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Method and System for Providing Visual Indication of Violation of Protocols by an Item/Human

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000195527D
Publication Date: 2010-May-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

A method and system for providing visual indication of violation of a protocol by an item/human is disclosed.

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Method and System for Providing Visual Indication of Violation of Protocols by an Item/Human

Disclosed is a method and system for providing visual indication of violation of a protocol/rule by an item/human. Examples of these rules may be exposure to radioactive waves, exposure to a disease, violation of national or corporate security, exposure to a chemical, and so forth. The method and system involves identifying violation of a rule by a human or an item based on location awareness and/or detection by sensors. Thereafter, a visual indication about the violation is shown by triggering bursting of dye packets or on an integrated e-ink* display.

In order to detect violation of a rule based on location awareness, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags may be used to indicate occurrence of the violation on a display. The RFID tag enables tracking of an item to indicate location of the item. Based on the location, the RFID tag is used for triggering either the dye packet or update the e-ink display to indicate occurrence of violation of a rule. In order to use the location based information provided by the RFID tags, a protocol rules engine is maintained. The protocol rules engine records a track of the location based information as reported by the RFID tags. Further, the protocol rule engine performs checks over the location based information with the rules and sends the trigger event to the RFID tag when a rule is violated.

In a scenario, the RFID tags may be used for providing an indication of a rule violation, such as contamination. For example, consider that a person was in a contaminated area but did not use decontamination equipment after leaving the area or a clinician did not perform decontamination...