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RESCUE ALERT FEATURE FOR PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019897D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Brigitte I. Bastaldo: AUTHOR

Abstract

Current emergency functionality in private radios does not allow for the automatic signal for help when its user becomes incapacitated. This is because there are no options for the radio user to customize the system’s process of signaling for help. Therefore this feature meets an unfulfilled need that is not present elsewhere. The Rescue Alert feature is designed to capture this needed behavior.

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RESCUE ALERT FEATURE FOR PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS

By Brigitte I. Bastaldo

The problem:

Current emergency functionality in private radios does not allow for the automatic signal for help when its user becomes incapacitated. This is because there are no options for the radio user to customize the system’s process of signaling for help. Therefore this feature meets an unfulfilled need that is not present elsewhere. The Rescue Alert feature is designed to capture this needed behavior.

The Solution:

Rescue Alert is a timer-based feature in the private radio system that is manually started by the radio user. It gives warning notices via the radio’s user interface as timer expiration approaches and upon timer expiration an alert message is delivered to any console that is monitoring the user’s talkgroup. Also, the Rescue Alert timer can be cancelled or reset manually through the radio’s user interface. Therefore, if a radio user starts a Rescue Alert and later becomes incapacitated unable to cancel or reset the timer, a signal for help will be delivered to the dispatch console and other user’s monitoring the talkgroup. The Rescue Alert feature enables a radio user to customize the process of signaling for help.

How it Works:

Prior to or during a dangerous scenario, the radio user will manually trigger a Rescue Alert using the radio’s user interface. This trigger will start a timer of configurable length. During the period between triggering the Rescue Alert Feature and the expiration of the timer the radio user will have the option, throug...