelerometer signal measurements are compared to a threshold. A parameter controlling the alert signal is adjusted to maintain the accelerometer signal within a range of the threshold.08-02-2012
20120194342Method and System for the Acquisition, Transmission and assessment of Remote Sensor Data for Trend Analysis, Prediction and Remediation - A method to analyze the spread of viral or bacterial infections in a population using remote thermal sensor data is disclosed. The method includes determining a body temperature of passengers traveling through a public transportation facility using a remote thermal sensor, storing the body temperatures of the passengers in a database, assigning at least one geographic characteristic to the stored body temperatures in the database, and comparing the body temperatures to a known normal body temperature of humans. In addition, the method includes generating an alert when the body temperatures of the passengers are above the normal body temperature to indicate an illness. The at least one geographic characteristic may be an origination location, destination location, or any combination thereof. The method also includes accessing flight information stored on a remote server, and correlating the flight information to the passengers.08-02-2012
20110057799HAND WASHING MONITORING SYSTEM - A hand cleansing monitoring system that electronically monitors and communicates hand washing frequency and procedures to management through a computer based system.03-10-2011
20110057798Personalization of Event Participation in Mobile Neighborhoods - Embodiments described herein are directed to personalizing event participation of a visitor at an event. Embodiments include communication nodes that form defined wireless areas. A first one of the communication nodes determines when the visitor enters a first defined wireless area in response to detecting an identifier associated with the personal portable wireless device associated with the visitor, records user activities of the visitor within the first one of defined wireless areas, and determines an interest of the visitor in response to the user activities in the first defined wireless area, where the interest is used to customize the event for the visitor.03-10-2011
20100253525SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HUMAN PERFORMANCE AUGMENTATION - Systems and methods for human performance augmentation. A method for human performance augmentation includes collecting sensory data using at least one sensor on a user. When sensory data is collected, a processor processes the collected data into actionable situational intelligence. Once processed, the user is alerted through a tactile interface in communication with the processor. The tactile interface provides multimodal stimulation to the user. An example system for human performance augmentation includes at least one microsensor configured to collect sensory data, the microsensor having a processor. The system further includes a tactile interface in communication with at least one microsensor, such that when altered the tactile interface provides multimodal stimulation to the user.10-07-2010
20100123588Method and Apparatus for Generating Mood-Based Haptic Feedback - A method and apparatus of generating mood-based haptic feedback are disclosed. A haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. The sensing device, in one embodiment, is configured to detect user's modalities in accordance with mood information collected by one or more sensors and capable of issuing a sensing signal in response to the user's modalities. The digital processing unit is capable of identifying a user's condition in accordance with the sensing signal and providing a haptic signal in response to the user's condition. The user's condition, in one aspect, indicates user's mood and/or user's psychological conditions. The haptic generator generates haptic feedback in accordance with the haptic signal.05-20-2010
20080309499Interaction analyzer - A method of analyzing participant activity includes providing an identification unit to a participant, receiving signals from the identification unit, determining location of the participant based on the received signals, storing the location information and the associated timestamp and analyzing the stored information.12-18-2008
20100090837Methods and systems for sterilization - The present disclosure relates to sterilization methods and systems that may be used within numerous contexts, such as health-care and manufacturing facilities.04-15-2010
20090289799MEDICAL MONITORING METHOD AND SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method and system (11-26-2009
20130127621Methods and Systems for Determining Whether to Trigger an Alarm - According to embodiment, systems and methods for processing a physiological measurement and generating alarms based on the measurement are provided. Multiple features of a single physiological measurement may be concurrently monitored to generate alarms. One or more of the features may be based on a trend of the physiological measurement. One or more of the features may be based on a wavelet transform of the physiological measurement. Different features may be used in different combinations to lower the percentage of false alarms while still recognizing valid alarm events.05-23-2013
20090243861BABY CORD - The present invention, in one embodiment, is a belt like device comprised of two sections connected together with magnets. The free ends of the two sections can be equipped with clips for securing each section to either child or caregiver. When the caregiver gets out of the vehicle the magnets and their respective sections separate, and a tune, tone, song, or some other audible signal is played through a speaker on the device. The audible signal could be activated by the use of a magnetic sensor or magnetic switch. The audible signal would alert and remind the caregiver that a child is still in the vehicle.10-01-2009
20090146822Telemedicine Application for Remote Monitoring, Viewing and Updating of Patient Records - Systems and methods of providing telemedicine services are provided. A system can include a medical device that obtains diagnostic information, a gateway device coupled to the medical device, an application server coupled to the gateway device via wired and wireless networks, a database coupled to the application server, the database storing the diagnostic information, and an analyzing device coupled to the database, the analyzing device analyzes records in the database to identify diagnostic information that exceeds predefined thresholds.06-11-2009
20090115618Method of Generating Graphical Data and Electronic Device - There is provided an electronic device, comprising: a receiving unit configured to receive location data generated by a navigation unit of a positioning system, and to receive performance data from a measuring unit, wherein performance parameters of the performance data are associated to corresponding route points included in the received location data; and a graphic generator configured to generate graphical data associated to the received location data. The graphic generator is further configured to generate graphical data associated to the performance parameters; and to adjust the spatial dimension of the generated graphical data associated to the performance parameters in proportion to the corresponding route points of the received location data on the basis of the values of the performance parameters.05-07-2009
20110032105GPS Features and Functionality in an Athletic Watch System - Athletic performance monitoring systems include GPS data to enhance various features of the workout as well as the post-workout data analysis. Such features include using output from multiple sensors to determine the most accurate data available for providing distance measurements for individual segments of a route. The most accurate data for each route segment, from whatever source, then is used to provide the overall route distance and as the basis for making other calculations, such as pace, calorie burn, etc. Another feature relates to the ability to both input and output geographically tagged messages while moving along a route during an athletic performance.02-10-2011
20110032106WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK CONTEXT DATA DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system has a sensing device for detecting a signal and logic configured to discover the sensing device at a location on a user's body, the logic further configured to monitor the signal for an event and upon receiving information indicating an event has occurred the logic is further configured to transmit event data indicative of the event to a controller via a network.02-10-2011
20110032103MOTION DETECTION SYSTEM - A motion detection system for detecting movement and/or breathing from a subject, e.g., for preventing SIDS, can incorporate a sensor in communication with a fluid-filled chamber while optionally combining audio and/or video monitoring systems. The sensor module may have a housing which can be attached, e.g., to an article of clothing worn by the subject. The sensor may be entirely enclosed within the housing which may also be filled with a vibrationally transmissive medium which transmits movements from the subject such that these signals impinge upon the sensor which captures these signals (or the absence of these signals) for processing and possibly alerting a parent or caretaker.02-10-2011
20110032104MEDICINE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PATIENT'S MEDICATION PERIOD THROUGH MESSAGE TRANSMISSION - A medicine management apparatus comprises a medicine storage casing for storing medicines, a display unit for displaying medication times for the medicines and temperature and humidity within the medicine storage casing, an audio unit for informing the medication times on a periodic basis, a timer for setting the medication times on a periodic basis and outputting the medication times through the audio unit or the display unit, a message transmission module for transmitting a message to an administrator over a wireless communication network when there is no open signal detected when doors provided in the medicine storage casing are opened using the open signal as a medication signal, and a control unit for performing an overall control operation.02-10-2011
20110032102SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTRICTING AUDIO TRANSMISSION BASED ON DRIVER STATUS - In at least one embodiment, a method and a apparatus for restricting audio transmission in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a control module. The control module is configured to receive an audio feed signal including audio content and a content advisory indicator and compare the content advisory indicator to predetermined criteria. The control module is further configured to restrict transmission of the audio data based on the comparison of the content advisory indicator to the predetermined criteria.02-10-2011
20090109036System and Method for Alternative Communication - A system for alternative communication between at least one passenger onboard a mobile platform (such as a train, marine vessel, aircraft or automobile) and at least one system onboard the mobile platform is provided. The system includes a camera that acquires an image of the at least one passenger, and a camera control module that generates gesture data that includes at least one gesture recognized in the acquired image of the at least one passenger. The system also includes an activation control module that determines a function for the at least one system onboard the mobile platform to perform based on the gesture data. The function is selected from the group comprising: activation of a light, notification of a crew member of the mobile platform, activation of a ventilation fan, activation of a window shade, activation of an entertainment system and combinations thereof.04-30-2009
20100295685System and Method for Automatic Quality Control of Clinical Diagnostic Processes - A system and method to automatically implement quality control of a clinical diagnostic process are disclosed. Upon generation of an internal error flag, a confirmation rule automatically checks a questionable patient statistic alert by testing a quality control specimen, applying event-related quality control rules to the results of that test, and provides an alert to the operator only upon a confirmed patient signal. The automatic quality control process thus eliminates the uncertainty of operator reaction to an alert signal and implements the quality control run automatically, without operator intervention.11-25-2010
20100295686USABILITY FEATURES FOR INTEGRATED INSULIN DELIVERY SYSTEM - Various systems and methods for improving the usability of continuous glucose monitors and drug delivery pumps are described.11-25-2010
20100308999SECURITY AND MONITORING APPARATUS - An apparatus for enabling a user to control a machine, perform a procedure, interface with a predetermined object and monitor conditions. The apparatus includes a device which is fastened to at least one of the ear and the portion of skin adjacent the ear of the user. The device includes a sensing mechanism engageable with at least one of a human ear and a portion of skin adjacent the ear for at least one of identifying characteristics of a user and detecting removal of the sensing mechanism from the user. A control assembly is provided with a first portion mounted within the device and with the second portion mounted in a remote location. A transmitting mechanism is connected to the sensing mechanism for sending at least one signal to the predetermined object at least one of periodically, sporadically and continuously containing data gathered by the sensing mechanism.12-09-2010
20100134300Safety-determination information generating apparatus and safety confirmation system - A safety-determination information generating apparatus detects that a toilet equipment used for excretion, which is a regular behavior in the daily life of a monitoring subject, is used. Once the flushing operation unit is touched by the monitoring subject who flushes the toilet after relieving himself/herself, the safety-determination information generating apparatus detects, using the contact sensor, the touching as the use of the equipment, and sends as the safety-determination information the equipment-use information representing that the toilet is used to a remote monitoring apparatus. The remote monitoring apparatus receives the safety-determination information sent by the safety-determination information generating apparatus and displays on the display that the monitoring subject has used the equipment on the basis of the safety-determination information.06-03-2010
20100134297ACTIVITY MONITORING EYEWEAR - Disclosed is an activity monitoring eyewear for a swimmer. The activity monitoring eyewear includes a frame having a pair of hollow rim portions, an attachment member operatively coupled to the frame, and an at least one monitoring system configured on the attachment member. Each of the pair of hollow rim portions is configured to receive an image display lens. The attachment member is adapted to secure the frame on a head of the swimmer in a manner such that the image display lens is positioned in proximity to eyes of the swimmer. Further, the at least one monitoring system is operatively coupled to the image display lens and is capable of sensing the activity of the swimmer and relaying the information associated with the activity on the image display lens for display.06-03-2010
20100194573Weight Control Device - The present invention relates to a device that can be used in individual weight control protocols that is capable of detecting in real time information with regard to number of bites taken, time between bites, and so forth. The weight control device can detect bites through motion detection via a sensor worn on the wrist or hand of a user. The device can include notification capabilities that can alert a user as to excessive eating speed, excessive amounts of food intake, and the like so as to provide immediate feedback for purposes of weight control.08-05-2010
20110001622METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING A PASSIVE SENSOR ARRAY WITH A MATTRESS FOR PATIENT MONITORING - A system is provided for integrating a passive sensor or sensor array into a patient's mattress to support continuous passive monitoring of a patients' physiological conditions in a hospital setting. The sensor or sensor array may be incorporated into the mattress by fixing it to a coverlet that surrounds the mattress, or by embedding it within the mattress core. Alternatively, the sensor or sensor array may be fixed to an underlayer positioned between the mattress core and the coverlet.01-06-2011
20110109459INTERFERENCE DETECTOR FOR PATIENT MONITOR - A system is disclosed for detecting and calculating the level of ambient and/or environmental noise, such as electromagnetic interference generated by electric power lines, ambient lights, light dimmers, television or computer displays, power supplies or transformers, and medical equipment. In some embodiments, the system performs frequency analysis on the interference signal detected by light photodetectors and determines the power of the interference signal concentrated in the analyzed frequency bands. The worst-case interference level can be determined by selecting the maximum from the computed power values. In some embodiments, the determined interference signal power can be compared with the noise tolerance of a patient monitoring system configured to reliably and non-invasively detect physiological parameters of a user. The results of the comparison can be presented to the user audio-visually. In some embodiments, the system can be used to perform spot check measurements of electromagnetic interference.05-12-2011
20110043366BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MONITORING SYSTEM - A biological information monitoring system includes: an alarm generator which generates an alarm signal indicative of an abnormality of biological information of a patient, or an abnormality of a unit related to monitoring of biological information of a patient, or an abnormality due to an operation of a unit related to monitoring of biological information of a patient; a first output generator which performs a first output based on the alarm signal; a detector which detects information related to the first output; a second output generator which performs a second output being independent from the first output; and a warning controller which controls the second output generator to perform the second output based on the detected information related to the first output.02-24-2011
20090066520Transmitting and receiving apparatus according to transcutaneous discrete stimulation of nerve at a plurality of regions and dedicated transmitter for communication - [Problem to be Solved]03-12-2009
20110018717ANIMAL EMOTION DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - An animal emotion display system 01-27-2011
20110018719System And Method For Rideshare Security - A system and method for rideshare security is provided. A rideshare participant device is made available to at least one rideshare participant during a rideshare. A security check is triggered while the rideshare is in progress. An action is performed based on the security check. Security information regarding the rideshare participant device is gathered and analyzed for inconsistencies. A security response provider is contacted when the inconsistency is identified.01-27-2011
20110018718Interactive Packaging for Development of Personal Hygiene Habits - The disclosure is directed to an interactive packaging system for monitoring the usage of personal hygiene products, personal hygiene product packages, and restroom facilities. The interactive packaging system may include a plurality of usage monitoring devices each configured to detect physical stimulus associated with the usage of the product, package or facility with which the usage monitoring device is associate, and to transmit usage messages containing information relating to the detected physical stimulus. The interactive packaging system may further include a base station configured to receive the usage messages transmitted by the plurality of usage monitoring devices and to generate sensory perceptible outputs corresponding to the information contained in the usage messages. Either the usage monitoring devices or the base station may be configured to determine whether the products, packages or facilities are used appropriately based on the detected physical stimulus.01-27-2011
20110109458Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Measuring Device - The invention relates to methods and devices related to improvements in the use of a medical breathing tube. In some embodiments, the invention reduces injuries, diseases and death associated with the use of said breathing tube. In preferred embodiments, said breathing tube reduces the risk of inadequate inflation in the lungs.05-12-2011
20110025509Automated Hand Cleaning Reminder System for an Entranceway - The present invention relates to an improved an automated hand cleaning reminder system having a disinfectant dispenser mounted proximate to an entranceway. When approaching the entranceway the visitor must first utilize a disinfectant dispenser to gain unalarmed entry or exit through the entranceway. When the disinfectant dispenser is utilized the disinfectant dispenser transmits a signal to a processor which then deactivates temporarily a motion/presence detector scanning an area immediately adjacent or close to the entranceway, and thus permits entry or exit for the visitor. At the same time, processor activates a light emitter to provide a visual indication to the visitor that passage is permitted, and, simultaneously also activates the access allowed audio tone to be played through a message conveying apparatus. If the dispenser has not been utilized, the proximity detector will remain armed and the processor then issues an access denied audio tone to be played through the message conveying apparatus, and, simultaneously also activates a flashing light emitter to provide a visual indication to the visitor that passage is not permitted.02-03-2011
20110043365LIGHT-WEIGHT TRACK RECORDER OF A MOVING ANIMAL - A light-weighted track recorder comprises a track body and track body further comprises a printed circuit antenna set, a processor, a memory, a battery and a substrate, wherein the processor is electrically connected to the printed circuit antenna set, and the processor activates the printed circuit antenna set to receive the satellite signals in accordance with a predetermined time limit, in which the received satellite signals are used by the processor to determine a coordinate point of the moving animal, and the determined coordinate point is then saved in the memory of the track recorder to determine a track record of the moving animal. The printed circuit antenna set and the battery are designed in such to reduce the total weight and size of the substrate of the track recorder.02-24-2011
20110115634BEHAVIOR MONITORING SYSTEM AND BEHAVIOR MONITORING METHOD - A storage element stores identification information identifying to-be-monitored objects (TBMO) and prohibited behavior conditions indicating behaviors respectively prohibited to the TBMO in an area. Entry monitoring elements monitor as specific TBMO, TBMO which enter the area, and judge whether or not specific identification information identifying the specific to TBMO exists in the identification information stored in the storage element. When identification information coincident with the specific identification information exists in the identification information, behavior monitoring element monitor based on the specific identification information, the specific TBMO which behave in the area, and generate behavior information indicating behaviors of the specific TBMO. Behavior judging element select specific prohibited behavior conditions corresponding to the specific identification information from the plurality of prohibited behavior conditions stored in the storage element, and produce an alarm when behaviors indicated by the specific prohibited behavior conditions coincide with behaviors indicated by the behavior information.05-19-2011
20110241884Asset protection keychain - This is an invention that seeks to help preserve consumers largest assets in a unique but wholly relevant manner. For most consumers their houses and cars are their most expensive and largest assets, (but the invention holds it's relevance with all assets that use keys), as it so happens both of these assets have a very important connection to keys. At the point that a person reaches for his keys this is also the point where he leaves or enters his most important asset this is the time where great danger can happen to his assets. Some common dangers as it relates to homes are fire hazards; windows open; doors open, water left running as it relates to cars; some important safety and protection checks may include; daily tire check, oil checks brake fluid checks this invention fits on the end of an item that connects the items keys to the invention. And holds them together to be used at the same time. It allows the user to take note of the particular time in question, then he can use the information on the invention to become aware; at the most important and relevant time; that he needs to make important asset protection checks. At that relevant; time he can use the information provided by the invention to check off that he has performed the asset protection checks that he may be most concerned about.10-06-2011
20100164730APPARATUS FOR SENSING IMPACT OF A BODY ON A TRIP LOCATED ON A SUPPORT - An apparatus for sensing impact of a body on a strip located on a support, characterised by comprising: a strip (07-01-2010
20100164729Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of an individual's compliance with an artificial sensory experience and presenting an indication of an inhalation device-dispensed bioactive agent at least partially based on the indication of the individual's compliance with the artificial sensory experience.07-01-2010
20110128151Attention Assistance Device and Method - An attention assistance device for providing attention assistance including various features that help maintain a user's focus on a given task. The attention assistance device may include an activity sensor that generates an activity output in response to detection of a user generated activity. The attention assistance device may also have a timer that increments a counter at regular time intervals, resets the counter in response to the activity output, and generates a timer output when the counter reaches a threshold. Further, the attention assistance device may include a stimulation unit that alerts a user in response to the timer output.06-02-2011
20090261978Apparatus and Method of Ubiquitous Context-Aware Agent Based On Sensor Networks - An apparatus and method for context awareness by detecting intentions of a user in the ubiquitous environment using context information which is created by analyzing real world data collected from sensors are provided. The apparatus is configured of a sensor platform, a context-aware agent and a service provider. The sensor platform collects data of real world and transmits the collected data to the context-aware agent. The context-aware agent integrates the data of real world from the sensor platform, and stores and manages context information according to the integrated data. The service provider automatically controls objects to perform necessary operations to provide a predetermined intelligent services according to the context information received from the context-aware agent.10-22-2009
20110080291Security System and Electronic Photo Frame - This security system includes an activity detection portion detecting an activity of a monitored person in a house, a first communication portion acquiring a detection result (information about the activity) and an abnormality determination portion determining whether or not an abnormality is happening to the monitored person on the basis of the detection result and an activity history of the monitored person in the house and determining the extent of the abnormality of the monitored person.04-07-2011
20110080289OUTPUT DEVICE DETECTION - A device may include a sensor configured to detect when a user is wearing or holding the device. The device may also include a display and a communication interface. The communication interface may be configured to forward an indication to a media playing device when the user is wearing or holding the device and receive content from the media playing device, where the content is received in response to the indication that the user is wearing or holding the device. The communication interface may also output the content to the display.04-07-2011
20090219159METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC PERSONAL TRAINER - A method and system to implement an electronic personal training is provided. According to an example embodiment, personal goals for fitness and health-related activities may be recorded, tracked, and provided, using personal electronic devices. The personal electronic devices may receive and store input from objects (e.g., exercise equipments or food items) in an environment (e.g., a fitness center or a supermarket) and output relevant personal information about the activity currently being input (e.g. on a digital screen, pre-stored version of a human voice, etc.). The portable electronic devices may periodically communicate data with a system located on a communications network, where the fitness data may be processed to provide individual and group reports (e.g. email sent to person, membership trends to gyms, account history available online). A user may set or modify his or her goals by accessing the system via the portable electronic device or a user computer.09-03-2009
20100176952SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF BODY MOTION - An approach for determining motions of a body using distributed sensors is disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus can include: a plurality of sensors coupled to a body, where each sensor is positioned at about a designated location on the body, and where each sensor is configured to acquire motion data related to movement of the designated location on the body and at which the sensor is positioned, and to reduce the motion data into compressed and transmittable motion data; and a base station configured to receive the compressed motion data via wireless communication from at least one of the plurality of sensors, the base station being further configured to remove outlier information from the received motion data, and to match the received motion data to a predetermined action, where the predetermined action indicates a movement of the body.07-15-2010
20090212955Systems and Methods for Indicating the Presence of a Child in a Vehicle - Systems and methods which provide for an alarm or notification that a child is in a car seat, The systems generally determine if a child is in the seat and that the seat, and therefore the vehicle, is not in motion Upon detecting both situations, the notification or alarm is activated.08-27-2009
20090212956DISTRIBUTED HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A graphical audio station of a nurse call system is operable to permit a user to perform one or more of the following functions: establish a two-way voice communication link with another computer device in another patient and/or with a another computer device located in another staff work area and/or with a wireless communication device carried by caregiver and/or with a telephone of the healthcare facility; broadcast a voice page to a group of other selected computer devices; compose and send a text message to a portable device that is carried by a caregiver and that has wireless communication capability; browse web pages and/or view multimedia content, such as videos, hosted on servers of the healthcare facility and/or that are accessible via the Internet; view and/or acknowledge and/or answer and/or cancel alerts or nurse calls originating in a plurality of patient rooms.08-27-2009
20100039268METHOD SYSTEM FOR SIMPLIFIED IDENTIFICATION OF AN OBJECT USING A TRANSPONDER - The invention relates to a method of providing a transponder for marking an object, the transponder having a storage means for storing a unique, preferably worldwide unique, number with a predetermined number n of digits, the method comprising the steps of: 02-18-2010
20100052916IDENTIFICATION BAND WITH SECURED ASSOCIATION TO WEARER - There is provided an identification band configured to be associated with a wearer. The identification band comprises a first band transceiver configured to receive a first profile of the wearer; a memory configured to store the first profile; and a sentinel circuit configured to detect removal of the identification band from the wearer and to detect reattachment of the identification band; wherein the identification band configured to dissociate from the wearer if the sentinel circuit detects removal of the identification band from the wearer, the identification band further configured to re-associate to the wearer if the sentinel circuit detects reattachment of the identification band. The identification band may dissociate from the wearer by invalidating the first profile stored in the memory, and the identification band may re-associate to the wearer upon receiving a second profile that uniquely identifies the first profile.03-04-2010
20100052915Health-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
20100052913Method and Apparatus for Patient-Staff Identification System - The system contains a proximity sensor mounted in a patient room. A facility employee wears an employee identification device. The employee identification device is in communication with the proximity sensor. A display device is in communication with the proximity sensor. The display device displays information from the employee identification device.03-04-2010
20110175735MEDICATION REGIMEN COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A system for monitoring compliance with a medication regimen comprises a patch. The patch includes an RFID apparatus and a sensor. The patch is configured to be removably securable to a body of a biological organism. The sensor is in electrical communication with the RFID apparatus and is configured to inspect a biological material of a biological organism for the presence of a detectable agent. The RFID apparatus is configured to communicate a result of the inspection to an RFID transceiver and/or a communication device. Methods are also provided.07-21-2011
20110175736SYSTEM FOR MEASURING BODY BALANCE SIGNALS AND A METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE SAME - A human body balance signals measuring system and the method of analysis thereof that has a measuring device, a filter amplifier, an A/D convertor (analog to digital convertor), a signal receiving module, and a data analyze module. The measuring device is linked with the filter amplifier. The filter amplifier can detect and collect the voltage signals caused by pressure change and then filter and amplify the signals. The signals are send to the A/D convertor to convert the analog circuit signals into digital signals for the receiving module to use these voltage change values for human body center of gravity offset evaluation to obtain the COP (center of pressure) offset and COP offset velocity. The data analyze module uses the measured body center of gravity offset for MSE (multiscale entropy) to quantitative the dynamic of human body center of gravity and verify the accuracy of this measuring system.07-21-2011
20110080292Security Device and Security System - This security device includes a control portion determining whether or not a user can hear an alarm sound for informing the user of an abnormality when the abnormality occurs and informing the user of the abnormality by generating the alarm sound, or illuminating or blinking a light in a house of the user, depending on determination whether or not the user can hear the alarm sound.04-07-2011
20110068929PROCESS FOR GENERATING AN ALARM, CONTROL DEVICE AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROCESS - A process is provided for generating an alarm if at least one monitored parameter (03-24-2011
20110074585PATIENT TRACKING SYSTEM - Provided are a method and system for tracking a patient at a medical facility. Tracking the patient includes, using a computer comprising an input peripheral manipulated by a user, receiving a first location of the patient within the medical facility identified by the user via the input peripheral. The first location is displayed on a display device operatively connected to the computer, the first location being identified by a graphical marker representing the first location where the patient can be found. In response to a user interaction with the input peripheral, a second location of the patient is received, indicating movement of the patient from the first location to the second, different location. In response to receiving the second location, the graphical marker on the display device operatively connected to the computer is moved to identify the second location where the patient can be found after being moved.03-31-2011
20120119911EXERCISE MONITORING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - An exercise monitoring apparatus capable of allowing a user to conveniently check a progressed exercise state and capable of properly controlling an exercise amount, by comparing a progressed exercise amount measured based on scheduling information received from an external apparatus and acceleration information of the exercise monitoring apparatus, with a goal exercise amount, and by visually providing a comparison result, a system and an exercise monitoring method thereof. The exercise monitoring apparatus comprises a communication unit configured to receive exercise scheduling information from an external apparatus, a sensing unit configured to detect acceleration information of the exercise monitoring apparatus, a controller configured to measure a progressed exercise amount based on the acceleration information, to acquire a goal exercise amount from the exercise scheduling information, to compare the progressed exercise amount with the goal exercise amount, and to generate a notification message indicating a result of the comparison, and an output unit configured to output the notification message.05-17-2012
20110068931SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING OF A PERSON - The system according to the invention comprises a plurality of sensors (03-24-2011
20110068930HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEM - A method is provided for monitoring hygiene compliance.03-24-2011
20110068928SENSOR CONTROL FOR APPARATUSES FOR SUPPORTING AND MONITORING A PERSON - A person support apparatus includes a frame and a support surface cooperating with the frame to support a person. The person support apparatus also has a sensor coupled to one of the frame and the support surface. The sensor detects at least one characteristic associated with the person. A controller is coupled to the sensor. In response to at least one of a condition of the frame, a condition of the support surface, a position of the person, or a condition of the person, the controller operates to control the sensor by at least one of changing a gain of the sensor and changing a manner in which a signal from the sensor is filtered. In some instances, the controller turns the sensor off.03-24-2011
20110068927OVER-THE-DOOR PRESSURE SENSOR ANTI-LIGATURE AND ALARM SYSTEM - Apparatus for counteracting a suicide attempt of a person trying to hang himself from a cord extended over the top edge of a door which door is mounted in a door frame in a room, where the door has a top edge facing upward, a latching edge, an inside surface facing the interior of the room with an upper portion thereof generally adjacent the top edge, an opposite outside surface, and a latch assembly with a latch bolt extendible outward of the latching edge, and the frame includes a strike plate for cooperation with the latch bolt, the apparatus including: 03-24-2011
20110068926Hand Ring Having a Biomedical Monitoring Function - A hand ring having a biomedical monitoring function includes at least one sensor unit, a control circuit, a data-transmitting circuit and at least one display device. The control circuit electrically connects with the sensor unit, the data-transmitting circuit and the display device. The sensor unit is used to attach to skins of a wearer so as to directly measure wearer's biomedical data. In data-transmitting operation, the control circuit controls the data-transmitting circuit to transmit the data to a biomedical management center. In addition, the control circuit further output the data to the display device so as to display the data thereon.03-24-2011
20090315719FALL ACCIDENT DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - Provided are a fall accident detection apparatus and method capable of detecting frequent falling accidents in daily lives of old, feeble or invalid pedestrians in real time and notifying a fall control server of the falling accidents in order to actively prepare for possible secondary accidents by falls. The fall accident detection apparatus includes an acceleration sensor detecting information on acceleration and slope; a controller judging behaviors using the information on acceleration and slope detected by the acceleration sensor and determining a fall accident by analyzing a sequential pattern of the judged behaviors; and a communication unit transmitting information on a fall accident when the fall accident is determined by the controller.12-24-2009
20100295684Personal health management device - A personal health management device is described. The device is part of a system comprising at least one console, one or more devices in 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. The device may be a wearable device or it may be implemented in software and reside on third-party hardware.11-25-2010
20080238690DRIVER AND REGISTRATION IDENTIFICATION FOR VEHICLE ENABLEMENT - A method and system are described for monitoring and enforcing license and operations restrictions on the operation of a motor vehicle. The method comprises the steps of uniquely identifying the operator of the vehicle, identifying driver license status and/or restrictions, and monitoring and enforcing the limits of operation of the vehicle. A preferred embodiment of the invention comprises (1) a means of uniquely identifying the driver identification based on techniques including but not limited to smartcard-based license and biometrics, at the outset of a journey and through the life of a journey; (2) a system for identifying driver license conditions (such as limits or suspension); and (3) a means, accessed by a vehicle, of continually identifying and authenticating the user, identifying license conditions and monitoring driver behavior (e.g., reporting the times and locations for journeys) or enforcing license conditions (e.g., preventing the vehicle from being started if the license has been suspended).10-02-2008
20100265072MANAGEMENT OF SESSION HISTORY DATA FOR IMPLANTABLE FLUID DELIVERY DEVICE - This disclosure describes techniques for displaying representations of therapy session histories with a programmer device configured to program an implantable fluid delivery device. Information regarding the session histories may be stored in a memory of the fluid delivery device. An example programmer includes a user interface comprising a display to present a representation of a plurality of therapy sessions administered by an implantable fluid delivery device to a patient, and a processor that controls the user interface to present on the display the representation of the plurality of therapy sessions. The representation may include simultaneously displayed, temporally-ordered representations of the plurality of therapy sessions, such as a graph comprising a plurality of nodes, each node corresponding to one of the therapy sessions. Horizontal locations of the nodes may correspond to relative ending dates for the corresponding therapy session, and shapes of each node may represent infusion patterns.10-21-2010
20090278693Ear Tag Element and Methods for Producing an Ear Tag Element - The invention relates to an ear tag element for tagging animals and to methods for producing it. The ear tag element according to the invention comprises a body (11-12-2009
20090201159Method and device for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk - The method according to the invention for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk, in which a sensor unit detects four items of data relating to the health, well-being and/or behaviour of the animal and/or data relating to the quality or composition of the animal milk and/or data relating to a physical, chemical, biological and/or morphological property of the animal milk and uses a transmitting and/or receiving unit (08-13-2009
20110156911OCCUPANCY-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM - A system including an assembly; a sensor substantially encapsulated in the assembly and configured to sense an environment associated with the assembly to generate an occupancy signal; a wireless transmitter substantially encapsulated in the assembly; and a controller configured to transmit a remote control command with the wireless transmitter in response to the occupancy signal.06-30-2011
20090115617INFORMATION PROVISION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROVISION DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND DISPLAY METHOD - An information provision system includes a terminal device, and an information provision device that can communicate with the terminal device. The information provision device includes a communicating section configured to communicate with the terminal device, a head count information managing section configured to manage current head count information for each position, and a crowd information generating section configured to determine a position for making a notification display based on the managed head count information, and generate crowd information containing information of the determined position, and a transmission control section configured to transmit the generated crowd information from the communicating section to the terminal device. The terminal device includes a communicating section configured to communicate with the information provision device, and a control section configured to execute display of a map image on a display section, and execute a display based on the transmitted crowd information on the map image.05-07-2009
20100271213Process and Device for Determining Recommendations for Active Ingredient Dosages on the Basis of Series of Measurements of at Least One Physiological Parameter of a Patient - A process comprises performing a series of measurements of at least one physiological parameter, in particular a blood value, such as, e.g., blood sugar, on a patient, wherein samples are taken from the patient at discrete measuring times, with the measurements being performed on those samples. A recommendation for a dosage of an active ingredient to be administered to the patient until the next measuring time is determined from the measurements, for which purpose a dosage proposal algorithm incorporating the at least one measured physiological parameter is applied. As a result, it is possible to adjust at least one physiological parameter of the patient to a target range or keep it in the target range, respectively. The dosage proposal algorithm is configured such that the next measuring time is determined in consideration of measurement exclusion time windows and is optionally reported to the person in charge.10-28-2010
20110187536Tracking Method and System - A lighting system and method is provided for tracking movement within a predetermined area. This system includes a plurality of lights installed at predetermined locations throughout the predetermined area, each having at least one sensor with a field of view. The lights include a computing module operatively associated with each sensor, and a communication module operatively associated with the computing module. The lights are configured to communicate with one another and capture sensor output to identify and record points at which the fields of view overlap with one another, to form a unified sensor network having a composite field of view.08-04-2011
20110187535METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING MEDICAL DEVICES - A passenger screening device includes a transmission coil that is configured to apply radio frequency (RF) energy into a region of interest of a passenger at a frequency that is associated with a normal human body temperature, and a reception coil that is configured to detect an energy perturbation in response to the RF energy representative of a medical device on or within the passenger.08-04-2011
20100302043INTEGRATED SENSOR NETWORK METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for an integrated sensor network are described. In one embodiment, sensor data may be accessed from a plurality of motion sensors and a bed sensor deployed in a living unit for a first time period. An activity pattern for the first time period may be identified based on at least a portion of sensor data associated with the first time period. The activity pattern may represent a physical and cognitive health condition of a person residing in the living unit. Additional sensor data may be accessed from the motion sensors and the bed sensor deployed for a second time period. A determination of whether a deviation of the activity pattern of the first time period has occurred for the second time period may be performed. An alert may be generated based on a determination that the derivation has occurred. In some embodiments, user feedback is captured on the significance of the alerts, and the alert method is customized based on this feedback. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.12-02-2010
20100302042SENSOR-BASED INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTANT - A computing system helps a person live independently by providing reminders, alerts, and alarms of situations that require the person's attention, notifying another party for emergency or other advice or assistance as necessary. The system receives data from a variety of sensors around the person's environment, developing one or more meaningful composite virtual sensor signals as a function of the data from the physical sensors. Rules operate as a function of the virtual sensor signals to notify the user and/or another party of the situation by way of a smartphone application, cell phone text message, PDA, or other device.12-02-2010
20100302041Monitoring Patterns of Motion - A method, computer program product, and apparatus for monitoring patterns of motion are provided. A signal is received from a sensor on a user, wherein movement of the user causes the sensor to generate power to emit a signal indicative of the movement of the user. The signal is analyzed to form a current pattern of motion. The current pattern of motion is compared to a baseline pattern of motion associated with the user. A difference between the current pattern of motion and the baseline pattern of motion associated with the user is determined to form a difference. The difference is compared to a predetermined threshold. Responsive to the difference exceeding the predetermined threshold, an alert is sent.12-02-2010
20080252465System for detecting an empty vehicle seat - A system for detecting an empty vehicle seat includes an emitter mounted in the vehicle seat and a sensor for detecting changes in radiation produced by the emitter, wherein the changes in radiation may indicate whether an object is in the vehicle seat. A heater may be mounted in the vehicle seat. A sensor, positioned above the vehicle seat, may detect changes in the surface temperature of the vehicle seat. The changes in surface temperature may indicate whether an object is in the vehicle seat. A light source may be mounted in the vehicle seat. A sensor, positioned above the vehicle seat, detects changes in the light produced by the light source. The changes in the produced light indicate whether an object is in the vehicle seat.10-16-2008
20100321187DISPENSING AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSURING WASHING OF HANDS - A dispensing and accountability system for assuring washing of a person's hands includes at least one passive infrared detector adapted to detect the presence of the person having a requirement of washing the hands. Further, the dispensing and accountability system includes a controller operatively coupled to each passive infrared detector of the at least one passive infrared detector. Furthermore, the dispensing and accountability system includes at least one audio signal unit operatively coupled to the controller. The at least one audio signal unit is adapted to generate an audio signal to remind the person to wash the hands. In addition, the dispensing and accountability system includes at least one dispensing unit operatively coupled to the controller. Further disclosed is a method for assuring washing of the person's hands using the dispensing and accountability system.12-23-2010
20080204251SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING HANDLING OF A FIREARM OR OTHER TRIGGER-BASED DEVICE - Hand position monitoring systems and methods for use with firearms. The hand monitoring system monitors a hand position of a firearm user and includes a sensor assembly and a controller. The sensor assembly acquires hand position information (e.g., index or trigger finger position information) of a firearm user and electronically communicates the hand position information for review and/or analysis.08-28-2008
20110163880SYSTEM AND METHOD RESPONSIVE TO AN ALARM EVENT DETECTED AT AN INSULIN DELIVERY DEVICE - Embodiments include an alarm unit responsive to an alarm event detected at an insulin delivery device. The alarm unit includes circuitry to select an action to occur remote to the insulin delivery device in response to the alarm event. Embodiments include an alarm center responsive to an alarm event at an insulin delivery device to contact a person in response to the alarm event.07-07-2011
20110163881SYSTEM AND METHOD RESPONSIVE TO AN EVENT DETECTED AT A GLUCOSE MONITORING DEVICE - Embodiments include an apparatus responsive to an event detected at a glucose monitoring device. The apparatus includes circuitry to select an action to occur remote to the glucose monitoring device in response to the event. Embodiments include a response center responsive to an event at a glucose monitoring device to contact a person in response to the event.07-07-2011
20100188232BREATH ANALYZER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - A breath analyzer system and method for determining an estimate of blood alcohol concentration of a person. A light source projects light into a sampling region where breath from the person is expected. A first light detector and a second light detector are configured to detect light intensity of light having certain wavelengths at a first time and a second time. Signals from the light detectors at the first time and the second time are used to determine an estimate of the blood alcohol concentration of the person by determining a ratio of a first light detector signal change to a second light detector signal change.07-29-2010
20110133936Interactive Multilevel Alarm - This disclosure describes embodiments of alarm systems and methods for use in devices such as medical ventilators. Embodiments described below provide for an apparatus of an interactive multilevel alarm system. Embodiments of the alarms also provide, at a glance, current alarm and device status information and historical alarm information to the operator. Embodiments also direct interaction with the alarming functions of the device by the operator. In some embodiments, additional visual indicators may be provided to identify non-normal or noteworthy operating conditions, such as the use of a therapeutic gas by a mechanical ventilator, so that the operator can assess the impact of that non-normal condition on any current and historical alarm information simultaneously provided.06-09-2011
20110133935Wireless Patient Monitoring System - A wireless patient monitoring system employs room units to collect and display information from a variety of room based sensors, the latter of which may be battery-powered and have low range. The room units may relay collected data from the associated sensor units and, as identified to the room unit, to a central controller.06-09-2011
20110133934Sensing Mechanical Energy to Appropriate the Body for Data Input - Described is using the human body as an input mechanism to a computing device. A sensor set is coupled to part of a human body. The sensor set detects mechanical (e.g., bio-acoustic) energy transmitted through the body as a result of an action/performed by the body, such as a user finger tap or flick. The sensor output data (e.g., signals) are processed to determine what action was taken. For example, the gesture may be a finger tap, and the output data may indicate which finger was tapped, what surface the finger was tapped on, or where on the body the finger was tapped.06-09-2011
20110163882Passive Low Frequency Inductive Tagging - A system for detection and tracking of objects which carry low radio frequency tags that comprise an inductive antenna and transceiver operable at a first radio frequency below 1 megahertz, a transceiver operatively connected to that antenna, an ID data storage device, a microprocessor for handling data from the transceiver and data store, and a tag energization inductive antenna which can receive radio frequency energy from an ambient radio frequency field of a second low radio frequency. The system includes a field communication inductive antenna disposed, preferably at a distance of several feet from each object, that permits effective communication therewith at the aforesaid first radio frequency, a data receiver, transmitter and reader data processor in operative communication with the field communication inductive antenna, and a field energization inductive antenna which can produce the ambient radio frequency field at the tag energization inductive antenna.07-07-2011
20110133937Systems and Methods for Disrupting Criminal Activity - Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for behavior determination. As an example, a system for behavior determination is disclosed that includes: a first monitoring device, a second monitoring device, and a monitoring system. The monitoring system is operable to: receive information from the first monitoring device; receive information from the second monitoring device; identify at least a first zone around the first monitoring device; identify at least a second zone around the second monitoring device; and characterize an intersection of the first zone and the second zone.06-09-2011
20110080290ERGONOMIC DETECTION, PROCESSING AND ALERTING FOR COMPUTING DEVICES - Methods, apparatuses and systems receive information, via at least one sensor, indicating an ergonomic characteristic of a user of a computing device. The information is user to determine if the ergonomic characteristic of the user is within a reference ergonomic boundary. In response to determining the ergonomic characteristic of the user is not within the reference ergonomic boundary, processing is executed to determine an adjustment for the user to make so that the ergonomic characteristic of the user is within the reference ergonomic boundary, the adjustment to include at least one of an adjustment to the ergonomic characteristic of the user and an adjustment to the computing device.04-07-2011
20110080294BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MONITORING APPARATUS AND ALARM CONTROL METHOD - A biological information monitoring apparatus operable to measure biological information of a patient by detecting a biological signal of the patient, and operable to output an alarm, includes an alarm controller which changes the alarm. The alarm includes a first alarm of a first priority and a second alarm of a second priority. When a first condition is satisfied, the first alarm is output. When a second condition is satisfied after the first alarm is output, the alarm controller changes from the first alarm to the second alarm to be output.04-07-2011
20110080293BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MONITORING APPARATUS - A biological information monitoring apparatus operable to receive biological information measured by a detector adapted to be attached to a patient, and operable to display the biological information on a display, includes: a first display controller which displays an alarm on the display; and a second display controller which displays, on the display, first information which responses to the displayed alarm.04-07-2011
20100214103DETECTING ABNORMAL TIME INTERVALS - A system for determining if a time period after a sensing node has sensed an event exceeds a threshold value, including establishing means for establishing a plurality of reference threshold values, wherein each reference threshold value is associated with a set of reference inter-event time intervals or metrics statistically derived therefrom, calculating means for calculating a set of preliminary time intervals or metrics statistically derived therefrom, based on events sensed by the sensing node, comparing means for comparing the set of preliminary inter-event time intervals or metrics statistically derived therefrom, with each set of reference inter-event time intervals or metrics statistically derived therefrom, identifying means for identifying the reference threshold value associated with the set of reference inter-event time intervals or metrics statistically derived therefrom, being the closest match to the set of preliminary inter-event time intervals or metrics statistically derived therefrom, and determining means for determining if, upon the sensing node sensing a further event, the time period after the sensing node has sensed the event exceeds the identified reference threshold value before a yet further event is sensed by the sensing node or an associated sensing node.08-26-2010
20100214104SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.08-26-2010
20110260871SYSTEM FOR TRACKING A PRESENCE OF PERSONS IN A BUILDING, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A system for tracking a presence of persons in a building, a method and a computer program product Abstract The invention relates to a system for tracking a presence of persons in a building. The system comprises a sensor network a computer system that is communicately connected to the sensor network. The sensor network includes a motion sensor for sensing a person's motion in a room of the building, a door sensor for sensing if a door of the room is opened and/or closed, and a localization sensor for sensing if a person is present at a particular location in the room. Further, the computer system includes a processor is arranged for generating a presence state vector indicating a presence probability value of a person in the room, based on sensor information provided by the sensor network.10-27-2011
20080218358REMOTE TRACKING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A remote tracking and communication device comprising a housing which encloses a processor, a memory, a position locator, a first transmitter, and a second transmitter. Each of the latter components are electronically coupled to the processor. Both the first and second transmitters are adapted to send and receive wireless voice and data signals in a digital format. The device further comprises a first battery, which is removably affixed to the housing and electronically coupled to each component within the housing, a speaker and a microphone electronically coupled to the first transmitter, and a button electronically coupled to the processor. When pressed, the button is adapted to activate voice communications with a call center using the first transmitter.09-11-2008
20100066540System, method, and software for automated detection of predictive events - A system for the automatic detection and communication of detection of nosocomial infection and/or antimicrobial resistance events in a health care environment includes an input unit that receives nosocomial infection and/or antimicrobial resistance related data, an an event detection machine, and a knowledge discovery unit. The event detection machine sorts and analyzes the nosocomial infection and/or antimicrobial resistance related data to automatically generate alerts for isolates that violate control parameters indicative of a nosocomial infection and/or antimicrobial resistance event and communicates the alert to a user.03-18-2010
20110181420HEAD IMPACT EVENT DISPLAY - Systems and methods for evaluating and displaying an impact. A computer implemented method for interacting with a sports impact sensing and reporting system. The computer implemented method receives sensor data from one or more player modules configured to detect a force experienced by a player. A user interface is configured to graphically display a model of the received sensor data generated based on acceleration and rotational information within the received sensor data, a magnitude of the received sensor data, and a plotted representation of the received sensor data. Assessment tools are presented for a caregiver to assess the player for a medical condition. The received sensor data and a result of the presented medical assessment are stored.07-28-2011
20100194572BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT AND REMINDER SYSTEM - A blood pressure measurement and reminder system comprising a blood pressure measuring unit, a reminder unit, and an input unit is disclosed. The system is configured to transmit reminder signal(s) noticeable to its users for alerting them to take blood pressure measurement within a pre-determined measurement time schedule, and send confirmation signal(s) to the reminder unit to switch off the reminder state once the user has successfully taken a blood pressure measurement.08-05-2010
20110181421MOBILE ELECTRICAL DEVICE - A mobile electronic device comprising an odor sensor and methods of operation are disclosed. An odor is detected using an odor sensor coupled to the mobile electronic device, and a predetermined process is performed if the odor is a predefined odor.07-28-2011
20110181419HEAD IMPACT EVENT REPORTING SYSTEM - Head impact event evaluation systems and methods. A system and computer implemented method for event detection includes collecting sensor data transmitted from one or more sensor devices being attached to one or more users. The sensors transmit data when an event results in sensor data above a threshold value. At least one force is determined based on the collected sensor data. At least one force vector is determined based on a location of one or more sensors associated with the sensor devices and the determined at least one of the linear or rotational force. At least a portion of a human form is displayed with the determined force vector based on the determined at least on force vector on a display.07-28-2011
20110148639ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING RADIO ANIMAL TAGS AND ADDITIONAL TRANSCEIVER(S) - An animal management system includes a beacon, a radio animal tag configured to monitor the proximity of the animal tag to the beacon, and a reader configured to read information from the animal tag.06-23-2011
20110148638SECURITY MONITOR METHOD UTILIZING A RFID TAG AND THE MONITOR APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - A security monitor method and monitor apparatus utilizing a RFID tag. A wearer wears a RFID tag having an acceleration sensor and a magnetic field sensor. The status of the wearer is determined by an acceleration variation and an angle variation of an included angle with the terrestrial magnetism on X axis, Y axis and Z axis detected and calculated by the acceleration sensor and the magnetic field sensor. If the status determined is abnormal, the monitor apparatus transmits wireless warning signals to monitor ends such as a hospital or a home for the aged.06-23-2011
20090174558Athletic Monitoring System And Method - A system and method are disclosed for monitoring the athletic performance of a user while also providing the user with entertainment such as an outputting of music. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a housing component at least partially defining an enclosure. A performance engine may be located within the enclosure and may utilize a signal from a motion sensor to generate a performance metric like current speed, distance traveled, or cadence. The system may also include an audio and/or a visual output mechanism such as a speaker assembly or a display device. The output mechanism may be capable of presenting the performance metric to a user.07-09-2009
20100097226OCCUPANCY SENSING WITH IMAGE AND SUPPLEMENTAL SENSING - An occupancy sensing system monitors a space with an image sensor and a supplemental sensor. The occupancy condition of the space is determined in response to information from both the image sensor and the supplemental sensor. An electrical load for the space is controlled in response to the occupancy condition.04-22-2010
20110080288PORTABLE OCCUPANT DETECTION AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM WITH SMART SEAT CUSHION FOR USE WITH STANDARD CHILD CARSEATS - A portable occupant detection and notification system comprised of a smart seat cushion for use with standard child carseats, a remote wireless vehicle door switch, and a wireless remote bullhorn. This system can be purchased in a box as an aftermarket product and used with any standard child carseat and any vehicle. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, the system monitors the presence of a child in the carseat, the status of at least the driver's door of the vehicle, the temperature inside the vehicle, and the status of any rechargeable batteries. The system reminds the driver by means of a voice message when leaving the vehicle that a child is onboard and further alerts the public within at least 200 feet of the vehicle when a child is left in an extreme temperature environment and needs help.04-07-2011
20110304464ATTACHMENT DETECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - An attachment detection method and system. The method includes receiving, by a computer processor of a computing system, attachment data describing different devices associated with and attachable to an electro/mechanical apparatus. The computer processor retrieves first data describing a first attachment device currently attached to the electro/mechanical apparatus and analyzes the attachment data with respect to the first data. In response to the analysis, the computer processor determines specified protective gear required for operation of the electro/mechanical apparatus and the first attachment device. The computer processor generates indication data specifying required usage of the specified protective gear and presents the indication data to a user.12-15-2011
20090051545Hand Washing Monitor - Methods, systems, and computer-storage media provide for the monitoring of hand washing by people entering a room. A person is detected entering a room and an image of the person is captured. The person is identified as an employee using various employee identifiers or is identified as a visitor. The image may be used to identify distinguishing features of the visitor to be compared to an image subsequently during hand washing to verify the identity of the hand washer as the person who entered the room. Similarly, the employee identifier is used to verify the identity of a hand washer as the employee that entered the room. If any person entering the room remains for a threshold period of time without activating the soap dispenser, then a notification that includes the person's identity is provided within the room to remind the person that hand washing is required.02-26-2009
20120306653MEDICAL SENSOR - The invention provides a medical monitoring device connected to a server (typically cloud based) via a mobile network with a mobile phone acting as a gateway. The system enables medical data to be collected over a long period of time in a system in which each of the elements can be optimized.12-06-2012
20120306652ECG ALERTS - The invention provides a simple low-cost ECG monitoring device connected to a server (typically cloud based) via a mobile network with a mobile phone acting as a gateway. The system enables an alert to be generated in the event that one of a number of defined anomalies are detected in said electrocardiography data. The alert may be sent to the patient and/or to a third party (such as a doctor or a relative).12-06-2012
20110140897Circuits, systems, and methods for monitoring and reporting foot impact, foot placement, shoe life, and other running/walking characteristics - Various embodiments of the present invention provide an electronic virtual running/walking coach that notifies a person as to how hard the person's feet have been impacting a surface, notifies the person as to whether the person's feet are impacting a surface at a proper relative distance from the body and/or at a proper side-to-side angle, and/or notifies the person as to how much cushioning life remains in a pair of shoes. When the notifications are provided to the person during the running/walking activity, the person can respond by taking immediate actions to adjust the foot placement relative to the body and/or adjust the level of foot impact to an acceptable level by varying the speed, step distance, and/or posture while running/walking and/or by selecting among different available surfaces on which to run/walk. A person may also more accurately determine when a particular pair of shoes should be replaced because they no longer provide a sufficient level of cushioning to compensate for the levels of foot impact that are occurring.06-16-2011
20120169502ELECTRONIC BABY MONITORING DEVICE - An electronic baby monitoring device includes a sensor monitor and a motion sensor. The motion sensor communicates with the sensor monitor and includes an accelerometer, a control module, an emitting module, a power source, and a switch. The accelerometer senses the acceleration value of the motion sensor. When the control module determines that at least two acceleration values sensed continuously by the accelerometer respectively reach or exceed a predetermined value, the control module turns on the switch to control the power source to provide power to the emitting module, generates control signals, and controls the emitting module to emit the control signals to the sensor monitor to direct the sensor monitor to take action.07-05-2012
20120038481INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes an entrance and exit detection module, an organization information obtaining module, a user number calculation module, a seat determination module and a presentation module. The entrance and exit detection module detects a user's entrance and exit to and from a room. The organization information obtaining module obtains user information representative of a user belonging to an organization using the room by using organization user information storing organization information representative of the organization and the user information representative of the user belonging to the organization. The user number calculation module calculates the number of users of the organization using the room. The seat determination module associates with each other the organization information representative of the organization and seat information representative of seats in the room, and determines a seat for the user whose entrance is detected. The presentation module presents the determined seat.02-16-2012
20120146796WIRELESS PHYSIOLOGY MONITOR - The present invention provides a new non-invasive technique for organ, e.g., heart and lung, monitoring. In at least one embodiment of the invention, a subject is radiated with a non-harmful and relatively low power electromagnetic source diagnostic signal normally associated with a communications protocol such as, but not limited to a version of the IEEE 802.11(x) family of protocols in the 2.4, 3.6, or 5 GHz spectrum bands. After passing through the patient, a return signal is acquired from the patient and compared to the original source signal. The differences between the source and modified signals are then analyzed to monitor the heart, e.g., measure heart rate and detect defects within the heart, and the lung. For example, using Doppler Effect principles, heart rate and motion can be measured from the differences in frequency, phase, and/or wavelength between the source signal and the modified signal reflected back from the heart moving within the patient.06-14-2012
20120146797WEARABLE THERAPEUTIC DEVICE - A wearable therapeutic device is provided. The wearable therapeutic device includes a garment, and the garment includes an electrode and a conductive thread. A control unit is coupled to the conductive thread and identifies an electrical connection between a conductive surface of the electrode and the conductive thread, and an alarm module can provide information about the positioning of the electrode in the garment based on the electrical connection.06-14-2012
20120146795PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA ACQUISITION UTILIZING VIBRATIONAL IDENTIFICATION - The present invention utilizes an accelerometer (included within a wireless physiology monitoring device or as part of a separate device such as, but not limited to a smartphone, e.g., iPhone, or other mobile device) to link a patient with a separate medical data acquisition device such as a weight scale or a blood pressure monitor in order to collect and transmit a range of medical data associated with the user. The medical data acquisition device includes a vibration source for emitting a vibration at a predetermined or random frequency. When the acquisition device is activated, a vibration is transmitted from the through the patient and is detected by the accelerometer. The accelerometer then measures the particular frequency of vibration and transmits this information to a centralized monitoring unit (CMU). Based on the measured frequency, the CMU is able to know that the same patient wearing/holding the device is also the same patient using the data acquisition device. The vibration source may revolve through a number of predetermined frequencies (as determined on its own or instructed via the CMU) or simply generate a random frequency.06-14-2012
20110050428MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING AN INTELLIGENT ALERTING SCHEME, AND RELATED OPERATING METHODS - A portable medical device and related operating methods are provided. One operating method involves a portable medical device that includes a situational awareness sensor. The method begins by detecting an alert condition associated with operation of the portable medical device. In response to the alert condition, the situational awareness sensor performs a scanning operation to obtain sensor data indicative of a current environmental status of the portable medical device. The device can then select a preferred alerting scheme from a plurality of different available alerting schemes, where the preferred alerting scheme is influenced by the sensor data. The device then generates an alert for the alert condition in accordance with the preferred alerting scheme.03-03-2011
20100123587IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE ALERT MANAGEMENT - Exemplary systems and methods for automatically managing implantable medical device (IMD) related alerts are described. One method receives implantable medical device-related alerts. The method automatically manages the implantable medical device alerts by parsing the alerts through a set of predefined parameters.05-20-2010
20100097225AUTOMATION AND SECURITY SYSTEM - Methods and systems for an automation and security system including a first sensor, a second sensor, and a controller. The first sensor detects a signal from an identification device indicative of a first authorized person in an exterior area near a door. The second sensor is coupled to a handle on the exterior surface of the door to detect a touch to the handle. The controller is configured to operate one or more lighting devices and a lock associated with the door. When the controller receives a signal from the first sensor indicative of the identification device in the exterior area near the door, it initiates a timer and operates one or more lighting devices to indicate a condition detected by the automation and security system. When the controller receives a signal from the second sensor indicative of a touch to the handle after the initiation of the timer and before the timer expires, it unlocks the door and turns on one or more lights in an interior area.04-22-2010
20110316701MONITORING SYSTEM - A group monitoring system for dispenser usage compliance is provided. The system is for a predetermined group of interest in a predetermined facility type. A dispenser data collection system is operably connected to a plurality of dispensers and is capable of providing information. The information includes a unique dispenser identifier and a number of dispenser usage events. The information from the data collection system is received and the predetermined group within which each dispenser is associated is determined. The number of dispenser usage events is determined. A benchmark which corresponds to dispenser usage opportunities particular to the predetermined group and particular to the predetermined time period is determined. The dispenser usage compliance index particular to the predetermined group and particular to the predetermined time period is determined by dividing the dispenser usage events for the predetermined group and the predetermined time period by a denominator which equals the benchmark.12-29-2011
20110316704SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CAPTURE AND ARCHIVE OF CLINICALLY MEANINGFUL VITALS - Medical vital signs (12-29-2011
20110316703System and Method for Ensuring Sanitation Procedures in Restrooms - A system and method for automatically monitoring hand sanitation practices in a lavatory. The embodiments involve identifying a user, determining a proper hand sanitation protocol for the user, and monitoring the user to ensure the user satisfies the protocol. If the user does not satisfy the protocol the user may be subject to various alarms. The results of the monitoring can be stored for later analysis.12-29-2011
20110316702ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC NOTIFICATION FUNCTION FOR PERSONAL EMERGENCY AND METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device having an automatic notification function for a personal emergency is provided. The electronic device includes a positioning unit, a storage unit, a sensor unit, a processing unit, and a communications unit. The positioning unit provides location information of the electronic device using longitude and latitude. The storage unit stores an emergency message, communication information, and the location information of the electronic device. The sensor unit senses whether an acceleration according to certain predetermined falling parameters is experienced by the electronic device. The processing unit acquires the location information of the electronic device and the emergency message from the storage unit, and edits the emergency message with the acquired location information to generate a notification when the falling parameters of the electronic device occur. The communications unit delivers the notification according the communication information.12-29-2011
20090002178DYNAMIC MOOD SENSING - A system that facilitates personalized sensing is provided. The system includes a sensing component that determines one or more user states based in part on a detected context and a mood component that employs the detected user states to indicate a dynamic condition of a user.01-01-2009
20120001759USING IPTV AS HEALTH MONITOR - An IPTV can receive a user name and present a screen enabling a user by means of a remote control to select health information categories, inputting numeric parameters into the selected categories which can be uploaded to an Internet server for analysis and viewed by the user for subsequent monitoring/charting.01-05-2012
20120007740CONTROLLING A USER ALERT - A method, apparatus and computer program are provided. The method comprises: performing a first detection of at least one bio-signal from at least one user; controlling a user output device to initiate a user alert, after performing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal; performing a second detection of the at least one bio-signal from the at least one user, after initiating the user alert; and processing the first detection of the at least one bio-signal and the second detection of the at least one bio-signal to determine whether one or more changes in the at least one bio-signal pass a significance test.01-12-2012
20120007741Auto Reminder - Apparatus for warning a driver of a car that a child, pet or valuable is still in the car when an attempt is made by the driver to lock the car doors after the car is parked and the engine is turned off comprising a keyless remote entry device having a door unlocking button and a door locking button; at least one button on the keyless remote entry device which, when first pressed, shows that a child, pet or valuable is being placed in the car; a control circuit coupled to the keyless remote entry device; and an alarm circuit controlled by the control circuit; wherein the keyless remote entry device cannot be used to lock the car doors when a child, pet or valuable is still in the car after the car engine is turned off and the button has not been pressed a second time to alert the remote entry device that the child, pet or valuable has been removed from the car.01-12-2012
20120206264SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE - Apparatus for detection of human falls comprises: an acceleration detector, for detecting vibration events, typically placed on a floor, a microphone, located in association with the acceleration detector for detection of corresponding sound events, and a classification unit to classify concurrent events from the microphone and the acceleration detector, thereby to determine whether a human fall is indicated. If the event appears to be a human fall, then an alarm is raised.08-16-2012
20090128342Personal sporting activity monitor - A personal sports monitor for monitoring sporting activity, comprises: an input unit for receiving physiological or physical measurements from a subject during a sporting activity, and a logical unit for receiving the measurements and processing them in light of a user profile, to provide feedback regarding the sporting activity.05-21-2009
20120013470Information sharing hygiene apparatus - A method and apparatus are disclosed which involve an improved way to coerce use of a soap dispenser (or other hygiene device). A soap dispenser according to at least one embodiment, includes a teaching or entertaining device that is fun and informative that is triggered when the soap dispenser is utilized. The soap dispenser may also be utilized as an advertising tool.01-19-2012
20120056746MONITORING SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS - A system for monitoring wellness of a person, includes a local system in the vicinity of the person. The local system includes a plurality of sensor systems. Each of the plurality of sensor systems is associated with at least one monitored system to monitor changes in state of the monitored systems caused by activity or lack of activity of the person. The local system further includes a local data communication device in communicative connection with each of the plurality of sensor system to receive data from each of the plurality of sensor systems. The system further includes a remote system in communication with the local data communication device. The remote system includes a processing system to process data from the plurality of sensor system based upon predetermined rules. The local data communication device is programmed to transmit data to the remote system. The data transmitted to the remote system includes information on state history of the monitored systems. The data on state history may, for example, include at least a time of a change in from a first state to a second and data related to duration of the second state.03-08-2012
20100283616DEVICE TO BE WORN ON THE HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY FOR DETECTING BODY-RELATED DATA AND METHOD FOR ACTIVATING OR DEACTIVATING SUCH A DEVICE - A device to be worn on the human or animal body for detecting body-related data using a detection element for detecting a temperature in or on the device and an element for activating and deactivating the device by taking the detected temperature into account.11-11-2010
20120154152ALARM CONTROL METHOD, PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR A PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING APPARATUS - A method for controlling alarms in a physiological monitoring apparatus, a physiological monitoring apparatus, and a computer program product for a physiological monitoring apparatus are disclosed. In order to decrease the number of nuisance alarms, the level of a physiological signal obtained from a subject is observed and signal morphology is determined for the physiological signal in response to detecting a change of the level of the physiological signal to a predetermined value range representing low signal values, thereby to obtain reference morphology for the physiological signal. Signal morphology is monitored if the physiological signal remains in the predetermined value range and alarms are suppressed as long as the signal morphology fulfills predefined criteria with respect to the reference morphology and the level of the physiological signal remains in the predetermined value range.06-21-2012
20120025989METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A FALLEN PERSON USING A RANGE IMAGING DEVICE - A method and system for detecting a fallen person is described. An initial range image corresponding to a field of view of a DAS is generated. Further, a reference plane disposed in the field of view is identified. Additionally, one or more regions in the initial range image indicative of one or more objects disposed above the reference plane in the field of view are determined. Further, the DAS regenerates a range image corresponding to the field of view after a determined time period. The regenerated range image is compared with the initial range image to determine if the regenerated range image comprises a new object disposed above the reference plane. The new object is determined to be the fallen person if a height of the new object is less than a determined height and a volume and/or a surface area of the new object is greater than a determined value.02-02-2012
20120062383METHOD FOR DETERMINING OPERATOR CONDITION, DEVICE THEREFROM AND THEIR USE IN ALARM RESPONSE SYSTEM IN A FACILITY - A method is disclosed for alarm distribution, the method including receiving one or more physiological parameters of one or more operators; detecting a condition of the one or more operators based on the one or more physiological parameters; deciding the condition of the one or more operators; and generating an operator alarm response based on the condition of the one or more operators. An intelligent alarm device is also disclosed that can utilize the method described herein. A processor is disclosed for intelligent alarm distribution to one or more operators determined to be in a fit condition.03-15-2012
20120062382Hand washing enforcement system - A hand cleansing monitoring system that electronically monitors and communicates hand washing frequency and procedures to management through a computer based system.03-15-2012
20120154153VIBRATORY FEEDBACK SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Vibratory feedback systems and methods are disclosed. A vibratory feedback system includes a shoe adapted to be secured to a user's foot, a plurality of force sensors and vibration actuators mounted on the shoe, and a microprocessor affixed to the shoe. The force sensors are configured to sense forces exerted by the user's foot. The vibration actuators are configured to provide vibrations to the user's foot. The microprocessor is coupled to receive data from the plurality of force sensors, and is programmed to actuate the plurality of vibration actuators to provide a first characteristic vibration to the user's foot based on the sensed forces. A method of improving the gait of a user includes enabling the user to ambulate with the vibratory feedback system secured to the user's foot, and providing a first characteristic vibration to the user's foot based on the sensed forces using the vibratory feedback system.06-21-2012
20080272919ELECTRONIC LOCATOR - This provides a system to emit a plurality of electronic signals, sent by a person(s) trapped by some disaster, such as collapse of building, earthquake, flood, etc. The plurality of four signals in addition to cell phones and computers provides a better chance that rescuers will receive at least one signal.11-06-2008
20110090085System and Method to Monitor a Person in a Residence - Systems and methods to monitor a person in a residence are provided. A particular method includes receiving data at a monitoring service from a set-top box (STB) device. The data includes a location in a residence of a person being monitored. The location may be obtained from a location system in the residence. The data also includes an associated time stamp for the location. The method includes analyzing the data based on a profile of the person to determine whether one or more alert conditions are satisfied. The method also includes providing a notification when one or more of the alert conditions are satisfied.04-21-2011
20100289648Wireless Microphone with External Enable - An in-car video system and method is provided where a wireless microphone is configured to detect the removal of an object and enables audio recording. Such actions would be the removal of a gun from a holster. Thus, the wireless microphone would enable the audio recording in the audio/video recorder without the user's intervention. The wireless microphone would also be connected to a health-monitoring sensor, and have the ability to enable the audio recording in the audio/video recorder in a health emergency. The system and method also describes a radio transmitter that would send alerts to a central dispatcher whenever the audio recording is enabled.11-18-2010
20100245091Wireless Physiology Monitor - The present invention provides a new non-invasive technique for organ, e.g., heart and lung, monitoring. In at least one embodiment of the invention, a subject is radiated with a non-harmful and relatively low power electromagnetic source diagnostic signal normally associated with a communications protocol such as, but not limited to a version of the IEEE 802.11(x) family of protocols in the 2.4, 3.6, or 5 GHz spectrum bands. After passing through the patient, a return signal is acquired from the patient and compared to the original source signal. The differences between the source and modified signals are then analyzed to monitor the heart, e.g., measure heart rate and detect defects within the heart, and the lung. For example, using Doppler Effect principles, heart rate and motion can be measured from the differences in frequency, phase, and/or wavelength between the source signal and the modified signal reflected back from the heart moving within the patient.09-30-2010
20100245090PATIENT THERMAL MONITORING SYSTEM - A patient temperature monitoring system is provided herein that takes the form of an electronic patient monitor that is used in conjunction with a thermocouple sensor that has been printed or otherwise placed on a flexible surface such as a mat. The thermocouple sensor that is taught herein is more comfortable for the patient, more reliable, and can be manufactured with less cost than has heretofore been possible. According to a preferred embodiment, a finely powdered metal ink containing, for example, iron will first be silk screened onto a substrate. Then a second metal ink will be screened onto the same substrate so as to intersect the first, the second metal being preferably being some combination of nickel and copper, the first and second metal inks being chosen to form a thermocouple.09-30-2010
20120126983Method and associated device for personal weight control or weight loss - A weight control method utilizes an electronic counting device. A counter in the device is incremented each time an input element is actuated or activated upon taking a bite of a comestible material. The counting device automatically provides an alert signal to the user upon attainment of a predetermined bite number in the counter. A display, such as a touch screen or an LCD or LED display provides a predetermined message depending on the number of bites recorded in the counter.05-24-2012
20120161970NONINVASIVE MULTI-PARAMETER PATIENT MONITOR - Embodiments of the present disclosure include a handheld multi-parameter patient monitor capable of determining multiple physiological parameters from the output of a light sensitive detector capable of detecting light attenuated by body tissue. For example, in an embodiment, the monitor is capable of advantageously and accurately displaying one or more of pulse rate, plethysmograph data, perfusion quality, signal confidence, and values of blood constituents in body tissue, including for example, arterial carbon monoxide saturation (“HbCO”), methemoglobin saturation (“HbMet”), total hemoglobin (“Hbt”), arterial oxygen saturation (“SpO2”), fractional arterial oxygen saturation (“SpaO2”), or the like. In an embodiment, the monitor displays a line associated with a patient wellness level.06-28-2012
20100207766Hand wash monitoring system and method - An identification badge worn by an individual is sensed when that individual enters a lavatory. The individual is also provided with an indicator device which is worn on or about the hands. Inside the lavatory, there is also provided a hand cleaning station which includes one or more indicator readers that determines whether the indicator device is in close proximity and dispenses soap on the individual's hands, then provides an appropriate indication to a computer system. Should the badge sensor sense the individual's departure from the lavatory without an appropriate indication being generated by the indicator readers, a warning signal is generated, which is sent to the computer system and to an appropriate officer, who can then address the individual.08-19-2010
20100207768TOPICAL NEGATIVE PRESSURE SYSTEM WITH STATUS INDICATION - A method and apparatus are disclosed for indicating a status of at least one operating parameter associated with a topical negative pressure (TNP) system. The method includes the steps of generating illumination from at least one LED, the illumination having at least one characteristic corresponding to a status of at least one operating parameter associated with the TNP system and being visible to a user.08-19-2010
20120218111Pulse Oximeter Alarm Simulator And Training Tool - According to various embodiments, methods and systems are provided herein for training a user in alarm behaviors of a medical device. The alarm behaviors may be accessed via a simulator system that obtains input regarding alarm settings, accesses stored plethysmographic waveform data representative of data obtained through the simulated medical device and that applies the alarm setting inputs to the stored plethysmographic waveform data to provide simulated alarm outputs representative of alarm outputs of the medical device.08-30-2012
20120161969CONSCIOUSNESS MONITORING - A method for automatically monitoring consciousness of a person and triggering an alarm if the monitored person is not in a state of full consciousness is provided. The method comprises the steps: monitoring at least one aspect of the behavior of the person (S06-28-2012
20120212344SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTIVATING OR PROMPTING HAND WASHING - The invention relates to a system and method for motivating or prompting persons to wash hands. The system includes a sensor for detecting use of a toilet or a urinal, which sensor creates a first signal indicative of that use, and a signaling arrangement for issuing in response to the first signal at least one second signal reminding or prompting the person to use a cleansing agent dispenser.08-23-2012
20120249331DISPENSER WITH USE-BASED CONTENT DELIVERY - A dispenser with use-based content delivery includes an indicator to present audio and/or video content that is delivered from a remote computer via a wired or wireless network. In addition, the dispenser is configured to monitor various operation parameters associated with the dispenser, as well as the physical attributes of its users. The dispenser uses such data to select informational content that targets the needs of each specific user, so as to communicate informational content in a highly-effective manner.10-04-2012
20120299732BABY MONITOR FOR USE BY THE DEAF - This baby monitor provides monitoring of a baby's activities and vital signs from a remote location, possibly anywhere in the world. A sensor unit placed near the baby receives input from the baby, typically sound, image and vital signs such as heartbeat, respiration and temperature. Environmental conditions such as ambient temperature can also be monitored. One embodiment of the invention is worn on, or close to, a baby's chest while sleeping and monitors heartbeats and generates an alarm if the heart rate drops unexpectedly, indicating distress such as lack of oxygen. The invention can also be used for parental reassurance by indicating the baby's heartbeat through a pulsating LED or audible sound.11-29-2012
20120299731SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MONITORING THE BEHAVIOR, HEALTH, AND/OR CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANIMAL - Systems, methods, and computer code products for monitoring the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal are disclosed herein. In one implementation, the animal is positioned inside a waste container placed on a system that is adapted to determine, record and communicate over a network various animal health parameters. These parameters can be processed to determine trends, statistics and changes of animal physiological functions. The results can be used to access animal health conditions and issue warnings, alarms, messages, and other notifications to designated caretakers. These notifications may be displayed using various means such as computers and/or mobile devices. Data retrieval and review capability can provide improved understanding of an animal's health conditions and facilitate early illness detection.11-29-2012
20120313785MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING TECHNOLOGY - Medication management and reporting technology, in which output from at least one sensor configured to sense physical activity in a building in which medication of a patient is located is monitored and a determination is made to capture one or more images of the medication based on the monitoring. A camera is used to capture an image of the medication and the captured image is analyzed to detect a state of the medication. Information regarding a schedule by which the medication should be taken by the patient is accessed and an expected state of the medication is determined. The detected state is compared with the expected state and a determination is made that the patient has departed from the schedule based on the comparison revealing that the detected state does not match the expected state. A message indicating the departure from the schedule is sent based on the determination.12-13-2012
20120299730SECURELY ATTACHABLE MONITORING DEVICE - The present invention relates to a device for monitoring the condition of a person, which comprises: (a) a casing; (b) electronic circuitry; and (c) at least one secure attachment mechanism, each comprising a first member which is capable of moving in a forward direction up to a locking state, at which it is interlocked by at least one second member, so that said first member cannot be moved backward by applying a first backward force, unless said interlock is unlocked, by applying at least one second force, independent of said first force. Preferably, said first member is a spike having at least one recess, wherein at said locking state said second member is introduced into said recess, thereby preventing said spike from moving backward.11-29-2012
20120249332ALARM INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ALARM INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus and program having a reading unit configured to read a plurality of alarm information about alarms generated based on abnormalities of biological information of a patient or abnormalities of a medical apparatus, and a control unit configured to associate same alarm contents that are included in the different alarm information in terms of the alarm contents that indicate contents of abnormalities causing the generation of the alarms is provided.10-04-2012
20100271212DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING BODILY FLUIDS - This invention relates to a device for use in detecting and monitoring bodily fluids, the device includes electrodes configured and arranged to be electrically connected to respective conductive element connector means, the conductive element connector means being adapted to be electrically connectable to a moisture sensing means in the form of conductive elements being provided on or in a textile material, and wherein the conductive elements are of a electrically separated distance such that, in use, when an amount of moisture or fluid is present on or in the textile material between the conductive elements, an electrical closed circuit is formed between the conductive elements causing the electrodes to change state from being electrically open to being electrically closed.10-28-2010
20100007503ALARM SYSTEM - An automated method and computer system for monitoring a person's safety which allows a person to input a time by which the person is to confirm their safety and input a time period calculated from the inputted time should the person be delayed in confirming their safety. The system contacts the person if no confirmation is received by expiry of the specified time period and alerts a security service to register a lack of confirmation and that the person may be in danger.01-14-2010
20100007502PROCESSES AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF ABNORMAL SITUATIONS OF A PERSON IN A LIVING SPACE - Method and system for detecting abnormal situations of a person in a living place. One such method involves: receiving information provided by a sensor carried by the person, which information relates to at least one vital variable of the person, receiving information originating from a series of motion sensors provided at various locations in the living place, and comparing said information with predetermined rules involving timeouts established as a function of the location and of the period of the day, or else different timeouts depending on whether an anomaly has been detected at the level of the vital variable, or else according to a common process relaunched upon each arrival in a new location although no abnormal situation exists, and in response to the previous step, triggering or otherwise a signalling of abnormal situation. Application in particular to the telesurveillance of the elderly, with improved discrimination between normal, anomalous and alert situations.01-14-2010
20120256749Method and Apparatus for Health Monitoring - A computer implemented method includes communicating with one or more medical and/or wellness devices. The method further includes receiving one or more data related to a medical or wellness condition from at least one of the one or more medical and/or wellness devices. The method additionally includes reporting a measurement from the one or more medical devices based at least in part on the received data.10-11-2012
20120262296USER INTENT ANALYSIS EXTENT OF SPEAKER INTENT ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A speaker intent analysis system and method for validating the truthfulness and intent of a plurality of participants' responses to questions. A computer stores, retrieves, and transmits a series of questions to be answered audibly by participants. The participants' answers are received by a data processor. The data processor analyzes and records the participants' speech parameters for determining the likelihood of dishonesty. In addition to analyzing participants' speech parameters for distinguishing stress or other abnormality, the processor may be equipped with voice recognition software to screen responses that while not dishonest, are indicative of possible malfeasance on the part of the participants. Once the responses are analyzed, the processor produces an output that is indicative of the participant's credibility. The output may be sent to proper parties and/or devices such as a web page, computer, e-mail, PDA, pager, database, report, etc. for appropriate action.10-18-2012
20120188083WIRELESS MONITORING OF SAFETY HELMETS - The subject disclosure provides a system and method for remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet. In one aspect, the system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system also includes a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system further includes a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.07-26-2012
20090021381DANGER DETERMINING DEVICE, DANGER DETERMINING METHOD, DANGER NOTIFYING DEVICE, AND DANGER DETERMINING PROGRAM - A sensing history database for storing ID and position information of an article detected by an article detecting unit and ID and position information of a person detected by a person detecting unit, a dangerous article database in which an article having a possibility of posing danger in an environment to be watched over is defined for each individual, an accessible location database for storing accessible locations in the environment for each individual, an article-leaving-operation determining unit for determining that the person has left the article from the position information of the article and the position information of the person stored in the sensing history database, and a left-article danger degree determining unit for determining as dangerous when determined that combination of the ID of the person and the ID of the left article in the environment is dangerous from information defined in the dangerous article database and determined that the person present in the environment can access the position of the left article in the article-leaving-operation determining unit.01-22-2009
20090021380STATUS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A status communication device includes a housing, at least one measuring unit, at least one state displaying unit, a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, a data selecting unit, and a state display controlling unit. The at least one measuring unit measures biological data of a user and an ambient state of the housing. The at least one state displaying unit displays a state of the user or the ambient state of the housing. The transmitting unit transmits first measurement-related data to at least one external device. The first measurement-related data is measurement data measured by the measuring unit or data based on the measurement data. The receiving unit receives second measurement-related data from at least one external device. The data selecting unit selects one state corresponding to the second measurement-related data to display with the state displaying unit if the receiving unit receives a plurality of the second measurement-related data within a prescribed interval. The state display controlling unit controls the state displaying unit based on the second measurement-related data selected by the data selecting unit.01-22-2009
20120262295METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING MOVEMENTS OF AN ANIMAL - A method for monitoring movements of an animal, wherein the animal is provided with a device having sensor means for detecting movements, and generating at least a signal with information about detected movements of the animal. The device is further provided with a control unit for processing the information in the signal and for storing the processed information and transmitter means for transmitting information stored in the control unit. The method comprises: 10-18-2012
20120229281APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING KEYBOARD INPUT - An apparatus and method for monitoring keyboard input are provided. The method includes monitoring input from the user over a predetermined interval, determining whether the amount of input over the predetermined interval has exceeded a predetermined threshold, and transmitting a warning to the user when the amount of input over the predetermined interval has exceeded the predetermined threshold.09-13-2012
20110121974REAL-TIME METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING HYGIENE COMPLIANCE WITHIN A TRACKING ENVIRONMENT - A real-time method and system are provided for monitoring hygiene compliance within a tracking environment provided by real-time tracking apparatus. Auto-ID personnel tags are associated with personnel whose hygiene compliance is desired to track locations of the personnel within the environment. Each of the personnel tags is capable of transmitting a wireless signal including ID information unique to its associated personnel tag. Personnel location information is generated based on the locations of the personnel tags within the environment. The method includes associating an auto-ID dispenser tag with each cleaning agent dispenser located within the tracking environment. Each of the dispenser tags is capable of transmitting a wireless signal including ID information. The method further includes sensing a state change which indicates activation of a particular dispenser. The method still further includes scanning a region about the activated dispenser for a first period of time in response to the state change to receive a wireless signal including its associated ID information transmitted by a personnel tag detected within the region. The method further includes utilizing the dispenser tag associated with the activated dispenser to transmit at least one wireless signal including information which identifies the detected personnel tag. The method still further includes assigning a status of hygiene compliant to the person associated with the detected personnel tag based on the signal transmitted by the dispenser tag.05-26-2011
20100328078System and Method for Providing Visual and Physiological Cues in a Matching System - A portable matching device and method is provided. The portable matching device includes a memory that is configured to store first identification information. A communication device in the portable matching device is configured to transmit the first identification information from the memory to a presence detector and to receive a matching attribute from a server, which is configured to determine whether a first profile associated with the first identification information and a second profile match according to matching criteria. The portable matching device further includes a match indicator that is configured to present the matching attribute, which is unique to the second profile and is presented by the match indicator so as to be at least one of outwardly visible or audible so as to be information to a person other than a user of the matching device of the match.12-30-2010
20100328077WIRELESS POWER MODULATION TELEMETRY FOR MEASURING A PARAMETER OF THE MUSCULAR-SKELETAL SYSTEM - A sensing insert device (12-30-2010
20100328075APNEA DETECTOR AND SYSTEM - An apnea detector is disclosed. In some embodiments, a detector unit in communication with a capacitive type sensor is adapted to receive an electrical signal which is indicative of variable capacitance resulting from movement of a subject and to emit an alert signal when the received electrical signal is indicative of symptoms of apnea. In one embodiment, a detector unit is in communication with a curvature sensor adapted to detect a variable curvature of a subject body surface resulting from breathing patterns of a subject. The detector unit is attached to an article of clothing of the subject. A monitoring system comprises a detector unit for detecting one or more subject related parameters of interest and for emitting acoustical information after determining that a subject related parameter of interest has a predetermined status, and a stationary unit disposed within an audible range of the detector unit for receiving the emitted acoustical information.12-30-2010
20100328074HUMAN PRESENCE DETECTION TECHNIQUES - Human presence techniques are described. For instance, an apparatus may comprise one or more physical sensors operative to monitor one or more physical characteristics of an electronic device, and a security controller communicatively coupled to the one or more physical sensors. The security controller may be operative to control security for the electronic device, the security controller comprising a human presence module operative to receive a request to verify a presence of a human operator, determine whether the human operator is present at the electronic device based on sensor data received from the one or more physical sensors for the electronic device, the sensor data representing one or more physical characteristics of the electronic device, and generate a human presence response indicating whether the human operator is present or not present at the electronic device based on the sensor data. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-30-2010
20120319846Combination Bio-Sensing and Proximity Switch - A combination switch and communication device/sensor safety device that prohibits an exercise, or similar machine, or any power equipment or machine from running while a person is not correctly positioned to operate it. A proximity sensor in combination with a biological sensor are worn by the user. A receiver switches the machine off if a positive signal is not received from both biological sensor and from the proximity sensor thus shutting down the machine if the user is not safely positioned to operate it.12-20-2012
20120319849Real-Time Event Notification - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the real-time notification of user events. According to various embodiments described herein, a user initiates a notification process in which the geographic location of a device associated with the user, as well as any desired activity data, is generated into a real-time notification for another party. The location of the user device is determined upon the initiation of the notification process. Original or pre-programmed messages may be posted on a website or delivered along with the location of the user device to any number of communication devices. The various embodiments provide an efficient manner of updating selected individuals with the location of a user and of providing those individuals with desired information.12-20-2012
20120319847SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING A FEBRILE CONDITION AND REDUCING RISKS OF SPREADING INFECTION - The technology provides an external device for estimating a core body temperature of a human subject, and a system for use in a local area, such as a school, hospital, workplace, and the like. The wrist monitor device includes a casing sized and shaped to fit onto a wrist of a human subject. The casing has a first face and a second face. In addition there is a cavity in the casing that houses a heat trap. The heat trap has an opening oriented to receive incoming thermal energy and a shell of a thermal-insulation material that has an inner thermal energy-reflective surface. Detected temperature data is compiled in a database and used to estimate whether an identified individual has a core body temperature indicative of a fever. There is also provided a system for identifying persons and screening the persons for a febrile condition. The system may include the steps of: identifying a person using data input by the individual or detected from indicia of the person and previously stored data about the person; detecting a temperature condition of the person; determining whether the person has a febrile condition using the detected temperature condition and previously stored temperature data of the person; and taking action to restrict ingress, deny ingress or allow ingress, based on the determined febrile condition of the person requiring ingress.12-20-2012
20120319848METHOD, ARRANGEMENT AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING ALARMS IN PATIENT MONITORING - A method, device, and computer program product for managing alarms during a care process are disclosed. Care is provided to a subject according to settings of at least one care device and physiological parameters obtained from the subject are monitored, wherein the monitoring comprises triggering an alarm in response to detection of an alarm event. To enable smooth transfer from an alarm event to normal monitoring state, at least one available control option is determined for recovering from the alarm event. A user is prompted to select one of the at least one available control option, thereby to obtain a user-selected control option and the settings of the at least one care device are adjusted according to the user-selected control option.12-20-2012
20110032107ABNORMALITY DETECTING DEVICE FOR HEART ASSIST DEVICE, METHOD FOR DETECTING ABNORMALITY OF HEART ASSIST DEVICE, AND ABNORMALITY DETECTING PROGRAM - In order to provide an abnormality detecting device for a heart assist device, a method for detecting an abnormality of a heart assist device and an abnormal state of a heart assist device detecting program which can early detect an abnormal state, the abnormality detecting device for a heart assist device according to the present invention includes a user information acquiring means for obtaining user information that indicates an operation state of the heart assist device implanted in a body of a user or a biological state of the user measured by the heart assist device and associating said user information with time to store in a history information storing means, and an abnormal state judging means for referring said history information storing means and judging whether or not an abnormal state is present based on a history of said user information.02-10-2011
20110037596IDENTIFYING ACTIVITY IN AN AREA UTILIZING SOUND DETECTION AND COMPARISON - Microprocessor technology is used to detect routine sounds in a substantially enclosed environment to determine normal or abnormal activity or noise within the environment (i.e., habitual behavior of an individual) A device is situated in a substantially enclosed environment with audio input device similar to a microphone and an optional visual display for interaction with the local users. The device has the ability to be controlled locally via key-pad or USB port connected to a local laptop computer, or remotely via a phone line or Ethernet connection to internet. The device further performs audio pattern recognition using waveform matching scheme to detect the occurrence of pre-programmed sounds representing routine activities. The microprocessor counts the number occurrence of each recognizable sound for a particular interval and over a length of a day or other duration and reports to a remote server. The remote server performs tracking and trending analysis to a web-based caregiver client. Significant changes are detected and reported to caregiver or family web-based client.02-17-2011
20110037595DRIVER STATE MONITORING SYSTEM - A Driver State Monitoring System prevents any casualty on the road because of drowsiness while driving. It is an in-vehicle, vision-based electronic system for automobiles. It utilizes a camera installed on the vehicle facing towards the driver. It captures the edge-based face features of the driver. Thereafter, the real time image processor extracts the desired image from the image and estimates the correct position of the eye, the nose and the head orientation of the driver's face based on the predetermined values. The signal generator generates a warning signal when there is any abnormality detected based on the output of the status examination result generated by the real time image processor. These signals can be can be an acoustic signal, a videft signal, a photonic signal or a haptic signal.02-17-2011
20120326873ACTIVITY ATTAINMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WELLNESS APPLICATION USING DATA FROM A DATA-CAPABLE BAND - Activity attainment techniques and devices are configured for use with a data-capable wearable or carried device. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data representing an activity profile including one or more activities, an activity including data representing a quantity of motion actions, a quantity of time units and an activity type configured to combine to establish a target score. The method includes acquiring data representing parameters associated with activities, determining a first score for a first activity associated with the activity profile, determining a second score for a second activity, and calculating an activity score at a processor. Also, the method can include modifying the activity profile to change the target score, and causing presentation of a representation of the activity score or a derivative value thereof.12-27-2012
20110227741EMERGENCY RESCUE SYSTEM TRIGGERED BY EYE EXPRESSION RECOGNITION AND METHOD FOR SAME - In an emergency rescue system triggered by eye expression recognition, an eye expression recognition based emergency rescue client and an eye expression recognition based emergency rescue server are provided which are connected to each other over a wired or wireless network, wherein said eye expression recognition based emergency rescue client composes a rescue requesting message and transfers it to the eye expression recognition based emergency rescue server, wherein the rescue requesting message is created by combining two group of rescue requesting signals and processing them with reference to a prepared message conversion database; the first signal which represents, on virtual plane, a series of patterns of a rescue requester's eye gaze change or movement derived from eye components, and the second signal which represents the change of intentional eyelid blinking.09-22-2011
20120081229COVERT SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - A system for covertly activating an alarm comprising: at least one processor; at least one covert 3D sensor; and computer executable instructions readable by the at least one processor and operative to: use the at least one covert 3D sensor in conjunction with gesture recognition software to sense at least one covert gesture made by at least one person in a space; and covertly trigger an alarm based on the at least one covert gesture.04-05-2012
20100231390IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus that enables to prolong lives of device parts of which lives are limited by preventing unnecessary returns from the power saving mode, and reduce unnecessary power consumption. A first living body detection unit detects a living body that approaches the apparatus to input a trigger. A second living body detection unit detects a living body that approaches the apparatus for other purposes. A switching unit switches a mode from a first electric power mode to a second electric power mode when the first living body detection unit detects the living body and when the second living body detection unit does not detect the living body, and maintains the first electric power mode when the first living body detection unit detects the living body and when the second living body detection unit detects the living body.09-16-2010
20120092169METHOD OF ASSESSING HUMAN FALL RISK USING MOBILE SYSTEMS - A method for determining the motive instability of an individual using foot pressure, foot speed and foot direction data collected from sensors on shoes. The sensed data is used to determine the minimum number and the placement of pressure sensors in the shoe. The data from the sensors is processed to extract spatial and temporal parameters as desired. The data is grouped into segments based on a segmentation rule. The trend in each segment is determined. The variability of the trend in each segment is determined. The risk of fall is computed on the basis of the trend and variance. The computation is adjustable by emphasizing certain parameters in order to tailor the instability assessment to a specific individual.04-19-2012
20120092168Signal Converting Cradle for Medical Condition Monitoring and Management System - A monitoring apparatus is disclosed which includes a receiver unit for receiving data and outputting a first alert signal based on the received data; and a docking unit comprising a converter unit which converts the first alert signal when the receiver unit is connected to the docking unit.04-19-2012
20120092167APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PLAYING AND/OR GENERATING AUDIO CONTENT FOR AN AUDIENCE - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a corresponding method for playing and/or generating audio content for an audience, comprising a sensor input that receives sensor data from one or more sensors monitoring the audience, a situation recognition unit that analyzes said sensor data to identify characteristic movement patterns of one or more members of the audience, a control unit that selects music and/or generates verbal communication based on the identified characteristic movement patterns, and an audio output that outputs said selected music and/or said verbal communication.04-19-2012
20120286955SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ALARMS BASED ON ALARM PATTERNS - An alarm system can include one or more processors. Such processors can receive physiological parameter data associated with a patient. The one or more processors can also select an alarm pattern based at least in part on an indicator of an attribute of the patient. The alarm pattern can include a plurality of different thresholds and corresponding periods of time. Further, the one or more processors can generate an alarm when a value associated with the physiological parameter data satisfies at least one threshold of the plurality of thresholds for the period of time corresponding to the at least one threshold.11-15-2012
20120139732APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING PRESSURE INJURIES AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS IN SEDENTARY PATIENTS - A warning device for the prevention of pressure sores and circulation problems from prolonged inactivity includes a sensor positioned in a pad to detect the weight of a user on the pad. A sitting timer measures the amount of time the user has continuously sat on the pad, and an alarm activated by the warning device when the user has continuously sat on the pad in excess of a first predetermined limit, wherein the alarm includes a visual alarm mechanism, an auditory alarm mechanism, and a sensory alarm mechanism. A standing timer is started when the user's weight is removed from the pad and measuring the amount of time the user has been off of the pad. The alarm is reactivated if the sensor detects the user's weight reapplied to the pad before the standing timer has expired.06-07-2012
20100164728System, method and implementation for increasing a likelihood of improved hand hygiene in a desirably sanitary environment - A monitor implements a protocol for evaluating the sufficiency of a worker's hand washing activity in a desirably sanitary area. After a quantity of cleanser has been dispensed to the worker, data representative of the frequency, amplitude and duration of hand reciprocation by the worker are combined according to a predetermined mathematical proposition to provide a hand cleansing quality indicator. The indicator is then compared to a predetermined threshold level to determine if the protocol has been satisfied. Preferably, the predetermined mathematical proposition includes variable multipliers which can be selected to reflect the importance to the user of the frequency, amplitude and duration components of the proposition and the user can also select the predetermined pass/fail threshold.07-01-2010
20130015975Distributed Medical Sensing System and Method - A method of communicating medical sensing data including receiving, at a patient communication system, medical sensing data collected by a medical sensing device during a medical sensing procedure. The method also includes creating, with the patient communication system, a data message, the data message including at least a portion of the medical sensing data, information about the medical sensing procedure, and information about the medical sensing data and transmitting, with the patient communication system, the data message to a centralized computing device over a data network.01-17-2013
20110156914Systems And Methods For Detecting Use Of An Electronic Control Device - A system detects that an electronic control device for inhibiting use of skeletal muscles by a human or animal target has been used. The system includes a radio receiver and a circuit. The electronic control device causes a radio signal when used. The circuit detects a plurality of properties of a received radio signal and outputs a signal in response to comparing the received properties to expected properties.06-30-2011
20110156913WARNING DEVICE AND WARNING METHOD THEREOF - A warning device includes a sensing unit, a comparing unit, a controlling unit and a warning unit. The sensing unit sense whether a part of the body of a person is sticking out of the window and generates a sensing signal. The comparing unit detects if the sensing signal is at least a predetermined value. If it is determined that the sensing signal is at least the predetermined value, a part of the body of the person is sticking out of the window and the comparing unit generates a warning signal. The warning unit is used for generating the alarm, and is capable of alternating between an alarm state and standby state. The controlling unit responds to the warning signal to detect whether the warning unit is in the alarm state, and disables the warning unit to start generating the alarm when the warning unit is in the standby state.06-30-2011
20110156912Sick Signal, Embedded Intelligent Continuous Pulse Monitor and Monitoring Method Thereof - A sick signal, embedded intelligent continuous pulse monitor and monitoring method thereof is covered by a flexible material so that the flexible material is fitted to a pulse's position of a human body (such as wrist or ankle) and comprises: a processing unit connected with a pulse detecting unit to receive a pulsing frequency of an artery; at least one control unit to control and transmit a signal to the processing unit to be calculated; at least one display unit to receive a processed signal via the processing unit and display the processed signal; a signal transmitting unit connected with the processing unit to transmit the processed signal to an external device. Moreover, when the pulse is over a predetermined value in response to actual age of the patient, the display unit makes warning signal to provided related information to the patient or caregiver.06-30-2011
20080231460Surveillance Detection System and Methods for Detecting Surveillance of an Individual - A system and processing techniques are provided for automatically detecting when an individual is under surveillance. At least one uniquely identifying characteristic associated with a vehicle or a person in proximity to the individual is detected as the individual moves about a geographic region, such as when the individual is traveling in a car. Positions in the geographic region where the uniquely identifying characteristics are collected and the times of these collections as the individual moves about the geographic region are also captured. Data is stored for detections of the uniquely identifying characteristics, times of detections and the positions where the uniquely identifying characteristics are detected as the individual moves about the geographic region. The stored data is analyzed to determine whether the individual is under surveillance based on (1) a match of the uniquely identifying characteristics with data stored in a database of known surveillance threats (vehicles, individuals or other characteristics) without regard to the time, distance and direction parameters associated with detection of those uniquely identifying characteristics; or (2) at least two detections of the same uniquely identifying characteristics sufficiently separated by time, distance and direction as said individual moves about said geographic region; or (3) based on either (1) or (2).09-25-2008
20110273299Ventilator-Initiated Prompt Regarding Auto-PEEP Detection During Volume Ventilation Of Non-Triggering Patient - This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory parameters, analyzing those parameters and providing useful notifications and recommendations to clinicians. That is, modern ventilators monitor, evaluate, and graphically represent a myriad of ventilatory parameters. However, many clinicians may not easily identify or recognize data patterns and correlations indicative of certain patient conditions, changes in patient condition, and/or effectiveness of ventilatory treatment. Further, clinicians may not readily determine appropriate ventilatory adjustments that may address certain patient conditions and/or the effectiveness of ventilatory treatment. Specifically, clinicians may not readily detect or recognize the presence of Auto-PEEP during volume ventilation of a non-triggering patient. According to embodiments, a ventilator may be configured to monitor and evaluate diverse ventilatory parameters to detect Auto-PEEP and may issue suitable notifications and recommendations to the clinician when Auto-PEEP is implicated. The suitable notifications and recommendations may further be provided in a hierarchical format.11-10-2011
20110273298Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Hygiene - Method and apparatus for monitoring and reporting hand washing at a sanitizing station employs a sensor for signaling the dispensation of a sanitizing agent from a dispenser and setting a clear signal to permit passage through a portal, such as an entrance to a room. The module in turn includes an input element, an output element, a processor, and memory. The module operates in person and administrator modes. In the person mode, the module responds to an input signaling that a person has dispensed sufficient sanitizer to mitigate the spread of germs from care giver/health care worker to patient. The person activates the sanitizer to dispense the sanitizer liquid or foam and that action signals that the cleaning agent has been dispensed and turns on the entrance permitted light. If the dispenser is not activated or the amount of sanitizer dispensed is not adequate to sanitize the person's hands, a sensor positioned at the entrance of the door alarms. The apparatus may be installed quickly and easily, at lower cost, in a wide variety of sanitization stations, and can be used with existing, preinstalled sanitization dispensers or with a new dispenser. When in administrator mode, the module allows for passage of beds, equipment and supplies to the room.11-10-2011
20130176125MANAGING A POTENTIAL CHOKING CONDITION WITH A MONITORING SYSTEM - A method, system or computer usable program product for managing a potential choking condition with a monitoring system including monitoring by the monitoring system by detecting relative positions of a set of emitters disposed along an object, wherein a choking condition is indicated by the set of emitters being on close proximity to a neck portion of a body and arranged in a potentially choking configuration, and responsive to the determination of the choking condition, the monitoring system performing an action.07-11-2013
20130176126SYSTEM FOR MONITORING RUNNING STEPS - Systems and methods of monitoring a running step and signaling the runner when a correction is desired. In one aspect, the portion of the foot that contacts the ground first is monitored to determine if a correction is desired. To monitor the running step, a step analyzing apparatus can be used that is positioned within a shoe. The step analyzing apparatus can include sensors that are positioned at the midfoot and the heal when the apparatus is within the shoe. To signal the runner, an indicator can be used that is positioned within the shoe or outside the shoe. The step analyzing apparatus can also be used in a ski boot to monitor proper ski form. Running cadence can also be monitored to determine if a correction is desired.07-11-2013
20130176127Context Dependent Application/Event Activation for People with Various Cognitive Ability Levels - The system includes a computer-readable memory having a data structure configured to store information about a time-based event for a patient having reduced cognitive abilities, and optionally also electronic data reflecting the patient's cognitive ability. A networked computer system coupled to the computer-readable memory provides an information communicating interface to the patient. The computer system is programmed to monitor context information relevant to the patient and to dynamically adjust the presentation of the stored information based on the context, and optionally also based upon the patient's cognitive ability.07-11-2013
20080218357Method and Apparatus for Determing Animal Relationships - A system and method of determining a relationship between a first animal (09-11-2008
20130113628SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA ANOMALY DETECTION PROCESS IN ASSESSMENTS - A method, computer program product, and computer system for detecting cheating in an assessment. Brainwaves of a user are identified. An attention level of the user is determined with the identified brainwaves. The attention level of the user is analyzed. An action of the user is classified as a cheating event using the analyzed attention level of the user.05-09-2013
20130099930System and Method for Providing Need Specific Service Identifiers - The present invention generally relates to healthcare call bells. Specifically, this invention relates to a call bell system and method for providing a need specific service identifiers and requests based on one or more criteria identified by the system.04-25-2013
20110267195System For Displaying And Quantifying Hits In Real Time Using Monitors Or Large-Format Projection Screens - For displaying impact, impulse, acceleration, and/or pressure effects on a part of the body of a living thing, having a covering element for covering the part of the body that is to be monitored, said element having sensors for detecting the impact, impulse, acceleration and/or pressure effects, and a transmission device for transmitting the impact, impulse, acceleration and/or pressure values detected by the sensors, a receiving device for receiving the transmitted impact, impulse, acceleration and/or pressure values, and a display device for the transmitted impact, impulse, acceleration, and/or pressure values, wherein a plurality of sensors are arranged within the covering element, at a spatial distance from each other, for detecting the location and the intensity of the impact, impulse, acceleration and/or pressure effects, and information about the location of the impact, impulse, acceleration, and/or pressure effects and/or for identifying the detecting sensor is transmitted, together with the detected impact, impulse, acceleration, and/or pressure effects, by the transmission device.11-03-2011
20130127622METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR REMOTE DIAGNOSIS - The present invention relates to a remote treatment method and an electronic device. More specifically, the present invention provides a remote treatment method and an electronic device that indicate a progress state of a checkup.05-23-2013
20130135107Interaction Analyzer - A method of analyzing participant activity includes providing an identification unit to a participant, receiving signals from the identification unit, determining location of the participant based on the received signals, storing the location information and the associated timestamp and analyzing the stored information.05-30-2013
20130127620MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT FALL RISK - Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage media are provided for facilitating the management of a patient's fall risk. It is determined that the patient has previously been classified as a fall risk. Inputs are automatically received from fall risk sensors located in the patient's clinical care room, and, based on the inputs received from the fall risk sensors, it is determined that the patient is currently at risk for falling. Alerts are initiated and settings for components within the clinical care room are adjusted to decrease the patient's fall risk.05-23-2013
20110210853METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULTANEOUS GUIDELINE EXECUTION - A system and method for retrieving a plurality of sets of recommendations, each of the sets of recommendations corresponding to a condition of a patient, displaying a first one of the sets of recommendations, monitoring data related to each of the plurality of sets of recommendations, determining, based on the monitored data, whether a second one of the sets of recommendations is to be displayed and displaying the second one of the sets of recommendations.09-01-2011
20080198024Capacitance-based occupant detection system and occupant protection system - A capacitance-based occupant detection system accurately determines seat occupancy and a failure of an electrode and between electrodes and includes an impedance calculation section, a Re/Im part calculation section, and a determination section. A first impedance Z08-21-2008
20080198023Method and Apparatus for Communication with Bystanders in the Event of a Catastrophic Personal Emergency - A system including a body worn audio communication device which can provide bystanders with verbal instructions in the event of a catastrophic personal health emergency. This is of particular use in situations that leave a patient unconscious, such as the onset of sudden cardiac arrest. This device is in communication with a system that provides it with an indication of personal health, which can be as basic as “ok” or “not ok”. This indication may be manually activated, or may include automated monitoring of one or more patient attributes coupled with automated determination of the patient's state of health.08-21-2008
20110221596COMBINATION OF A PORTABLE MONITORING DEVICE AND A PORTABLE DRIP INFUSION SET AND A METHOD OF MONITORING A PORTABLE DRIP INFUSION SET - There is provided a combination of a portable monitoring device for monitoring a portable drip infusion set for use in hospitals and the like and said portable drip infusion set, preferably being of the type comprising a liquid supply, a drip chamber downstream of said liquid supply for forming liquid drops and a flexible tube connecting said drip chamber with an injection needle.09-15-2011
20100309001Method and System for Transferring Analyte Test Data - A system for transferring data includes an analyte test instrument (ATI) adapted to store data, a wirelessly enabled data management device (DMD) for comprehensively analyzing data, and an adaptor removably connected to the ATI for transferring data stored on the ATI to the DMD. The adaptor includes a data communication device capable of removable connection with the ATI, a microprocessor electrically connected to the data communication device, a wireless controller electrically connected to the microprocessor and a wireless transceiver electrically connected to the wireless controller. In use, data transfer is executed between the ATI and the DMD by electrically and mechanically connecting the adaptor to the ATI. Data stored on the ATI is then automatically downloaded into adaptor memory. Upon completion of the download, the user activates an externally accessible input device on the adaptor which, in turn, wirelessly transmits data from the adaptor memory to the DMD.12-09-2010
20100309000Emergency Signal Bracelet - A bracelet (12-09-2010
20120274469Portable Fitness Monitoring Systems, and Applications Thereof - Portable fitness monitoring systems, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring system includes a portable fitness monitoring device, a sensor in communication with the portable fitness monitoring device for sensing performance parameters during a physical activity conducted by the user and communicating performance parameter data to said portable fitness monitoring device, a portable music device coupled to the portable fitness monitoring device, and an audio output device coupled to the portable fitness monitoring device, wherein music is transmitted from the portable music device to the audio output device through the portable fitness monitoring device.11-01-2012
20120274468PORTABLE COMPLIANCE DISPENSER - A portable compliance dispenser provides a compliance module that is removably attached to a replaceable refill container, which carries any suitable liquid material, such as sanitizer. The compliance module is configured to be worn or carried by an individual and communicates hygiene compliance data to a remote monitoring station when material from the refill container is dispensed.11-01-2012
20130176128ACTIVITY TREND DETECTION AND NOTIFICATION TO A CAREGIVER - In one example, a process includes receiving a plurality of first communications and a plurality of second communications, each first communication capturing activity of a patient or other monitored person using a first device at a different time and each second communication capturing activity of the patient or other monitored person using a second device at a different time. The process includes identifying a macro trend for all monitored activity of the patient or other monitored person based on data taken from the first and second communications. The process includes comparing data taken from a new communication from at least one of the first and second devices to the identified macro trend. A caregiver may be notified according to the comparison.07-11-2013
20110234409Telemedicine Application for Remote Monitoring, Viewing and Updating of Patient Records - Systems and methods of providing telemedicine services are provided. A system can include a medical device that obtains diagnostic information, a gateway device coupled to the medical device, an application server coupled to the gateway device via wired and wireless networks, a database coupled to the application server, the database storing the diagnostic information, and an analyzing device coupled to the database, the analyzing device analyzes records in the database to identify diagnostic information that exceeds predefined thresholds.09-29-2011
20110234408BODY POSITION MONITORING SYSTEM - A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.09-29-2011
20110234407HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE DEVICE - A device, system, and method of ensuring hand hygiene compliance is provided including a device for dispensing hygiene maintenance material that also monitors a detection zone to determine if an individual is present. The device, system, and method provide reminders and tracking of use of the dispensing device and the relation of that use compared to a desired use profile.09-29-2011
20110234406SIGNATURE ANALYSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A signature analysis system can include a mobile signature analysis unit and a home unit. The mobile signature analysis unit can include a sensor module to monitor and capture an entity's activity information and a processing unit to analyze the activity information to detect a signature and determine an event corresponding to the signature. If the mobile signature analysis unit determines that a user has experienced a fall, for example, a notification can be sent to the user's caregiver by one or both of the mobile signature analysis unit and the home unit.09-29-2011
20100315240MESSAGING ENGINE HEALTH CHECK - A method comprises submitting a content message to an alerting engine from a health monitor, said content message being configured to cause said alerting engine to send an alert message to a communications device. The method may further comprise determining, using said health monitor, an expected alert message according to said submitted content; receiving, at said health monitor, an alert message forwarded from said communications device; comparing said received alert message with said expected alert message; and selectively sending an alarm message based on said determination.12-16-2010
20130154837HEALTH CARE SERVER AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - The inventive concept relates to a health care system, and more particularly, to a health care server of the health care system and a method of operating the same. The health care server includes a symptom collection module collecting clinical information of patient from a hospital server and health information of patient from an individual health record server; an alarm and reaction rule management module generating an alarm rule on the basis of the clinical information and the health information; and an alarm generation module monitoring the health information or the clinical information and generating an alarm when the monitored health information or the clinical information corresponding to the alarm rule. The health care server can provide a different alarm service to a patient having a different health state with reference to clinical information and health information of each patient.06-20-2013
20130181840Attention Assistance and Monitoring - An attention assistance device configured to help maintain a user's focus on a given task. In one embodiment, text is presenting to a user on a touchscreen. The user tracking the text using a finger is monitored. The user is stimulated when the finger stops tracking the text for a predetermined period of time. In another embodiment, an electronic device presents an output configured to be tracked by a user. A monitoring device observes the user tracking the output. A sensory stimulating device stimulates the user when the “tracking” falls below an attention threshold.07-18-2013
20110298619ANIMAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An animal monitoring system, comprising at least one tag attachable to an animal, a real time location system (RTLS) for determining the three dimensional position of said at least one tag within a monitoring zone, orientation determining means for determining the orientation of said at least one tag, and discriminating means for discriminating between different activities of the at least one animal based upon the location and orientation of the animal's tag within the monitoring zone.12-08-2011
20110309936INTELLIGENT SWITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS - An intelligent switching method and system. The method includes retrieving by a computer processor of an intelligent switching device, detection data indicating that an individual is located within a specified proximity of an apparatus. The intelligent switching device is lockably attached to the apparatus. The computer processor receives a request from an individual for enabling the apparatus. The computer processor determines that the individual is in compliance with safety procedures associated with operating the apparatus and generates an enable signal. The enable signal enables a power signal for the apparatus. The computer processor indicates that the apparatus has been enabled and is operational.12-22-2011
20130187779Hand Sanitizer Compliance Detection System - A hand sanitizer compliance detection system for RFID-tagged employees comprises a hand sanitizer station with a detector enclosure having a sensor and an aperture that narrows a field of view by the sensor to define a hand detection zone.07-25-2013
20130187780Method and Device for Personalized Interactive Monitoring for Diabetes - The invention relates to a method of doing business based on a device which interacts with a server and with the user's health monitors (including physicians), and through these interactions guides the user to eat, exercise and test blood glucose and ketones so as to help maintain blood glucose (BG) and ketone levels at desirable levels, and also logs the results. The device is a wireless-linked (to the server) combination glucometer/accelerometer, which displays a series of user-interactive screens, having only a few icons per screen, which the user can selectively activate.07-25-2013
20120019387FALL-DOWN ALARM SYSTEM - A fall-down alarm system includes a contact detection unit, a non-contact detection unit and a fall-down evaluation unit connecting respectively to the contact detection unit and non-contact detection unit. The contact detection unit and non-contact detection unit respectively detect an abnormal detected shape of an object and abnormal life symptoms of the object, and then the fall-down evaluation unit determines a fall-down condition and sends a trigger signal to request assistance. Through the contact detection unit and non-contact detection unit respectively detecting the shape and life symptoms of the object, the erroneous fall-down judgment can be reduced.01-26-2012
20120019386Wireless biosensor network for point of care preparedness for critical patients - A biodegradable, bio-compatible material is described for use in wireless biosensors for point-of-care applications. The biosensor made from this biomaterial is capable of sensing environmental effects and as well as presence of bio-logical entities in the environment of concern simultaneously. Such a sensor can be used for evaluating point-of-care environmental preparedness for a specific patient through continuous monitoring of patient health performance due to environmental exposure. A two-tier network architecture is established for real-time monitoring (static case) that also provides warning of accumulated exposure. Wavelet analysis can be used to identify anomalies in the sensed data to initiate a warning.01-26-2012
20120032807CUFFS FOR RESTRICTION OF VEHICLE OPERATION - Operation of a generally requires that the operator have sufficient range of motion in the upper limbs to 1) steer the vehicle and/or 2) to operate the vehicle's ancillary controls. The presently disclosed technology provides for limiting upper limb movement by requiring a user's upper limbs to be oriented in a way as to limit or prevent the user from being able to operate the vehicle. Cuffs may be secured to a variety of locations on a user's upper limbs. In a predetermined upper limb position, the cuffs are oriented in a specific location and orientation on the user's upper limbs and in a specific proximity and orientation with respect to one another. The user is compliant by maintaining the cuffs in the predetermined upper limb position. To ensure compliance, the cuffs are equipped with a compliance monitor that monitors the cuffs contact, proximity, and/or orientation with one another in conjunction with GPS information such as location and/or speed.02-09-2012
20120032806DETECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS HAVING DETECTING APPARATUS - A detecting apparatus for a mobile terminal, including a determination unit configured to determine whether a user's attention is preoccupied, and a warning unit configured to provide an alert, in response to the determination unit determining that the user's attention is preoccupied.02-09-2012
20090153335NOTIFICATION IN A VIRTUAL RECEPTIONIST METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method of notification in a virtual receptionist system. The method begins by determining that a guest has arrived. The guest is determined without active participation from the guest. An alert is activated for each greeter in a plurality of greeters designated to greet guests. It is determined whether any greeter has acknowledged a corresponding alert. Thereafter, alerts corresponding to each greeter are de-activated when there is an acknowledgment.06-18-2009
20120056745Notification control apparatus, electronic apparatus, timepiece apparatus and program - The invention is intended to prevent sunburn of a user. A CPU prompts the user to perform sunburn preventing treatment after an elapse of a first period, and notifies the elapse of a second period after the elapse of the second period from the prompt.03-08-2012
20130201020NUISANCE ALARM REDUCTIONS IN A PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITOR - A method and apparatus for controlling alarms in a medical diagnostic apparatus where an alarm is generated when a measured value for a physiological parameter is outside a specified range. The method continuously calculates a baseline value, and establishes dynamic thresholds that are related to and continuously track the baseline value. The method determines the amount of time the measured value is past the dynamic threshold, and the amount by which the threshold is passed. Alarms are triggered based upon a combination of the amount of time and the amount by which the threshold is passed. Preferably, the combination is an integral or some function of an integral.08-08-2013
20130099929DISPENSER WITH SOUND GENERATORS - In combination a fluid dispenser for dispensing fluid and a sound sensing mechanism remote from the fluid dispenser, the fluid dispenser dispensing fluid when activated, the fluid dispenser including a sound generator which generates a sound when the fluid dispenser is activated, the sound sensing mechanism separate from and spaced from the fluid dispenser, the sound sensing mechanism including a sound sensor to sense the sound generated by the sound generator, the sound sensing mechanism including a communication system to transmit data representative of the sound sensed by the sound generator.04-25-2013
20130099928Method and System for Detecting Duress Using Proximity Card - The system and method for detecting duress using a proximity card comprising at least one transponder and a switch. The switch configured to activate with the user's touch. The switch comprising a thermistor, a piezoelectric sensor, an exposed electrode, a capacitive sensor, or the like, which is located on the proximity card. The switch is configured to modify the signal form a first transponder, or activate a second transponder, thereby sending a duress signal. If a duress pattern is recognized, then the system notifies another party of the situation, or sets a system flag.04-25-2013
20120299733Presence detection system and lighting system comprising such system - A presence detection system (11-29-2012
20120075103SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIEWING PATIENT DATA - Methods of measuring features of a digitally generated waveform include communicating patient data to a device that is remote from a source of the patient data, generating the waveform on a touch-screen display of the device, and measuring along an axis of the waveform. The measuring includes generating a first point corresponding to the waveform based on contact with the touch-screen display, generating a second point corresponding to the waveform based on contact with the touch-screen display, automatically measuring a distance between the first point and the second point along the axis upon generation of the second point, and displaying a value corresponding to the distance on the touch-screen display.03-29-2012
20120086573MONITORING ACTIVITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL - Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods, devices, and systems to monitor activity. One method to monitor activity includes monitoring activity of an individual including detecting a sensor activated by an individual during the individual's daily activities. The embodiment also includes comparing the sensor activation to a predetermined sensor activation timeframe, determining whether to initiate an alert based upon the comparison, and checking for at least one other sensor activation to confirm whether an alert should be initiated.04-12-2012
20120086572TEMPERATURE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A microcontroller receives color codes of pixel points in an image captured by an infrared camera. If there is a color code falling within a color code range corresponding to a warning temperature range, the microcontroller determines a location of the pixel point of the image corresponding to the color code. A block of a monitored area of the image corresponding to the location is determined. An alarm is activated and an LED (light-emitting diode) is controlled to point at the determined block to let monitoring people know which person object has an inappropriately high temperature.04-12-2012

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