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Sleep Prevention Wearable Sensor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239334D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

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Xianbo HU: INVENTOR

Abstract

This invention is to provide a disposable or non-disposable wearable senor which can create a signal to keep the user awake and prevent the user from falling asleep. The device can be a wristband or other wearable sensor, including, but not limited to, those currently on the market. The device can sense that the driver or operator is sleeping by lack of movement, lower heart rate, or any other known physiological measurements that would indicate a user is sleeping. The signal can be a sound alarm or movement like vibration or stimulus. The signal can be to the user directly or from a third party such like a control center. This signal serves to prevent any accidents such as driving cars, trains, airplanes, machines run by night shift workers, or personnel on critical duties such as military persons. The signal may be triggered instantly or within a certain time range after a sign that the driver or operator is sleeping.

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Title: Sleep Prevention Wearable Sensor

Inventor: Xianbo Hu

Nature of the Problem: Every day there are accidents due to people falling asleep.  These accidents can be airplanes missing the right airport, trains crashing into a terminal, or a bus/truck accident due to fatigued and sleepy drivers.   Although the safest way to prevent all these is not to do the activity when you are fatigued or sleepy, in reality it is very difficult to control and sometimes there is no other option for various reasons. It is desirable to have a way to prevent or minimize this.  A wearable sensor can signal an alarm in sound or movement like vibration or stimulus to the user to prevent the user falling asleep and keeping the user awake.

Utilization of Invention: This can be based on current wearable sensor platforms and data collected to further advance existing technology’s competency in both medical and consumer market for not only monitoring,  but also preventing. This is the future for wearable devices or products. The market will be big by looking at the potential applications.

Description of Invention: This invention is to provide a disposable or non-disposable wearable senor which can create a signal to keep the user awake and prevent the user from falling asleep.  The device can be a wristband or other wearable sensor, including, but not limited to, those currently on the market.  The device can sense that the driver or operator is sleeping by lack of movement, lower heart rate...