06198394 is referenced by 486 patents and cites 29 patents.

A system for remotely monitoring personnel status includes a plurality of sensors disposable on a soldier or other person for developing signals which may be used to determine the physiologicalal status. The sensors communicate with a soldier unit which can process the information to ensure that the sensor data falls within acceptable ranges and communicate with remote monitors. The soldier unit also includes a global positioning system. By using the sensor data and the global positioning system, leaders and medics can quickly and accurately track and treat casualties in battle. The system enables more rapid location of the casualty, as well as remote triage/initial diagnosis, thereby assuring that those who are most in need of treatment are attended to first. Typically, the system monitors both body surface and ambient temperature, heart rate, shivering, motion status and body condition. Additional sensors can be provided to supply information on other physiologicalal parameter which may be desired for more thorough diagnosis. The physiologicalal information may be stored and kept with the soldier to enable improved care as the soldier is moved to higher levels of care.

Title
System for remote monitoring of personnel
Application Number
8/760855
Publication Number
6198394 (B1)
Application Date
December 5, 1996
Publication Date
March 6, 2001
Inventor
Tomasz J Petelenz
360 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
UT, US
Stephen C Peterson
360 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
UT, US
Roland Wyatt
360 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
UT, US
Stephen C Jacobsen
360 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Thorpe North & Western
US
IPC
G08B 25/10
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