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Method and Service Using Wireless Technology to Report Findings from Sensor Gathering and Analysis Technologies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000190108D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Nov-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Nov-17
Document File: 4 page(s) / 102K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A wireless method of reporting findings from a sensor gathering and analysis system which captures vapors and analyzes the findings to determine if a hazardous material has been released at the scene of a vehicle incident.

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Method and Service Using Wireless Technology to Report Findings from Sensor Gathering and Analysis Technologies

Disclosed is a method that incorporates wireless technology to report findings from sensor gathering and analysis technologies. In an incident situation, service providers, offer an automatic emergency notification when the service senses the deployment of the vehicles airbag. The triggering of the airbag initiates the process of sending a signal to the call center where an advisor contacts the driver / occupant(s) of the vehicle and advises that they have noticed that their air bag has deployed and emergency services have been dispatched to help the victims. However, other safety data about the incident site is lacking. This additional information includes providing emergency responders with data such as potential hazards, toxic fumes, and/or chemicals that could affect the victims and/or the responders.

The disclosed method incorporates wireless technology to report findings from sensor gathering and analysis technologies. These capture samples and analyze the findings to determine if a hazardous and/or potentially harmful chemical compounds have been released at the incident. Examples of some hazardous chemical include vehicle carbon monoxide and other toxic fuel vapors. Additional examples include a ruptured vehicle battery, as well as common home and garden chemicals that may have been released from their containers and add to the hazard of the occupants and responders.

The following Figure represents the flow of activities that includes existing methods used by services providers, in green, and this inventions proposed steps, in yellow, that demonstrates the uniqueness/novelty of the invention.

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Flow Narrative

Emergency Responder Hazardous Advisement

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Warning

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Alert Transmission

Method Program Flow

Step 100: Incident Experienced (ex. Airbag Deployed)

The user of the method is involved in a vehicular incident and the vehicles Airbag is deployed. The deployment of the Airbag, as an example, triggers a wireless alert to the services Call Center.

Note: Steps 210, 220 and 400 (Emergency Service Provider steps) Are Performed In Parallel with Technology Steps 300 - 410

Step 200: Receive Emergency Alert Notification

The Call Center (First Responder) receives the alert and prepares to respond. Example, service invokes tools to locate the incident.

The Call Center contacts the occupants and informs them that Emergency Response Providers have been dispatched to provide support. The Call Center also attempts to

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communicate with occupants to gather additional information about occupant conditions, if possible

The Call Center also contacts, in parallel, the local Emergency Service Providers and provides location information...