Patent Number: 6,480,744

Title: Implantable medical device telemetry control systems and methods of use

Abstract: Implantable medical device telemetry control systems and methods are usedto coordinate medical therapy delivery from an implantable medical device(IMD) to a patient-driver of a vehicle, e.g., automobile. In oneembodiment, the control system alerts the patient-driver to stop thevehicle after a medical event is detected by the IMD. Once the vehicle isstopped, the therapy is delivered. In another embodiment, a vehiclecontrol module is provided which actively controls various subsystems ofthe car in response to a detected medical event. For example, the vehiclecontrol module may control vehicle engine speed or vehicle braking to slowor stop the vehicle or, alternatively, assist the patient-driver instopping the vehicle, prior to or simultaneously with therapy delivery. Instill other embodiments, an emergency communication is automaticallytransmitted to emergency personnel informing the same of the medicalevent.

Inventors: Ferek-Petric; Bozidar (Zagreb, HR)

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International Classification: A61N 1/372 (20060101); A61N 001/37 (); B60K 028/06 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014