Patent Number: 6,294,993

Title: System for providing personal security via event detection

Abstract: An apparatus, method, and data structure for providing personal security, including a sophisticated system of component technologies designed to provide automatic detection and communication of its wearer's distress to appropriate emergency help regardless of the user's location on Earth. The device will appear to be a piece of attractive, though inexpensive jewelry. For those situations where the user is either the subject of the distress situation but has the luxury of time and wherewithal to explicitly initiate the process, or where the user is a witness to a non-user's personal distress situation, the system will also allow its user to manually initiate the distress resolution process through manipulation of a four-button sequence. The inverse will also be true--the user will be able to manipulate a different four-button sequence to cancel a distress resolution process in progress. Analogous to an insurance policy, the apparatus will provide "automatic coverage" for the situations and at the times that the user least expects to need it.

Inventors: Calaman; Gregory A. (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ)


International Classification: G08B 21/02 (20060101); G08B 25/01 (20060101); G08B 21/00 (20060101); G08B 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018