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Translation of Medical and Pharmaceutical Needs for Travelers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248672D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 180K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a personal cognitive agent system that translates medical and pharmaceutical needs for travelers (or non-native speakers). The system effectively provides translations of medical terms and knowledge between languages.

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Translation of Medical and Pharmaceutical Needs for Travelers

Travelers (business and personal) and non-native speakers (L2 languages) face problems when trying to acquire medicines or pharmaceuticals because of language barriers. Travelers can find it difficult to locate medical dispensaries or ask for the desired medication.

For example, User A is American and has a prescription for Lipitor*. User A loses the prescription while traveling in Romania. User A goes to the local pharmacy and asks for Lipitor. The pharmacist thinks User A is asking for lipitori , which are leeches in Romania.

A method is needed to effectively provide translations of medical terms and knowledge between languages.

The novel contribution is a personal cognitive agent system that translates medical and pharmaceutical needs for travelers (or non-native speakers). Capabilities of the system include:

· Implementing a secondary approval needed for prescribed (non-over-the-counter) medication

· Accounting for dosage differences · Activation based on photographing a label · Consideration of contraindications with other medications (e.g., over-the-counter

pharmaceuticals) · Activation at a pharmacy, alternative medicine facility, or apothecary · Pronunciation of the L2 technical name

The user may activate the system at a pharmacy, alternative medicine facility, or apothecary. It can be activated based on photographing a label of an existing medicine. In addition, the system may take into account dosage differences.

The steps for implementing the cognitive agent system for the translation of medical and pharmaceutical needs for travelers follow:

1. Mechanically detect a need to translate a medical term/medicine/pharmaceutical A. User interface (UI): a menu, a button, an interaction with a personal agent B. Conversation monitoring: detects the discussion of specific terms and the

confusion that results from the specific terms C. Image analysis: detects the photograph for the medicine D. Location based: detects the user is within the range of pharmacy and

geofences the pharmacy's borders (Figure 1) 2. Determine the language for the term in question and determining the target

language for the chemical model. The system determines language using the following methods:

A. The phone number of the person's phone B. A UI selection menu or series of check-boxes C. Detecting language of the browser D. A profile with selected language expertise E. Global positioning system (GPS)/location using the primary location's

main language F. Observation of the language of text

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G. GPS location to determine the traveled-to location 3. Map the term to the chemical model

A. Translate the term to a chemical model using a medical database, web-based references, or searches

B. May work with any brand name or common name for a nutracuetical or pharmaceutical

C. The invention may include a risk analysis, risk profile, and analysis for the translation

4. Present the L2 translated term A. Map the chem...