Passometer and navigator fix equipment are becoming more and more universal.But current product generally can only be realized function separately separately, still there is no comprehensively to have the passometer of two kinds of functions.
U.S. Patent application US5119102A discloses a kind of distributing gps system, is used for shortening the search time to the people of emergency rescue request.This system has a GPS terminal, by this people, carried, also has Yi Ge information center, this information center follows this GPS terminal to connect by radio circuit, according to this people's assistance request signal, provide alarm information first, this comprises this people's position in alarm information, and being used for reminding needs suitable assistance.This GPS terminal can receive gps data from gps satellite, and this assistance request signal can be transmitted to information center together with gps data.In information center rather than at this GPS lane terminal, process these gps datas, calculate the position of this GPS terminal, to remove the counting circuit of GPS lane terminal from, make this GPS terminal enough small and exquisite, be easy to carry.
Chinese utility model patent CN202819781U discloses a kind of footwear with meter step and positioning function, and it comprises footwear body, and its improvement is: described footwear body is provided with holding tank, is provided with an electronic installation with meter step and positioning function in described holding tank; Described pedometer module involving vibrations inductive switch, main control chip, counter and storer, described counter, vibration inducted switch and storer are all electrically connected with described main control chip.Its beneficial effect is: the utility model arranges the electronic installation with pedometer module and GPS locating module on footwear body; By pedometer module, realize step function, in user's walking or running process, vibration inducted switch in pedometer module produces induced signal, main control chip is subject to actuated signal control rolling counters forward, simultaneously, GPS locating module can be realized track and localization function, can be followed the tracks of and be searched user's footprint and position by GPS locating module, thereby avoid user to go astray from the group or wander away problem appearance.
But the said goods of the prior art does not all provide according to the function that meter walks and locating information is reported to the police, the just simply combination of location and meter step, does not give full play to the complementarity between location and meter step.
Summary of the invention
In order to overcome above-mentioned deficiency of the prior art, the invention provides a kind of passometer of can auxiliary positioning and carrying out suitable alarm and/or prompting, comprise: control module, meter step unit, positioning unit, communication unit and Alarm Unit, described positioning unit is determined current user's position, described communication unit is for sending the definite meter step information in described meter step unit, the position location that described positioning unit is definite, and receive external information, the meter step information that described control module is definite according to described meter step unit, and/or the position location definite according to positioning unit, and/or according to described external information, control described Alarm Unit and carry out alarm or prompting.
Further, described external information comprises meter step information and/or the position location of the equipment communicating with described passometer.
Further, described meter step unit comprises multi-axis accelerometer.
Further, described positioning unit is GPS.
Further, described meter step information comprises step number, and/or acceleration.
Further, described acceleration is included in the acceleration in all around, vertical three directions.
Further, described passometer also comprises storage unit, and wherein pre-stored have an electronic map data.
Further, described storage unit comprises readable and writable memory.
Further, described passometer also comprises path setting element, for the user for this passometer, the route of expectation is set, and this route is arranged in described storage unit.
Further, described passometer also comprises Tip element, within the scope of the permissible variation of the route of the expectation whether described control module is set according to the position location of answering passometer to obtain from this distance perspective described storage unit, controls this Tip element and provides prompting.
Beneficial effect of the present invention is: passometer of the present invention is positioned, meter step information is carried out to alarm or prompting by the position to user, be conducive to when user is in falling into dell or when eminence drops or the unsafe condition such as slide from somewhere, send alarm or prompting, to help user to cause personnel's attention around, succoured in time.
Below in conjunction with accompanying drawing, describe embodiments of the invention in detail.
As shown in Figure 1, according to one embodiment of present invention, can auxiliary positioning and the passometer 100 that carries out suitable alarm and/or prompting comprise: control module 101, meter step unit 102, positioning unit 103, communication unit 104 and Alarm Unit 105.
Wherein, described positioning unit 103 is determined current user's position.In one embodiment of the invention, this positioning unit 103 adopts Global Positioning System (GPS) (GPS) to receive the signal from many GPS telstars that move on geostationary orbit, and then obtains the current residing latitude and longitude coordinates of user that passometer was worn or carried in expression.
Described Alarm Unit 105 has luminescent device and/or microphone device, for the form with sound/light, to outside, provides warning information.In another embodiment of the present invention, Alarm Unit 105 also comprises display screen, and for example LED display or LCD display, as man-machine interface, provide prompting message or warning information to user.These are presented at information on display screen and comprise one or more in word, picture, figure, video.
In one embodiment of the invention, step number and/or the accumulative total step number that pass by for obtaining this use procedure of user in meter step unit 102.In a preferred embodiment, meter step unit 102 is for measuring the passometer of step number, step-length and the distance of pedestrian's walking (running).By using together with timer, cadence and speed that (running) can be walked for measuring and provide pedestrian in meter step unit 102.The principle of passometer is well known to a person skilled in the art, does not repeat them here.
According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, meter step unit 102 comprises multi-axis accelerometer 106, and preferably, this multi-axis accelerometer 106 is three dimension acceleration sensors.The accekeration separately of current user in three-dimensional cartesian coordinate system, when obtaining step number, can also selectively be exported in this meter step unit 102.Now, described acceleration is included in the acceleration in all around, vertical three directions.Those skilled in the art should be noted that, in the present invention, alleged acceleration is not limited only to this three directions, but should be understood to can also be in the acceleration of above three directions two or more direction vectors that carry out producing after any-mode stack on acceleration.This stack can be obtained through vector superposed calculating by control module 101.
The meter step information that described control module 101 is definite according to described meter step unit 102, controls described Alarm Unit 105 and carries out alarm or prompting.Described meter step information comprises step number, and/or acceleration.
According to one embodiment of present invention, described control module 101, according to the definite acceleration in described meter step unit 102, is controlled described Alarm Unit 105 and is carried out alarm or prompting.For example, for example, when the accekeration (accekeration of vertical direction) of a certain dimension surpasses the first predetermined threshold value (being greater than gravity acceleration g), show that now user is in improper motion state.When control module 101 receives this state, control Alarm Unit 105 is sent to alarm or prompting to user.For example, for example, for example, if control module 101 detects the accekeration (certain direction of vertical direction or level or through two direction vectors that dimension is superimposed) of a certain dimension and surpasses the second predetermined threshold value (0.5g) and continue certain Preset Time (3 seconds), show now the residing motion state of user motion state normally.Now, also control Alarm Unit 105 is sent to alarm or prompting to user.This judgement is conducive to accidentally fall into dell or when eminence drops or slide from somewhere, send alarm or prompting as user, to help user to cause personnel's attention around, even helps user to sue and labour in time.
According to another embodiment of the invention, the position location that described control module 101 is definite according to positioning unit 103, controls described Alarm Unit 105 and carries out alarm or prompting.When the control module 101 described position locations of judgement are positioned at default hazardous location, control described Alarm Unit 105 and carry out alarm or prompting.
According to still another embodiment of the invention, control module 101, according to described external information, is controlled described Alarm Unit 105 and is carried out alarm or prompting.Described external information comprises meter step information and/or the position location of the equipment 200 communicating with described passometer 100.In a preferred embodiment, the passometer that equipment 200 is asked for protection for another the present invention, the i.e. above-mentioned passometer of can auxiliary positioning and carrying out suitable alarm and/or prompting.For example, when wearing or the residing one or more acceleration of user of Portable device 200 surpass predetermined threshold value (the first predetermined threshold value in above-described embodiment or the second predetermined threshold value), and/or, when wearing or the residing position location of user of Portable device 200 is positioned at default hazardous location, the control module 101 of passometer 100 is controlled its Alarm Unit 105 and is sent alarm or prompting, with this, come the user of indication equipment 200 in unsafe condition, need pay close attention to or sue and labour.
In the above-mentioned embodiment that relates to equipment 200, normally a plurality of passometers 100 are used simultaneously.For example, the head of a family carries a passometer (note is done " female passometer "), and child takes a passometer (note is done " sub-passometer "), and female passometer is communicated by letter by communication unit 104 with sub-passometer.When child has walked far or dropped in hole, can or remind and find him by alarm on the Alarm Unit of female passometer.In such cases, in a preferred embodiment, described female passometer and sub-passometer are also by communication unit separately, by the position location that positioning unit is obtained, send or receive the mode of the position location that the other side sends over, inform the other side's self geographic position, to receive that female passometer of alarm or prompting can help to find the user present position of sub-passometer.
According to still another embodiment of the invention, control module 101 is to realize according to two or more the combination of above-described embodiment for the control of Alarm Unit 105.
According to one embodiment of present invention, on the basis of the various embodiments described above, described passometer 100 also comprises storage unit 107, and wherein pre-stored have all kinds of electronic map datas.This electronic map data can be from electronic chart suppliers such as Gao De, Google, Baidu, and also picture carries out digitizing acquisition according to the map.
In a preferred embodiment, described storage unit 107 comprises readable and writable memory.Described passometer 100 also comprises path setting element 108, for the user for this passometer 100, the route of expectation is set, and this route is arranged in described storage unit 107.Path setting element 108 for example can pass through one or more modes among touch-screen, button, phonetic order, in conjunction with electronic chart, realizes.Its embodiment is common practise for a person skilled in the art.
According to another preferred embodiment of the present invention, described passometer 100 also comprises Tip element 109, within the scope of the permissible variation of the route of the expectation whether described control module 101 is set according to the position location obtaining from this passometer 100 described storage unit 107, control this Tip element 109 and provide prompting.This Tip element can employing sound and/or the form of light realize.
In above-mentioned each embodiment in the present invention, Alarm Unit 105 is also under the control of control module 101, at interval of certain hour, by communication unit 104Xiang First aid station or alarm mechanism, send the information such as emergency note, multimedia message, these information comprise that the position location of time, passometer 100 (comprises longitude and latitude and elevation information, preferably also comprise velocity information), to help outside rescue personnel or first-aid organ to find as early as possible user.
In the mode of word and accompanying drawing explanation, explained the structure of some embodiments of the present invention above, be not exhaustive or be limited to concrete form described above.Those skilled in the art can directly, beyond all doubtly determine can combination in any and form other embodiment from above-mentioned each embodiment, and those skilled in the art should to know other described embodiment be also in this application by intactly open separately.It should be pointed out that for those skilled in the art, under the premise without departing from the principles of the invention, can also make some improvements and modifications, these improvements and modifications also should be considered as protection scope of the present invention.