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Method and System for Detecting Separation of Child in a Stroller

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247685D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for detecting separation of a child in a stroller utilizing beacons such as, but not limited to, nearables that are attached to the stroller or embedded in the clothing or a pocket of the child. The method and system utilizes an application in a computing device to track signal strength of the nearables to determine relative position of the nearables from the computing device and alerts a user of the computing device if the nearables have moved out of range of the computing device.

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Method and System for Detecting Separation of Child in a Stroller

Disclosed is a method and system for detecting separation of a child in a stroller utilizing beacons such as, but not limited to, nearables that are attached to the stroller or embedded in the clothing or a pocket of the child. The method and system utilizes an application in a computing device to track signal strength of the nearables to determine relative position of the nearables from the computing device and alerts a user of the computing device if the nearables have moved out of range of the computing device. The computing device, can be, but need not be limited to, a mobile device, a laptop, a smartphone.

In accordance with an embodiment, the nearables are placed in the stroller and also embedded in the clothing or a pocket of the child. The method and system calculates a relative difference between signals of the nearables placed in the stroller and on the child and the relative difference is correlated to assure that the child remains in the stroller. If the signal differences or a direction of the signal increases to a predetermined threshold, an application (app) running on a smart phone signals the situation to a user of the smartphone via an alarm that the child and the stroller have become separated.

Also, the method and system determines an increasing alarm level or an urgency indication based on measuring a signal strength and computing a change of speed of the signals from the near...