DE102017108735A1 - Computer-implemented method for notification of a companion by a user in an emergency situation as well as computer program product, computer-readable storage medium and data processing system - Google Patents

Computer-implemented method for notification of a companion by a user in an emergency situation as well as computer program product, computer-readable storage medium and data processing system

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DE102017108735A1
DE102017108735A1 DE102017108735.4A DE102017108735A DE102017108735A1 DE 102017108735 A1 DE102017108735 A1 DE 102017108735A1 DE 102017108735 A DE102017108735 A DE 102017108735A DE 102017108735 A1 DE102017108735 A1 DE 102017108735A1
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Abstract

The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for notification of a companion by a user in an emergency situation as well as a computer program product, computer-readable storage medium and data processing system. It is provided that a request step is made, in which a user sends a request to a companion by means of a first mobile terminal, an acceptance step, in which the companion performs an acceptance of the request by means of a second mobile terminal and the user on the first mobile Terminal is notified, a building step in which a permanent data transmission channel between the first and the second mobile terminal is established, a check step in which is repeatedly checked whether an activation action by the user took place, and upon detection of the activation action, a telephone or video telephony channel is established between the first and the second mobile terminal.

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  • The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for notification of a companion by a user in an emergency situation.
  • In an emergency situation, an affected person often does not have the time or is no longer able to make an emergency call independently. As an emergency situation comes for example a physical attack, a robbery, an accident, a disease-related emergency or a similar sudden emergencies situation in question, which is not predictable for the person concerned.
  • In such emergency situations, a quick alert by rescue workers or the police can save lives and prevent worse. If an affected person is no longer able to send an emergency call as quickly as possible, for example by means of a mobile phone, sometimes decisive time elapses in order to summon rescuers or the police in good time. This can be the case, for example, if the person concerned can no longer reach their mobile phone with their hands because they defend themselves against an attacker, flee or, due to serious injuries, no longer have the motor skills to independently hand-hold the mobile phone to use.
  • While it would be conceivable to prevent such incidents by talking to a person on the mobile phone during a journey home, so that person would immediately see if an emergency situation occurs. However, in this case there is the problem that considerable telephone costs may arise or telephoning is not possible. This may be the case, for example, when the person is riding on the bicycle or while driving. In addition, a called person can not determine where the person in an emergency situation is at the time of the emergency. A location by the police is also very inaccurate in such cases, as this is only to determine which radio cell of a mobile network, the mobile phone of the person is logged. This location of the mobile phone by means of a radio cell is therefore often too imprecise to determine the exact location of the person.
  • In addition, it may be detrimental to the attacked person if the attacker learns that a call for help is being dropped by the attacked person. Therefore, it would be advantageous in some situations if a cry for help would be secretly deductible.
  • The invention is therefore based on the object that a person from such an emergency situation can contact another person to get help as quickly as possible, especially without the user has to use his hands.
  • To achieve this object, the features of claim 1 are provided according to the invention. In particular, it is thus proposed for the solution of the stated object in a method of the type described in the introduction that this comprises at least the steps:
    • Sending a request to a companion network or a companion by the user via a first mobile terminal,
    • Sending an acceptance of the request of the user by the companion or a companion of the escort network via a second mobile terminal to the first mobile terminal of the user,
    • Construction of at least one data transmission channel, in particular a continuously maintained data transmission channel, for the transmission of data between the first and the second mobile terminal,
    • repeated control by means of the first mobile terminal as to whether an activation action is taken by the user, wherein when an activation action occurs, a telephone or video telephony channel is automatically set up between the first and the second mobile terminal.
  • On the basis of the computer-implemented method according to the invention and, as described below, based on the computer program product, the computer-readable storage medium and the data processing system, it is therefore possible to inform a companion in an emergency situation as quickly as possible by call on his mobile terminal. The companion can therefore hear after opening the voice or video telephony channel and / or see in which emergency situation the user is. The companion can then as soon as possible drop off their own emergency call to the police or emergency services to provide the user with help directly.
  • The user can choose by means of a request directly, for example via his mobile phone number, in particular by SMS, by e-mail or via a communication platform a desired companion. Furthermore, it is possible that a request is also sent to a companion network, which consists of a variety of possible companions. Upon acceptance of the user's request by a companion, a communication channel is established between the first and second mobile terminals. This makes it possible For example, to send data about the location or messaging between the first and the second mobile terminal. At the same time, the first mobile terminal repeatedly checks whether an activation action is undertaken by the user. Should the user therefore make an activation action, a telephone or video channel is automatically established from the first to the second mobile terminal. This makes it possible to provide the user in an emergency situation with the fastest possible help.
  • It may be particularly useful if the request is sent by the user to the companion or to the companion network and / or the acceptance of the request by the companion to the user via a server, depending on a communication channel, preferably set up temporarily is established between the server and the first mobile terminal and between the server and the second mobile terminal. The respective connection between the first and the second terminal to the server is preferably established via the Internet. The communication channel can therefore be, for example, a data transmission channel.
  • In order to be able to determine the current location of the user as accurately as possible, it may be expedient if the user is located in a further step. The location can be carried out, for example, by means of the mobile terminal, preferably by means of Global Positioning System (GPS). Positioning data obtained by the location contain the exact location of the user, in particular the latitude and longitude of the location.
  • To improve data security, it may be provided that location data of the user is not stored as a log, in particular not stored on the server. This can prevent that by a third party unauthorized access to a server or the motion profiles of a user can be obtained unlawfully.
  • It can be particularly advantageous if the user's location data is sent to the companion in real time or at regular intervals via the data transmission channel, in particular the data transmission channel maintained continuously, and if the location data is used to determine the location of the user on the second mobile terminal , In order to make it easier for the companion to be able to understand where the user is currently located, the companion can display the respective location of the user on a map displayed on the second mobile terminal. Alternatively or additionally, a display of GPS coordinates is also possible.
  • In emergency situations in which the user can not make an activation action with his hands to set up a telephone or video telephony channel without having to use his hands, the activation action can be performed by audio control. Preferably, the activation action may be by speech recognition. It may be particularly useful if the activation action is carried out by means of speech recognition by naming an activation code stored in a preceding deposit step. In order to keep the required storage space on the first mobile terminal as low as possible, it may be expedient if the speech recognition is performed on one or the previously mentioned server. The server can be set up in such a way that it uses a speech recognition library for speech recognition. The server can be connected to the library via an interface or it is stored on the server. Serving as an activation action codeword can be stored exclusively on the server. A codeword may be individually set by the user in a pre-stored step of the method. This can be done for example by recording a voice message. The voice message is then sent to the server via a communication channel and stored there. By recording an individual code word, it is possible for an attacker, even when the code word is called by the user, not to expect that a, in particular mute, call for help be made by means of the method according to the invention.
  • Via a microphone of the first mobile terminal audio data are constantly recorded and sent via the data transmission channel to the server. The server performs a speech recognition of the audio data and checks whether there is a match with the stored codeword. If there is no match of the audio data with the codeword, the aforementioned steps are repeated until the user pronounces the codeword or he has safely reached his destination. If the user calls the code word, then it is recognized by the server by means of speech recognition and the server initiates at the first mobile terminal the setting up of the telephone or video telephony channel to the second mobile terminal. The establishment of the telephone or video telephony channel is automatic, without the user having to take another action.
  • In an advantageous embodiment of the method can be further provided that the telephone or video telephony channel through the Activation action is established in a sleep mode and / or without unlocking the first mobile terminal. This has the advantage that the user can make an activation action even though he does not reach his mobile terminal with his hands to disable the sleep mode and / or it, in particular via a lock screen, by entering an unlock pattern, a fingerprint or a Number codes to unlock.
  • Alternatively or additionally, it can be provided that the companion at the second mobile terminal by a call acceptance, in particular by performing an acceptance action, opens the telephone or video telephony channel. An acceptance action may be, for example, the acceptance of a telephone call made by the attendant by operation of a button or element.
  • An alternative or additional development of the computer-implemented method can provide that at least one vital function of the user is measured, that a threshold value for the at least one vital function is determined, and that as an activation action for setting up the telephone or video telephony channel exceeding or falling below the one threshold value the at least one vital function is used. In particular, at least one selected from the group consisting of pulse, cornea reflex, pupillary reflex, pupil size, body temperature, perspiration, blood pressure, facial expression, brain activity and / or heart activity can be used as the vital function. In an emergency situation, the user may be exposed to great stress, which may be detected by measuring one or more vital signs. If the measured values of the at least one vital function exceed or fall below a defined threshold value, then an emergency situation can be discerned. For example, in the event of accidents or illness-related emergency situations, this can lead to an activation action due to the at least one threshold being exceeded or undershot. The same can apply to an attacked person who suffers great stress due to the attack.
  • It may also be expedient if the data transmission channel, in particular the continuously maintained data transmission channel, between the first and the second mobile terminal via one or the server, with a connection between the first and the second mobile terminal to the server via the Internet is constructed, in particular wherein a connection to the Internet via a mobile network, preferably via the SIM card service provider, is established.
  • Alternatively or additionally, it may be expedient if the telephone or video telephony channel is established via a mobile radio network, in particular via a SIM card service provider. This can be particularly advantageous when the data volume of the first mobile terminal or the second mobile terminal is used up, so that a telephone or video telephony channel can not or not in sufficient quality over the Internet, in particular via the server can be established.
  • In order to enable the fastest possible reaction of the companion in an emergency situation, it may be useful if the current location of the user automatically sent via the data transmission channel and / or via a mobile network to the second mobile terminal and an alarm function on the second mobile Terminal of the companion is activated. The location of the user can be sent for example by means of a text message (SMS), e-mail, push-up message or visual message in an application to the second mobile device. As an alarm function, an audible and / or a visual alarm can be set up on the second mobile terminal of the companion, which is activated in the case of an activation action.
  • It may also be particularly expedient if the companion automatically displays the current location of the user on a map on the second mobile terminal and / or the location data of the user on the second mobile terminal. This allows the companion the location of the user to a few meters exactly to the rescue services or police to pass, so that a quick on-site help is possible.
  • To confirm a secure arrival at a destination, it may be advantageous if the user sends on arrival at his destination via the first mobile device, an arrival confirmation to the second mobile terminal of the companion and thus closes the data transmission channel between the first and the second mobile terminal. It can be particularly expedient if the user executes an arrival confirmation by executing a confirmation action, preferably within an application. An executing action may be performed, for example, by inputting a numerical code, a fingerprint or an unlock pattern. It may also be advantageous if the user determines his destination before sending the request to the escort network or the escort, which can be done for example by entering coordinates, and if requested upon reaching the destination, an arrival confirmation to the companion's mobile terminal to send.
  • In order to be able to send the user and the companion a certain predefined information, for example an advertising message, in the case of a successful arrival, it may be expedient if, after sending the arrival confirmation from the first mobile terminal to the second mobile terminal, on the first and / or the second mobile terminal a predefinable message, in particular an advertising message is displayed.
  • To solve the above object, a computer program product comprising the commands is proposed, which in the execution of the computer program product by a computer, in particular by the first and / or the second mobile terminal and / or the server, these (n) cause, the Steps of the method according to the invention as described and claimed herein. In particular, the computer program product may be adapted to perform at least the steps:
    • Sending a request to a companion network or a companion by the user via a first mobile terminal,
    • Sending a request to a companion network or a companion by the user via a first mobile terminal,
    • Sending an acceptance of the request of the user by the companion or a companion of the escort network via a second mobile terminal to the first mobile terminal of the user,
    • Construction of a data transmission channel for the transmission of data between the first and the second mobile terminal,
    • repeated control by means of the first mobile terminal as to whether an activation action is taken by the user, wherein when an activation action occurs, a telephone or video telephony channel is automatically set up between the first and the second mobile terminal.
  • Furthermore, the computer program product according to the invention may comprise the instructions which, when the computer program product is executed by a computer, execute the steps of the method as described in the preceding paragraphs as a development of the computer program product.
  • In this case, it may be expedient for the computer program product to cause the user to send the request to the companion or to the companion network and / or to send the request to the user for acceptance of the request via a server, wherein one, Preferably temporary, communication channel between the server and the first mobile terminal and between the server and the second mobile terminal, in particular via the Internet, is established.
  • Alternatively or additionally, it may be expedient if the computer program product causes the user to locate the user in a further step, in particular by means of the mobile terminal, preferably by means of the Global Positioning System, and / or store the user's location data as a protocol in particular, will not be stored on the server.
  • According to a further advantageous embodiment, the computer program can be set up in such a way that it causes the location data of the user to be sent to the companion via the data transmission channel in real time or at regular intervals, and by means of the location data to determine the location of the user on the second mobile terminal is, in particular so that the companion thereby recognizes the respective location of the user on a displayed on the second mobile terminal card.
  • It may be particularly advantageous when the computer program product is set up to cause the activation action to set up the telephone or video telephony channel to be performed by audio control, preferably speech recognition by naming an activation code stored in a preceding deposit step, preferably wherein speech recognition occurs one or the server already mentioned, in particular wherein the server for speech recognition accesses a speech recognition library.
  • A further advantageous embodiment can provide that the computer program product causes the telephone or video telephony channel to be set up by the activation action in a sleep mode and / or without unlocking the first mobile terminal and / or that the companion on the second mobile terminal is answered by a call, in particular, by performing an acceptance action that opens the telephone or video telephony channel.
  • In order to be able to carry out an activation action quickly, it can be advantageous if the computer program product causes at least one vital function of the user to be measured, a threshold value for the at least one vital function to be set, and that activation action for setting up the telephone or Video telephony channels an over- or Falling below the one threshold value of the at least one vital function is used, in particular wherein at least one selected from the group consisting of pulse, corneal reflex, pupillary reflex, pupil size, body temperature, perspiration, blood pressure, facial expression, brain activity and / or heart activity is used as the vital function.
  • It can be particularly expedient if the computer program product is set up in such a way that it causes the data transmission channel to take place via one or the previously mentioned server, wherein a connection between the first and the second mobile terminal to the server is established in each case via the Internet, in particular wherein a connection to the Internet is established via a mobile radio network, and / or that the telephone or video telephony channel is established via a mobile radio network, in particular via a SIM card service provider.
  • In order to be able to provide the user with the fastest possible assistance, it may be advantageous if the computer program product causes the current location of the user to occur automatically via the data transmission channel and / or via a mobile radio network, in particular as a text message, e-mail when the activation action occurs PushUp message or visual message in an application sent to the second mobile terminal and an alarm function, in particular an audible and / or visual alarm, is activated on the second mobile terminal of the companion, and / or that the companion of the current location of the User are displayed on a map on the second mobile device and / or the location data of the user on the second mobile device automatically.
  • In order for the companion to learn that the user has safely reached his destination, it may be advantageous if the computer program product causes the user to send an arrival confirmation to the second mobile terminal of the companion on arrival at his destination via the first mobile terminal, in particular by executing a confirmation action, preferably within an application, and thus closes the data transmission channel, in particular wherein the user determines his destination before sending the request to the companion network or the companion, preferably by entering coordinates, and that the user is requested on reaching the destination to send an arrival confirmation to the second mobile terminal of the companion.
  • It may also be expedient if the computer program product is set up to initiate a predefinable message, in particular an advertisement message, after the arrival confirmation has been sent from the first mobile terminal to the second mobile terminal on the first and / or second mobile terminal. is shown.
  • Other advantages of the computer program product have already been described in detail with respect to the computer-implemented method, which also apply to the computer program product.
  • Further, the invention includes a computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a computer, in particular by the first and / or the second mobile terminal, cause the latter to perform the steps of the computer-implemented method as described and claimed herein ,
  • The invention also includes a data processing system comprising means for performing the steps of the computer-implemented method of the invention as described and claimed herein.
  • According to a particularly advantageous embodiment of the system according to the invention, it may be expedient if the system has at least one sensor for measuring a vital function. It may be particularly expedient if the first mobile terminal and / or at least one external measuring device has a sensor for measuring at least one vital function. This makes it possible, for example, to monitor at least one vital function of the user by coupling the first mobile terminal with another sensor by measuring the vital function by means of the sensor.
  • The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for notification of a companion by a user in an emergency situation as well as a computer program product, computer-readable storage medium and data processing system. It is provided that a request step is made, in which a user sends a request to a companion by means of a first mobile terminal, an acceptance step, in which the companion performs an acceptance of the request by means of a second mobile terminal and the user on the first mobile Terminal is notified, a building step in which a permanent data transmission channel between the first and the second mobile terminal is established, a check step in which is repeatedly checked whether an activation action by the user took place, and upon detection of the activation action, a telephone or video telephony channel is established between the first and the second mobile terminal.
  • The invention will now be described with reference to an embodiment, but is not limited to this embodiment. Further exemplary embodiments result from the combination of the features of one or more protection claims with one another and / or with one or more features of the exemplary embodiment.
  • It shows:
    • 1 a schematic representation of the process for sending a request to a companion network or a companion by the user and the acceptance of the request of the user by the companion,
    • 2 a schematic representation of the depositing step and the speech recognition of a codeword as an activation action,
    • 3 a schematic representation of the flow of the steps in an emergency situation.
  • The computer program product includes the instructions that execute the method steps described below when the computer program product is executed.
  • In 1 is shown as using the computer-implemented method and / or the computer program product by a user by means of the first mobile terminal 1 a request 6 to a companion 4 or a companion network 5 is sent. Sending and forwarding the request 6 takes place via a data transmission channel 18 , which is set up as a temporary communication channel. The request 6 is first sent to a server 3 Posted. Through the server 3 will be a review 7 the request 6 made and to a companion 4 or a companion network 5 forwarded. After selecting a companion 4 is by forwarding 8th the request 6 to the second mobile terminal 2 the request 6 to a specific companion 4 Posted. Take this companion 4 the request 6 of the user, that is, he wants to be the companion to the user, so will the assumption 9 the request to the first mobile terminal 1 as acceptance transmission 10 Posted. This transmission 10 can over the server 3 or a mobile network. A connection of the first mobile terminal 1 and the second mobile terminal 2 with the server 3 can be done over the internet. For this purpose, a connection to the Internet can be established via a mobile network.
  • Once the companion 4 the assumption 9 the request 6 the user becomes a permanent data transmission channel 18 for transmitting data between the first 1 and the second mobile terminal 2 built and opened. The data transmission channel 18 serves primarily the permanent transmission of location data of the user, in real time or at regular intervals to the second mobile device 2 of the companion 4 be transmitted. Furthermore, via the permanent data transmission channel 18 alternatively or additionally, chat communication and / or voice-over-IP telephony are performed.
  • In 2 is shown schematically as a recording of an activation code by means of the first mobile terminal 1 by the user and the activation code by means of a data transmission channel 18 to the server 3 is sent. The activation code can be, for example, a user-selected codeword.
  • The codeword may be in a deposit step 11 by means of the first mobile terminal 1 recorded and as an audio file to the server 3 sent and in the server 3 , especially exclusively in the server 3 , get saved.
  • In a verification step 12 through continuous control on the first mobile device 1 whether an activation action on the first mobile terminal 1 was made, the server checks 3 after acceptance 9 the request 6 through the companion 4 continuously, if the user has made an activation action. This will be done by the first mobile device 1 continuously recorded audio signals through a microphone and as audio data 15 saved and sent to the server 3 Posted. The server 3 checks incoming audio data 15 continuously through speech recognition 12 on whether the codeword was called. Upon recognition 13 the activation action by the server 3 That is, if by the first mobile terminal 1 an audio signal containing the codeword was recorded, the audio file 15 to the server 3 has been sent and this identifies the activation action through speech recognition, the server initiates 3 that by the first mobile terminal 1 the construction of a telephony or video telephony channel 16 via a SIM service provider 14 to the second mobile terminal 2 he follows. The companion 4 can on the second mobile terminal 2 by accepting the call the telephony or video telephony channel 16 to open.
  • As in 3 is shown by the server 3 at a detection 13 the activation action in addition to the construction of the telephony or video channel 16 also the current location data 17 of the first mobile terminal 1 the user via the permanent data transmission channel 18 or via the mobile network, in particular as a text message, e-mail, push-up message or visual message in an application to the second mobile device 2 of the companion 4 Posted.
  • The companion 4 experienced by the first mobile terminal 1 to the second mobile terminal 2 sent location data 17 the exact current location of the user. The location data 17 can thereby by means of the second mobile terminal 2 be processed so that the companion 4 on the second mobile device 2 on a map directly the last location of the user is displayed and / or the coordinates are displayed as a latitude and longitude measure. This allows the companion 4 make an emergency call and notify the emergency services or the police of the exact location of the user. The location data can be generated at the first mobile terminal, for example by GPS location.
  • Of particular note is that when an emergency situation and detection occur 13 the activation action a telephone or video channel 16 between the first mobile device 1 and the second mobile terminal 2 is also established when the first mobile terminal 1 is in a sleep mode and / or locked. An acceptance of the via the SIM card service provider 14 call after setting up the telephone or video channel 16 however, can by the companion 4 on the second mobile terminal 2 be made by an acceptance action, such as a push of a button.
  • In the illustrated embodiment of a method according to the invention, the activation action is set up as a code word which is entered by the user in a deposit step to be performed only once beforehand 11 individually determined. In an emergency situation, the co-word may have to be pronounced once or several times, in particular twice, in order to carry out an activation action. A microphone of the first mobile device 1 So listen for acceptance 9 the request 6 constantly with and sends the stored audio data 15 permanently to the server 3 , In a verification step 12 the server checks 3 the content by means of speech recognition according to the codeword specified by the user. Detects the server 3 that the user has pronounced the codeword, so by means of this activation action by the server 3 on the first mobile device 1 the telephony or video channel 16 to the second mobile terminal 2 built automatically. This can be done by the first mobile terminal 1 a telephone or video telephony call to the mobile number, which is determined in particular via the SIM card, the second mobile terminal 2 is made.
  • The verification step 12 , in which the audio data is checked by speech recognition for the codeword, takes place on the server 3 on which the codeword is also stored. The server 3 uses speech recognition libraries on the server 3 are stored or with which it is connected via an interface.
  • The location data 3 Although the user's are steadily over the server by means of the permanent data transmission channel 18 to the second mobile terminal 2 Posted. However, it is not intended that the tracking data of the user be stored as a log. In particular, it is not provided that the location data is stored on the server.
  • When an activation action occurs, it can be particularly helpful if the user's current location is automatically via the communication channel 18 and via the mobile network of the SIM card service provider, for example as a text message (SMS), e-mail, push-up message or visual message in an application to the second mobile device 2 is sent. In addition, an alarm function in the form of an audible and / or a visual alarm on the second mobile terminal 2 of the companion 4 to be activated. This has the advantage that the companion can pass the coordinates of the user directly to the police or rescue services.
  • If the user reaches his desired destination, he can use the first mobile device 1 an arrival confirmation via the data transmission channel 18 to the second mobile terminal 2 of the companion 4 send. For this purpose, it may be provided that the user carries out a confirmation action, for example within an application. Executing the arrival confirmation becomes the permanent communication channel 18 closed. It may be particularly useful if the first mobile terminal 1 ask the user, after reaching his destination an arrival confirmation to the companion 4 to send. This can for example be achieved by the user before sending the request 6 to the companion network 5 or directly to the companion 4 defines its destination by, for example, the coordinates of the destination at the first mobile terminal 1 enters or on a map on the first mobile device 1 chooses. The destination can be to the server 3 transmitted and stored there.
  • To the positive feeling of the user and the companion 4 may be useful after the successful achievement of the user of the destination, it may be useful if the user and / or the companion on the respective mobile device, a predefined advertising message is displayed when the user has reached his destination.
  • The first and / or the second mobile terminal may, for example, be a smartphone, tablet, notebook or personal digital assistant (PDA).

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  1. Computer-implemented method for notification of a companion by a user in an emergency situation, comprising at least the steps: Sending a request to a companion network or a companion by the user via a first mobile terminal; Sending an acceptance of the request of the user by the escort or a companion of the escort network via a second mobile terminal to the first mobile terminal of the user; Setting up at least one data transmission channel for the transmission of data between the first and the second mobile terminal; Repeated control by the first mobile terminal as to whether an activation action is taken by the user, wherein upon the occurrence of an activation action, a telephone or video telephony channel is automatically established between the first and second mobile terminals.
  2. Computer-implemented method according to Claim 1 characterized in that the user sends the request to the escort or to the escort network and / or sends the request to the user by the escort to the user via a server, each one, preferably temporary, communication channel between the server and the first mobile terminal and between the server and the second mobile terminal, in particular via the Internet.
  3. Computer-implemented method according to Claim 1 or 2 , characterized in that in a further step, a location of the user, in particular by means of the mobile terminal, preferably by means of Global Positioning System, made, and / or that location data of the user are not stored as a log, in particular not stored on the server.
  4. Computer-implemented method according to Claim 3 Characterized in that the location data of the user in real time or at regular intervals via the data transmission channel is sent to the attendants and that is carried out by means of the location data a location determination of the user on the second mobile terminal, in particular so that the companion characterized the respective location of the User sees on a displayed on the second mobile device card.
  5. Computer-implemented method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the activation action for establishing the telephone or video telephony channel by audio control, preferably by voice recognition, in particular by voice recognition by naming a stored in a previous deposit step activation code is made, preferably wherein the speech recognition on a or the server, in particular wherein the voice recognition server accesses a voice recognition library.
  6. Computer-implemented method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the telephone or video telephony channel is established by the activation action in a sleep mode and / or without unlocking the first mobile terminal and / or that the companion on the second mobile terminal by a call acceptance, in particular by performing an acceptance action that opens the telephone or video telephony channel.
  7. Computer-implemented method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least one vital function of the user is measured, that a threshold value for the at least one vital function is set, and that as an activation action to set up the telephone or video telephony channel exceeding or falling below the one threshold value the at least one vital function is used, in particular wherein at least one selected from the group consisting of pulse, cornea reflex, pupillary reflex, pupil size, body temperature, perspiration, blood pressure, facial expression, brain activity and / or cardiac activity is used as the vital function.
  8. Computer-implemented method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the data transmission channel via one or the server takes place, wherein a connection between the first and the second mobile terminal to the server is respectively established via the Internet, in particular a connection to the Internet via a mobile network is constructed, and / or that the telephone or video telephony channel via a mobile network, in particular via a SIM card service provider, is established.
  9. Computer-implemented method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that when the activation action, the current location of the user automatically via the data transmission channel and / or via a mobile network, in particular as a text message, e-mail, push-up message or visual message in an application, sent to the second mobile terminal and an alarm function, in particular an audible and / or a visual alarm, on the second mobile terminal of the companion is activated, and / or that the companion of the current location of the user on a map on the second mobile Terminal and / or the location data of the user are displayed automatically on the second mobile terminal.
  10. Computer-implemented method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the user sends on arrival at his destination via the first mobile terminal an arrival confirmation to the second mobile terminal of the companion, in particular by executing a confirmation action, preferably within an application, and thus the Data communication channel closes, in particular wherein the user before sending the request to the escort network or the companion determines his destination, preferably by entering coordinates, and is requested upon reaching the destination to send an arrival confirmation to the second mobile terminal of the companion.
  11. Computer-implemented method according to Claim 10 , characterized in that after sending the arrival confirmation from the first mobile terminal to the second mobile terminal on the first and / or on the second mobile terminal a predefinable message, in particular an advertisement message is displayed.
  12. A computer program product comprising instructions which, when the computer program product is executed by a computer, in particular by a first and / or a second mobile terminal and / or a server, cause it to perform the steps of the method according to one of the Claims 1 to 11 perform.
  13. A computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions which, when executed by a computer, in particular by a first and / or a second mobile terminal and / or a server, cause the latter to perform the steps of the method according to any one of Claims 1 to 11 perform.
  14. A data processing system comprising means for performing the steps of the method of any of Claims 1 to 11 ,
  15. System after Claim 14 , characterized in that the system comprises at least one sensor for measuring a vital function, in particular that the first mobile terminal and / or at least one external measuring device has a sensor for measuring a vital function.
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