0251520-A2 is referenced by 139 patents and cites 7 patents.

A personal health monitor (60) includes sensors for measuring patient weight, temperature, blood pressure, and ECG waveform. The monitor is coupled to a central unit (20) via modems (22, 62) and includes a computer which is programmed to prompt a patient to take prescribed medication at prescribed times, to use the sensors to measure prescribed health parameters, and to supply answers to selected questions. Medication compliance information, test results, and patient answers are compiled in a composite log which is automatically transmitted to the central unit. The computer is also programmed automatically to disconnect the monitor from an alternating current power source and to rely on internal battery power during certain periods of patient-monitor interaction, such as during use of the ECG module. In this way, danger to the patient and complexity of the ECG module are minimised.; The computer is also programmed to compare measured test information with predetermined expected values, and in the event of a discrepancy, to collect additional information from the patient to assist trained personnel at the central unit in interpreting the composite log. The computer is also programmed to alert the central unit promptly in the event one or more measured parameters falls outside of a prescribed normal range. The normal range for a given parameter is made to vary in accordance with the measured value of one or more other parameters in order to reduce the incidence of false alarms.

Personal health monitor.
Application Number
EP19870305049 19870608
Publication Number
0251520 (A2)
Application Date
June 8, 1987
Publication Date
January 7, 1988
Manning Thomas J
Fu Ping W
Buddy Systems
G06F 15/42
G06F 19/00
G06Q 50/00
G06F 19/00
G06Q 50/00
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