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Cognitive Alarm and Reminder System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000254575D
Publication Date: 2018-Jul-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 18K

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Cognitive Alarm and Reminder System We have different kinds of alarms/reminder systems in different applications. A common

example of an alarm is that present in mobile phones. These days mobile phone alarms can also be generated using voice commands. E.g., You can say to your phone: Wake me up at 4 AM. It will then create an alarm for 4 AM the next day. Similar feature is also available for reminders such as: Remind me to respond to John's email tomorrow. This will create a reminder and remind the person the next day to respond to an email. However the reason for the reminder or alarm is never captured in existing systems. We address the problem taking context associated with alarm or reminder system and propose a method using cognitive solutions.

These days mobile phones have tones of features which can identify events in a persons life. E.g., when an email with a flight ticket is received by the person, the phone OS automatically detects that the person is supposed to travel by a flight. Similarly the OS also knows about other events such as meetings that the person has to attend or an email asking to work on some task urgently. People use reminder/alarm feature of phones to remind them of important things that they need to do. E.g., wake up early to catch a flight or attend a meeting, etc. In this idea we propose how the alarm system can be connected with the information extracted by the user to provide better capabilities for alarm/reminder systems. The way it will work is as follows:- A user sets up an alarm to say be reminded or something at a specific time or to wake up at a specific time. - Consider a case where the user has asked to be woken up at 4 AM the next day. - The OS will check the profile of the user to detect if it has identified some important event such as a meeting, flight, etc. around the same time as the alarm. E.g., there is a flight that the user needs to catch at 7 AM or there is a meeting at 4:30 AM.- Ask the user if they want to be woken up because they have to attend XYZ meeting or catch a flight XYZ? - If the user confirms that to be true, then the cognitive alarm system will link the alarm with the event.- The cognitive alarm system will then ask the user if the alarm should be moved if the event itself changes? E.g., if the flight is delayed or if the meeting gets rescheduled/cancelled. - There will be three choices for the user: (1) Move the alarm completely (2) Move the alarm if the event is preponed (but dont postpone the alarm) and (3) don't move the alarm but as soon as the alarm goes off, give a notification on the screen that the connected ev...