05377258 is referenced by 266 patents and cites 24 patents.

An automated and interactive positive motivation system (10) that allows a doctor or trainer to produce and send a series of motivational messages and/or questions to a client (50) to motivate or reinforce a specific behavioral problem. The system (2) consists of a client database (12) that includes for each client the name, calling schedule and personal identification number (PIN) and a client program (14) that includes for each client unique motivational messages and/or questions which can be used alone or with such devices as an electronic weight scale (38), olfactory unit (40), and voice stress analyzer (42) that require a client response. The database and program are operated by a computer (16) that at preselected time periods sends the messages and/or questions to a client's dual tone multifrequency telephone set (26) via a digital/telephone tone signal converter (18) and a telephone network (24). Before the messages and/or questions are sent, the client must transmit to the computer (16) via the telephone set (26), a valid PIN.

Title
Method and apparatus for an automated and interactive behavioral guidance system
Application Number
8/112955
Publication Number
5377258
Application Date
August 30, 1993
Publication Date
December 27, 1994
Inventor
William L Bro
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
Cislo & Thomas
Assignee
National Medical Research Council
CA, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
H04M 1/64
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