System and method for detecting out-of-hospital cardiac emergencies and summoning emergency assistance

  • US 5,228,449 A
  • Filed: 01/22/1991
  • Issued: 07/20/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for monitoring the physiological condition of a user and alerting people to a user physiological condition problem, comprising:

  • monitor means for monitoring physiological condition of the user and transmitting signals indicative of said physiological condition, said monitor means worn on the body of said user and portable, said monitor means including;

    sensing means selectively actuated by said monitor means for sensing the physiological condition of said user; and

    transmitting means actuated by said monitor means for transmitting at least one wireless signal indicative of the second physiological condition of said user;

    base unit means for receiving said wireless signals from said transmitting means associated with said monitor means and analyzing said signals to determine the existence of said user physiological condition problem, said base unit means physically separate from said monitor means;

    message delivery means adapted for connection to a communications network and associated with and actuated by said base unit means for automatically delivering at least one message indicative of said user physiological condition problem on said communications network for summoning emergency assistance when said wireless signals indicative said user physiological condition problem.

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