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System and methods of using wearable sensor devices to recommend routing for public transportation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243459D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-23
Document File: 6 page(s) / 125K

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Abstract

The present invention proposed a method to use wearable sensor devices to monitor human body's physical data, furthermore predicting the human needs, and then making suggestions of nearest station facility that the user might need so he/she can move over to the particular cabin in advance, and save the time and energy of searching for the station map.

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System and methods of using wearable sensor devices to recommend routing for public transportation

In transportation stations, people usually rely on the station map to get directions for intended destination - exit, escalator, elevator, restrooms, etc. And for elder or disabled people, they need this information more often as it will be facilitating their physical challenges, that is, to know the location of ramped entry and accessible lift. However, such information (station map) is usually found in the station or platform areas only, not in the cabin of a moving train/subway, hence after arriving to the station platform, people need first look for the station map, and walk for a certain distance to the destination.

The proposed solution utilizes the wearable sensor device and the information of station facility, to monitor and predict the human's physical needs and suggest the user to move to the particular cabin in advance for the nearest station facility when arriving the station. For example, when the device detect the disability of a human, it will suggest the user to move to a cabin where he/she can find the nearest elevator or ramped entry when arriving the platform of station; Furthermore, in a moving train when the wearable sensor device detects the hydration in human body is high, then it will suggest the user to move to a cabin where he/she can find the nearest restroom when arriving the platform of station.

Advantage:
1. Facilitating elder or disabled people in public transportation.

2. Predicting the human needs and saving the time and efforts of searching on the platform.

Following illustrates a high-level block diagram of the present invention which includes three critical components: wearable sensor device, cloud server and train station site.

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Station Information Retrieval Module.

The module retrieves station information (ex: facility location, station staff contact, map, etc...) from Internet (ex: station official site) and saves the collected information in Station Information DB.

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Data Transmission Module.

Wearable sensor devices keep tracking user's physical condition (ex: skin moisture, blood glucose level, bladder fullness, etc...) and transmits the data to Physical Condition Analytics Module.

It also sends user's location data to the Server.

Physical Condition Analytics Module.

The module receives user's physical data from Data Transmission module and analyze the user's physical pattern. It assesses if the data is w...