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Emergency Event Notification Method and System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228062D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and function to provide emergency alerts and directions, both based on the user's current location and circumstances. The invention enables the user to receive this information via a mobile device, even if the device is password locked or in sleep mode.

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Emergency Event Notification Method and System

Mobile devices do not provide all possible information in emergency events, either because the device is password locked, hibernating (sleeping), or does not have the necessary application(s) installed.

For example, if a user is staying in a hotel, and a disaster strikes (e.g., a fire), the user has no immediate resource for finding out where to go for safety, or how to get there.

A method and system is needed that automatically provides alerts based on the current situation relative the given user's location.

The invention is a method and function to provide emergency alerts and directions, both based on the user's current location and circumstances. The invention enables the user to receive this information via a mobile device, even if the device is password locked or in sleep mode.

Following are the components and process for implementing the invention in a preferred embodiment. The user first installs the invention's application on a mobile device. To provide an automatic alert of a dangerous event, including where to go for safety, to the mobile device user, the system:


1. Tracks a user's current location


2. Determines that an event has occurred and identifies the location of the event

3. Calculates the user's best response to the event given the user's current location. This includes load balancing by considering the instructions sent to other users (e.g., sending half of a group out one door and half out of a...