Global Patent Index - EP 0969435 A2

EP 0969435 A2 2000-01-05 - Personal tracking system predominantly for children

Title (en)

Personal tracking system predominantly for children

Title (de)

Folgesystem für Kinder

Title (fr)

Système de suivi pour enfants

Publication

EP 0969435 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99304924 A

Priority

GB 9813411 A

Abstract (en)

The invention provides a personal tracking system suitable for rapidly and accurately identifying the location of a missing child. The child carries a mobile transmitter unit which is preferably a transceiver, and that transmitter unit communicates with a portable receiver unit carried by the parent or responsible adult. The portable receiver unit is also preferably a transceiver. The mobile transmitter unit is incorporated into a wrist or ankle bracelet to be worn by the child, and is provided with enabling and disabling means. The transmitter unit transmits an emergency signal if the bracelet is severed or removed while the transmitter unit is enabled, and optionally incorporates a panic button for generating the emergency signal even without removal of the bracelet. The transmitter unit also includes means for transmitting a location signal when activated. The receiver unit receives the emergency signal to notify the parent or responsible adult that the child is in need of assistance, and also receives the location signal and translates that signal into a visual display of information.

IPC 1-7

G08B 25/01; G08B 21/00

IPC 8 full level

G08B 21/02 (2006.01)

CPC

G08B 21/0286 (2013.01)

DCS

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

EP 0969435 A2 20000105; EP 0969435 A3 20000517; GB 9813411 D0 19980819