WO2001095792A2 - Communication transmission device for recording a body function - Google Patents

Communication transmission device for recording a body function Download PDF

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WO2001095792A2
WO2001095792A2 PCT/DE2001/002172 DE0102172W WO0195792A2 WO 2001095792 A2 WO2001095792 A2 WO 2001095792A2 DE 0102172 W DE0102172 W DE 0102172W WO 0195792 A2 WO0195792 A2 WO 0195792A2
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Anastasios Leontarakis
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
    • G08B21/00Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal operating condition and not elsewhere provided for
    • G08B21/02Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
    • G08B21/04Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
    • G08B21/0438Sensor means for detecting
    • G08B21/0453Sensor means for detecting worn on the body to detect health condition by physiological monitoring, e.g. electrocardiogram, temperature, breathing
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B5/00Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
    • A61B5/0002Remote monitoring of patients using telemetry, e.g. transmission of vital signals via a communication network
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
    • G08C17/00Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link
    • G08C17/02Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link using a radio link

Abstract

A device comprising a measuring sensor for recording measured values of a body function, a transmitter unit and a communication terminal is described, whereby the communication terminal is arranged for the display and/or storage of the measured values. A telephone, for example, is used as communication terminal. Should the measured value exceed a pre-determined threshold value then an emergency signal is given.

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Communication terminal for detecting a body function

The invention relates to an apparatus for detecting a body function according to the preamble of claim 1.

There are communication terminals, known as phones that are now used in almost all areas of daily life.

Furthermore, sensors are known which bodily functions, such as pulse or blood pressure, are recorded and displayed.

The object of the invention is to provide an apparatus for detecting body functions, having an enhanced functionality.

The object of the invention is solved by the features of claim 1.

Further advantageous embodiments of the invention are characterized in the dependent claims.

A significant advantage of the invention is to acquire data of a body function with a sensor and to transmit the data with a transmission unit to a communication terminal, wherein the data is stored from the communication terminal and / or illustrated. In this way, an existing communication terminal can also be used to capture and display of body functions.

The invention is explained below with reference to the Figures; in which: Figure 1 is a phone with a sensor and Figure 2, a method for operating the telephone.

1 shows a communication terminal in the form of a tele-Fons 1, comprising an arithmetic unit 6, a transmitting / receiving unit 10, a data memory 12, a display driver 9, a display panel 8, a keyboard 7 and a second interface 4, wherein the data storage 12 , the second interface 4, the keyboard 7, the display driver 9, and the transmitting / receiving unit 10 to the computing unit 6 are connected. The display driver 9 is connected to the display panel 8, which is formed, for example, as an LCD display. The transmitting / receiving unit 10 is connected to an antenna. 11 6 also comprises the computing unit to a timer 13 for measuring time. The term communication terminal equipment to be understood with which information is collected, displayed and can be exchanged with other devices.

Furthermore, in Figure 1, a detection unit 2 with a sensor 5 and a first interface 3 is illustrated. The sensor 5 detects measured values ​​of a body function and outputs them via the first interface 3, for example in the form of an infrared signal to the second interface 4. In a simple embodiment, the first and the second interface 3, 4 connected to each other via a cable.

The sensor 5 is formed in such a way that it can detect one or more of the following measured variables of an organism, preferably a human being:

Pulse, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen content, calories and temperature. The indication of the measured variables is not exhaustive and can be extended to any interesting metric. In a preferred embodiment, a position determination device 14 (GPS) is provided, with which the position of the detection unit 2 and / or the telephone 1 is determined. The GPS system 14 comprises a third interface 15, which transmits through the second interface 4 the location of the detection unit and / or the telephone 1 to the computation unit. 6

The operation of the invention will be explained with reference to FIG 2 nä- forth:

At program point 10, an operator by actuating one of the keyboard button 7 outputs a start signal to the processing unit 6. Then, the arithmetic unit 6 is activated when REFERRED TO INTERCHANGEABLY program point 15, the detection unit 2. At program point 20, the detecting unit 2 detected by the sensor 5, for example, the pulse of a People. For this, the sensor 5 is attached to the earlobe of man. Preferably, a timer is simultaneously started, the decision is neither integrated into the detection unit 2, or as a timer 13 in the arithmetic unit. 6

At the following program point 30 of the pulse is preferably transmitted, the number of pulse beats per minute to the phone 1 via the first and the second interface 3 4. The calculation unit 6 stores the transmitted measured values ​​of the pulsation in the data memory 12 at program point 40, and then places them at program point 50 on the display panel 8. In this way, a real-time monitoring of the measured value is made possible. The arithmetic unit 6 preferably stores, in addition to the detected measuring value from the time of the measured value in the data storage 12th For this, the time of day is preferably stored. The storage time of day permits subsequent analysis over one day, one month or one year. Preferably, the spatial position of the detection unit to the arithmetic unit 6 is transmitted and stored and / or displayed. At the following program point 60, the inquiry is made whether the operator has pressed a stop button on the keyboard. 7 If this is the case, then the program branches to point 70th At program point 70, the detection of the pulse is terminated and the detecting unit 2 is switched by the computation unit 6 in an idle state.

If the interrogation in program step 60 that no Stoppta- ste was pressed, then a comparison of the detected from the sensor 5 measuring values ​​is followed by at program point 80th The measured values ​​with predetermined values ​​are compared can be stored via the keyboard 7 in the data memory 12th In the present example, a pulse of 160 beats per minute is stored in the data memory 12 as a reference value. If the comparison at program point 80 that the detected from the detection unit 2 frequency of the pulsations is greater than 180 beats per minute, then the program branches to program point 90th At program point 90, a Ausgabesi- generated gnal. The output signal consists, for example in a display signal in which the telephone 1 emits an optical, an acoustic signal or a vibration signal.

In a further development of the invention, a home formation from the telephone 1 via the antenna 11 is sent out as a signal. The

Information comprises, for example in an automatic call a predetermined telephone number. The given phone number can be for example the telephone number of a doctor or a family member. a stored in the data memory 12 emergency text and / or the spatial position of the detection unit 2 is In another exemplary form also automatically transmitted to a predetermined telephone number. Preferably, the transmission of the emergency text is repeated at predetermined time intervals.

Another embodiment of the invention is that an SMS message or an e-mail is transmitted with a predetermined text and / or the spatial position of the detection unit 2, instead of a telephone call. to be delivered which signal from the telephone 1 or emitted, can for example be selected from the keyboard 7 by an operator.

If the interrogation in program step 80 that the transmitted from the detecting unit 2 value for the pulse rate is below the comparison value, then branches back to program point to-twentieth

In a further preferred embodiment a plurality of detection units 2 are provided, the various body functions such. capture as blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen level, heart rate, calories burned or temperature and transmit it to the phone first In this embodiment, a comparison of the measured values ​​of the different functions of the body with appropriate comparison values ​​and, preferably, also a combined process is carried out at program point 80 equal, in which the measurement values ​​of various body functions are combined together with further reference values ​​compared. In this way, a relatively accurate monitoring of the body condition is possible. The other benchmark data are also stored in the data storage 12th

In a further preferred embodiment, the recorded during the measurement time measured values ​​in the form of a timing diagram according to a corresponding input from the keyboard 7 on the display panel 8 is ones shown, is after the end of a measurement recording. The acquired measured values ​​in the correlation are represented at the time the particular time of day or weekly.

Furthermore, can be printed in a preferred embodiment, the data stored in the data memory 12 measured values ​​and data via the second interface 4, for example to a computer or outputted to a printer. Furthermore, the stored measured values ​​can be evaluated in the phone 1 statistically over time. For example, the measured values ​​in the form of one week plan, a Mo natsplanes or a year plan are presented.

In a preferred embodiment, the memory is in the form of a memory card 12, which can be removed from the phone 1 and can be used in another phone.

In this way, the measured values ​​of an operator can be used in different phones first

Preferably, the computing unit is designed in such a way that statistical analysis of the measured values, such as is possible to calculate a mean value over a predetermined period of time, the calculation of a minimum or maximum value over a similar period.

Claims

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1. A device for detecting body functions with a sensor for detecting measured values ​​of a body function, characterized in that a transmission unit (3) is provided that transfers the measured values ​​to a communication terminal (1) NEN kön-, and that the communication terminal (1 ) (for displaying (8) and / or storing 12) is formed of the measured values.
2. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that a time measuring device (13) is provided, with which the time is measured during the detection of the measured values.
3. A device according to any one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that a computing unit (6) is provided, that a display field (8) is provided, that the Rec enein- unit (6) the measured values ​​in a diagram over time represents on the display (8).
4. Device according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that a computing unit (6) is provided, that a data memory (12) is provided, that the computation unit (6) of the sensor (2, 5) detected measurement values ​​in the data storage (12) stores.
5. Device according to claim 4, characterized, in that the computing unit (6) in addition to the measured values ​​of the
Time at which the measured values ​​were recorded, stores it in the data memory (12).
6. Device according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the computing unit (6) compares the measured values ​​with a predetermined comparison value, and that the computing unit (6) emits an output signal when the measured values ​​exceed the comparison value.
7. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that the computing unit (6) as the output signal automatically calls a predetermined telephone number or sends an e-mail to a predetermined e-mail address, or a text message to a specified phone number, transfers, or a acoustic, optical, or outputting a vibration signal.
8. Device according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the computing unit (6) compares the measured values ​​of various body functions with predetermined comparison values, and that the computing unit emits an output signal when the measured values ​​exceed the predetermined reference values.
9. Device according to one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the body functions are monitored as pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose, the blood oxygen content or the temperature of a living being.
10. The device according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the computing unit (6) which displays the measurement values ​​which are stored in the data memory (12) in the form of a statistical analysis on the display panel (8).
11. The device according to one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that the data memory (12) is in the form of a removable data card.
12. Device according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that a locating member (14) is provided, which determines the location of the communication terminal (1) and / or of the measuring sensor (5), and a computing unit (6) of the communications terminal (1) transmits.
13. The apparatus according to claim 12, characterized in that the arithmetic unit transmits auto- matically to a telephone number or e-mail address as the output signal of the spatial position.
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