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Discreet Emergency Notification with Location Tracking

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012848D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-03

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Colin Chisholm James Kenning

Abstract

In a situation of personal threat it may not be feasible to summon help in traditional ways. For example, if a criminal carjacks an innocent victim and drives them to one or more ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) and forces them to withdraw cash, the victim cannot simply use their cell phone to call 911! The problem to be solved is how to provide a discreet method of generating an emergency notification for the victim who is in distress, which ideally would also provide victim location tracking information to a relevant 3rd party