Reprogrammable remote sensor monitoring system

CAFC
  • US 6,940,403 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2002
  • Issued: 09/06/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for remotely monitoring and assessing the status of a human subject, the apparatus comprising:

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

    a portable monitoring unit capable of communicating with a central monitoring device, the portable monitoring unit comprising;

    a programmable microprocessor in communication with the at least one automatic sensor, the microprocessor being responsive to the occurrence of any of a set of activating parameters, the activating parameters selected from the group consisting of a preselected state of the 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 at least one of the microprocessor and the first transceiver.

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