USPTO Issued Patents

USPTO Patent US 8,821,350

Issued Sept. 2,2014

Patent Claims

  1.  An exercise and communications system, comprising, an interactive device comprising a memory and controller, a remote device, and an external device, wherein the controller is capable of receiving digital data and instructions from the memory and executing instructions from the memory, wherein the controller is configured to determine whether a sensed physiological parameter satisfies a notification criteria; wherein the memory is capable of maintaining digital data and instructions provided to the controller; the interactive device further comprising: one or more sensors, configured to sense physiological parameters of a user during an activity, the physiological parameters being at least one of heart rate, oxygen saturation and end tidal carbon dioxide; a headset with one earpiece that houses a wireless communication functionality and another earpiece with a tube comprising a tip, a carbon dioxide sensor located in front of the user's mouth and configured to measure carbon dioxide and mounted on the tube, and wiring to carbon dioxide sensor on the tip of the tube, wherein the one earpiece that houses the wireless communication is functionally configured to audibly reinforce the user if the heart rate of the user falls below a targeted training zone heart rate; a remote interface, configured to communicate data corresponding to the physiological parameters to the remote device during the activity, and further configured to receive from the remote device a response corresponding to the at least one physiological parameter, wherein the response is determined by the remote device based on whether the parameters are within predetermined criteria; and a user interface configured to communicate the response to the user, wherein the interactive device notifies the user with the one earpiece that houses wireless communication functionality when the user is outside predetermined safety parameters; wherein the remote device includes an operator interface for connecting the remote device to the external device, wherein the operator interface facilitates communication with the external device; wherein the external device communicates with a plurality of remote devices, and transmits information to a plurality of remote devices, and wherein the external device allows a coach or medical professional to communicate directly with the user, and wherein at least one of interactive device and remote device is configured to respond to data collected from the user, wherein the user uses an exercise machine, said response is by making alterations to exercise machine relative to exercise action of the user, wherein said alterations are provided by a disk brake mechanism and comprise increased resistance or decreased resistance by adjusting how near or far away magnets come to the disk.
  2.  The system of claim 1, wherein the remote device is in operative communication with an external device.
  3. The system of claim 2, wherein the external device is at least one of an entertainment system, an emergency response center, a web TV system, a computing system and a video game console.

     

  4. The system of claim 1, wherein the one or more sensors and the remote device are integrated in a single housing configured to be disposed within or clipped to an ear, finger, mouth, arm, leg, or trunk of the user.

     

  5. The system of claim 1, wherein the remote device is a device configured to be supported by a user during an activity.
  6. The system of claim 1, wherein the remote device is one of a watch, a cell phone, smart phone, a personal digital assistant, and an arm mount fixation device.
  7. The system of claim 1, wherein the interactive device is in wireless communication with the remote device.
  8. The exercise and communications system of claim 1, further comprising a finger sensor adapted to sense heart rate from a finger.
  9. The exercise and communications system of claim 1, wherein the interactive device is further configured to monitor global position of the user.
  10. A method performed by a remote device in data communication with an interactive device, wherein the interactive device comprises a headset with one earpiece that houses a wireless communication functionality and another earpiece with a tube comprising a tip, a carbon dioxide sensor located in front of the user's mouth and configured to measure carbon dioxide and mounted on the tube and wiring to carbon dioxide sensor on the tip of the tube, wherein the one earpiece that houses the wireless communication functionality is configured to audibly reinforce the user if a heart rate of the user falls below a targeted training zone heart rate; and an external device, comprising, in combination: determining a selected exercise mode, wherein the selected exercise mode is selected by a user from among a plurality of exercise modes; receiving, from the interactive device, data corresponding to parameters sensed by the interactive device; wherein the parameters sensed by the interactive device correspond to physiological parameters of the user; said parameters being at least all one of heart rate, oxygen saturation, and end tidal carbon dioxide; comparing the data to a predetermined criteria associated with the selected exercise mode; selecting a predetermined response based on whether the data is within the criteria associated with the selected exercise mode; transmitting the predetermined response to the interactive device, whereby the predetermined response is communicated to the user via the one earpiece that houses wireless communication functionality of the interactive device; and transmitting said data corresponding to said parameter to the external device or retrieving associated responses and criteria from the external device, wherein the external device allows a coach or medical professional to communicate directly with the user, and wherein at least one of interactive device and remote device is configured to respond to data collected from user, wherein the user uses an exercise machine, and the response is by making alterations to said exercise machine relative to exercise action of the user, wherein said alterations comprise increased resistance or decreased resistance provided by a disk brake mechanism.
  11. The method of claim 10, wherein the remote device and interactive device are integrated into a single housing configured to be disposed within or clipped to an ear of the user.
  12. The method of claim 10, wherein the interactive device further comprising a finger sensor adapted to sense heart rate from a finger.
  13. An exercise and communications system, comprising, in combination: an interactive device configured to collect biometric information from a user's ear during an activity, the interactive device comprising a headset with one earpiece that houses a wireless communication functionality and another earpiece with a tube comprising a tip, a carbon dioxide sensor located in front of the user's mouth and configured to measure carbon dioxide and mounted on the tube, and wiring to carbon dioxide sensor on the tip of the tube, wherein the one earpiece that houses the wireless communication is functionally configured to audibly reinforce the user if a heart rate of the user falls below a targeted training zone heart rate; a remote device in operative communication with the interactive device, the interactive device and the remote device being integrated into a single housing configured to be disposed within or clipped to the user's ear; and an external device in operative communication with the remote device, the external device including at least one of an entertainment system, a computing system, a video game console and a second user, the external device receiving the collected biometric information from the remote device; wherein the interactive device comprises a controller, wherein the controller is configured to determine whether collected biometric information satisfies satisfy a notification criteria; the biometric information being at least one of heart rate, oxygen saturation, and end tidal carbon dioxide; wherein the external device responds to the collected biometric information by at least one of transmitting information to the interactive device and providing real time audio communications to the user during the activity, and wherein the external device allows a coach or medical professional to communicate directly with the user, and wherein at least one of interactive device and remote device is configured to respond to data collected from user, wherein the user uses an exercise machine, said response is by making alterations to of exercise machine relative to exercise action of the user, wherein said alterations comprise increased resistance or decreased resistance provided by a disk brake mechanism.

 

USPTO Patent US 9,782,084

Issued Oct. 10, 2017

Patent Claims

  1. An exercise and communications system comprising, in combination: a remote device in communication with an interactive device and an external device; wherein the interactive device comprises one or more sensors configured to sense one or more physiological parameters of a user, including at least end tidal carbon dioxide; wherein the interactive device is integrated into a housing configured to be disposed within an ear of the user, said housing further comprising a sensor mounted on a tube extending from the housing and configured to locate the sensor in front of a mouth of the user when said housing is disposed within the ear of the user; wherein the remote device comprises a memory coupled to a processor and is operable to: receive data for at least the physiological parameter from the interactive device; determine whether the data is within a predetermined criteria; and initiate a response where the data is within the predetermined criteria; wherein the response includes at least one of contacting a coach, a medical professional and an emergency response center along with creating a record for the user, wherein the interactive device further comprises a GPS device, and wherein the GPS device provides audio message alerts for training zone high and low limits.
  2. The exercise and communications system of claim 1 wherein the response includes receiving a user location from the GPS device and sending the user location to at least one of a coach, a medical professional and an emergency response center along with creating a record for the user.
  3. The exercise and communications system of claim 1, wherein the one or more physiological parameters include heart rate, temperature, or oxygen saturation.
  4. The exercise and communications system of claim 1 wherein the interactive device further comprises a user interface.
  5. The exercise and communications system of claim 4 wherein the user interface comprises an audio speaker.

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