Reprogrammable remote sensor monitoring system

  • US 20030122677A1
  • Filed: 11/12/2002
  • Published: 07/03/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Apparatus for remotely monitoring and assessing the status of a human subject, the apparatus comprising:

  • a central monitoring device;

    at lease one automatic sensor associated with and monitoring the condition of the human subject; and

    a portable monitoring unit capable of communicating with the central monitoring device, the portable monitoring unit comprising a programmable microprocessor in communication with at lease one automatic sensor, the microprocessor being responsive to the occurrence of any of a set of activating parameters for an activation condition selected from the group consisting of a preselected state for at least one automatic sensor and a request signal from an external source, a first transceiver in communication with the microprocessor, for communicating signals between the microprocessor and the central monitoring device, and a power supply connected to provide power to the microprocessor and to the first transceiver.

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