Heart Attack Emergency Call System
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
People suffering from a heart attack need immedi- ately help to protect their health no matter where they are. Up to now this persons are dependent on other people who give or ask for help. The idea is that a portable system automatically recognizes heart attacks and the symptoms before and then informs an emergency service provider.
Heart Attack Emergency Call Sys-tem
Idee: Miguel de Vega Rodrigo, München
People suffering from a heart attack need immedi-ately help to protect their health no matter where theyare. Up to now this persons are dependent on otherpeople who give or ask for help.
The� idea� is� that a portable� system� automaticallyrecognizes� heart� attacks� and� the� symptoms� beforeand then informs an emergency service provider.
It is realized through a portable electrocardiograph(ECG) which is connected to a mobile phone. On theone hand this system will be able to warn the userwhenever the ECG shows that there might be a pos-sible danger of a heart attack and on the other handwill inform an emergency service provider like anambulance service or� hospital.� This� notificationincludes all informations which are necessary for thiscase like the� position� of� the� patient,� his� medicalrecords and the current conditions of the patient. Theemergency service provider may send help instruc-tions regarding first aid in text messages appearingon the screen of the mobile phone for persons thatmight be near the patient.
Figure 1 shows a functioning scheme of the HeartAttack Emergency Call System.