Intelligent remote visual monitoring system for home health care service

  • US 5,553,609 A
  • Filed: 02/09/1995
  • Issued: 09/10/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/09/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A remote monitoring system for permitting a health care professional to provide health care to a patient in the patient'"'"'s home from a remote location, said system comprising:

  • a main database system including a first database having patient data stored therein and a second database having health care professional data stored therein;

    a supervisory control computer in communication with said main database system, said supervisory control computer having means for assigning at least one patient in said first database to a health care professional in said second database for providing health care thereto;

    a master monitoring computer located remote from the patient'"'"'s home and in communication with said supervisory control computer, said master monitoring computer having a first telephone modem associated therewith for transmitting and receiving data, said master monitoring computer being operable to provide a plurality of operator command signals at said first modem in response to a corresponding plurality of operator commands provided by the health care professional; and

    a slave monitoring computer located in the patient'"'"'s home, said slave monitoring computer having a second telephone modem associated therewith for transmitting and receiving data, said slave monitoring system being in communication with said master monitoring computer via a telephone link established between said first and second modems, said slave monitoring computer being responsive to said plurality of operator command signals to transmit real-time multimedia data relating to the patient to said master monitoring computer;

    wherein the health care professional may provide real-time health care to the patient in the patient'"'"'s home from a remote location.

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