Networked system for interactive communication and remote monitoring of individuals

  • US 5,997,476 A
  • Filed: 10/07/1997
  • Issued: 12/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for remotely monitoring an individual, the system comprising:

  • a) a server;

    b) remote interface means for entering in the server a set of queries to be answered by the individual; and

    c) a remotely programmable apparatus for interacting with the individual, the remotely programmable apparatus being in communication with the server via a communication network;

    wherein the server comprises;

    i) script generating means for generating a script program from the set of queries, the script program being executable by the remotely programmable apparatus to communicate the set of queries to the individual, to receive responses to the set of queries, and to transmit the responses from the remotely programmable apparatus to the server; and

    ii) database means connected to the script generating means, the database means for storing the script program and the responses to the set of queries;

    and wherein the remotely programmable apparatus comprises;

    i) communication means for receiving the script program from the server and for transmitting the responses to the server;

    ii) user interface means for communicating the set of queries to the individual and for receiving the responses to the set of queries;

    iii) memory means for storing the script program and the responses to the set of queries; and

    iv) processor means connected to the communication means, the user interface means, and the memory means for executing the script program to communicate the set of queries to the individual, to receive the responses to the set of queries, and to transmit the responses to the server.

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