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Business model for the telemetric use of mobile phone networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015064D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

With the imminent release of robust wireless interface technologies like blue tooth, together with the proliferation and coverage of digital mobile telephones and the ubiquity of the Internet, it is worth considering the possibilities that combining the three technologies would generate. One such possibility is to enable sensors with wireless interfaces such that they can use mobile phones in a telemetric like fashion to send data back to a WEB portal. Revenue would be collected from the mobile service provider as a percentage of the network usage( per SMS message/ per call etc.). Network Usage Billing of Network Usage Taking the concrete example of providing ambulatory patient monitoring service for hospitals and patients. A patient would be registered with a medical portal, where a profile and history database would be kept. The patient would be provided with a digital mobile telephone that had a wireless interface like blue-tooth. The patient would also receive the sensors necessary to monitor vital information like heart beat or blood pressure, etc. These sensors would also be enabled with identical wireless interfaces such that they could communicate with the mobile phone. The sensors would use the wireless interface to the mobile telephone to periodically transmit the patients vital information back to the medical portal. This could be in the form of WAP or SMS messages. The portal would analyze the data in order to provide a variety of services: Ambulant monitoring, diagnostic services, emergency services, automated patient location, prescription reminders etc.

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Business model for the telemetric use of mobile phone networks

  With the imminent release of robust wireless interface
technologies like blue tooth, together with the proliferation and
coverage of digital mobile telephones and the ubiquity of the
Internet, it is worth considering the possibilities that combining
the three technologies would generate. One such possibility is to
enable sensors with wireless interfaces such that they can use
mobile phones in a telemetric like fashion to send data back to a
WEB portal. Revenue would be collected from the mobile service
provider as a percentage of the network usage( per SMS message/ per
call etc.).

Network Usage

Billing% of Network Usage

Taking the concrete example of providing ambulatory patient
monitoring service for hospitals and patients. A patient would
be registered with a medical portal, where a profile and history
database would be kept. The patient would be provided with a
digital mobile telephone that had a wireless interface like
blue-tooth. The patient would also receive the sensors necessary
to monitor vital information like heart beat or blood pressure,
etc. These sensors would also be enabled with identical wireless
interfaces such that they could communicate with the mobile
phone. The sensors would use the wireless interface to the mobile
telephone to periodically transmit the patients vital information
back to the medical portal. This could be in the form of WAP or
SMS messages. The portal would analyze the data in order t...