New York College of Health Professions granted patent for biometric system for monitoring guard status

June 19, 2013 - 

The New York College of Health Professions has just been granted a patent by the USPTO for a system which detects biometric changes through smartphones, apps and security systems that reflects whether guards have been injured, attacked or killed.

According to the patent, which describes a system of a biometric sensor and smartphone, “the sensor can be a heart rate sensor, a respiration sensor, a temperature sensor, a noise sensor, a brain wave sensor, or any other type of sensor, based on the requirements of the user. Typically, the sensor will be a heart rate sensor. An increased heart rate can signal distress, while lack of a heartbeat can signal death of the guard. If the guard is a guard dog, the sensor can also be a noise sensor, because a barking dog can signal danger as well. The microprocessor can screen out other noises, so that only the sound of barking triggers the transmitter to transmit to the receiver.”

“We think this will be quick to market since the biometrics are already available and connecting the telemetry for this into security apps and encrypted networks is not a long-term project,” College president Lisa Pamintuan said. “It is important to get this product out for the military and private security firms. We also expect other products in Public Safety from this portfolio in the future.”

According to the College, this patent is part of an extensive portfolio under the Intellectual Properties Agreements of New York College of Health Professions.

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