Patent Number: 6,166,639

Title: Personal emergency response system

Abstract: An alarm system for sending distress information over a communication link includes a sensor to be worn by a user. Distress information is transmitted from the sensor when the user is in a predetermined position indicative of an emergency, when the user moves outside of a predetermined safety area, when the power supply supplying power to the sensor is low, when the user voluntarily activates the sensor, and when the user is not wearing the sensor. In response to the distress information, audio and/or video communication between the user and personnel monitoring the user at a remote central office is provided in response to the distress information.

Inventors: Pierce; Douglas (West Bloomfield, MI), Prough; Jeffrey S. (West Bloomfield, MI)

Assignee: Advanced Marketing Systems Corporation

International Classification: G08B 21/02 (20060101); G08B 21/00 (20060101); G08B 21/06 (20060101); G08B 21/04 (20060101); G08B 021/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017