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Geo-Fencing Associated Health Risk Reminder System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248917D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 591K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that can remind the user to prepare for a medical need when planning to travel. By sending a message to the user within a predefined timeframe, the system reminds the user to take/pack the necessary medical devices/accessories for the health condition.

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Geo-Fencing Associated Health Risk Reminder System

While away from home, people with medical needs do not always have immediate or timely (i.e., user takes a certain dosage at a specific time of day) access to medication, means of administering medication, or medical devices. Such individuals must take great care and prepare for medical needs when traveling, even for short distances.

The novel contribution is a system that can remind the user to prepare for a medical need when planning to travel. By sending a message to the user within a predefined timeframe, the system reminds the user to take/pack the necessary medical devices/accessories for the health condition. The system calculates the predefined time frame based on the distance between the user's current location and the location of the artifacts (e.g., medical device /accessories) and the time needed to travel between these two locations, considering traffic delays.

The system further calculates the time frames of the current time and the corresponding upcoming event time. As a result, the system pops-up the reminder message within the right time frame so the user does not forget to bring the needed medical devices/accessories.

In other cases, the system can detect the user’s location when the user needs to take the next dose of medication. If the user does not have access to the medicine and necessary means (e.g., water) or accessories, then the system identifies whether the user can take the medicine later, within a reasonable time frame.

Before implementation, the system must have access to the user's profile data, medical records, email account, and calendar data.

Implementing the system in a preferred embodiment takes the following steps: 1. Creating medical condition data model

A. The system collects medical condition information from the user's medical record (e.g., allergies, asthma, etc.)

B. The system flags the life threatening condition with special tags C. The system calculates the risk if the user does not bring the necessary

medication or necessary medical devices. For example, the allergy prevention and medical devices that are critical to the user's life are considered as very high risk. The system performs risk calculation by:

i. Considering all the possible routes between the medical device /accessories (e.g., EPI pen) and the location of user's upcoming event

ii. Calculating the distances of all different routes between the location of the medical device/accessories (e.g., EPI pen) and the location of user's upcoming event

iii. Considering the time of the day relative to the time of travel (e.g., high-traffic hours)

1) If the time to travel between the two locations exceeds the time of the user can survive without the medical device/accessories, then the system marks this as a high risk

2) If the risk is high, then the user must bring those items on

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the trip D. The system generates a data model to map the user's medical condition

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