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Life Sciences Monitoring System: Commercial Aviation and Other Transportation Industry Carriers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015413D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The Life Sciences Monitoring System invention monitors airborne flight crews, and drivers of various forms of hazardous materials. Cockpit Crew and Truck Driver lifeForm Monitors can be implemented with concepts (similar to, but not limited to) communication busses, and wireless low-level sensors integrated directly into apparel and vehicular cockpits. Examples of this are: Flight suits, microphone headsets, steering wheels yokes, seats, and many other critically secured positions. The purpose of these monitors are to track and provide lifeForm points determined to be reliable metric points within the human body of pilots, flight crews, and drivers of hazardous materials for purposes of authentication authorization. In addition, interactive monitoring systems (e.g., webcams) can be installed throughout key points of the aircraft, or other equipment, to enable real-time audio and video feeds of any situation.

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  Life Sciences Monitoring System: Commercial Aviation and Other Transportation Industry Carriers

  The Life Sciences Monitoring System invention monitors airborne flight crews, and drivers of various forms of hazardous materials. Cockpit Crew and Truck Driver lifeForm Monitors can be implemented with concepts (similar to, but not limited to) communication busses, and wireless low-level sensors integrated directly into apparel and vehicular cockpits. Examples of this are: Flight suits, microphone headsets, steering wheels & yokes, seats, and many other critically secured positions. The purpose of these monitors are to track and provide lifeForm points determined to be reliable metric points within the human body of pilots, flight crews, and drivers of hazardous materials for purposes of authentication & authorization. In addition, interactive monitoring systems (e.g., webcams) can be installed throughout key points of the aircraft, or other equipment, to enable real-time audio and video feeds of any situation.

The following presents an overview of the protocol that a lifeForm listener program will step through, during the course of a typical analysis conducted while monitoring lifeForms on potentially hazardous transportation equipment. First, all personnel are authenticated using Biometric and/or SmartCards to the lifeform system(s), while at the same time, the system itself performs a ready check to validate the integrity is insured: All sub-systems are now fully activated & functional. Once authentication and systems self-test has been performed and all systems have passed, lifeForm monitoring will next self-engage to validate the operational state of the specific environments, including human lifeForms and equipment structure conditions.

Considering this invention, the following paragraphs illustrate what is to be processed by the lifeForm automated listener. This automated listener approach incorporates aspects of both the physical condition of the airship or transportation vehicle, as well as the on-board lifeForms. While in any phase of the listener analysis the lifeForm alert systems or sub-systems should happen to fail, and the failure(s) or sufficient statistical or equipment damage/deviation alerts are noted by the sensing devices, the lifeForm systems must all simultaneously engage to automatically determine (and communicate) the specific severities and immediate course of action(s). The single point of failure encountered by loss of the lifeForm Monitoring systems all together, would activate the worst case scenario prescribed by the appropriate transportation authorities.

If the lifeForm monitoring analysis determines a situation exists and is not life threatening, several steps in the listener process will begin. A transponder code automatically sends for respective FAA alert actions and pro-active monitoring to engage. Alternative monitoring systems become active where microphones & cameras are then monitored remotely....