US 10,891,394 B2
System and method for identifying and authenticating a user of a medical device, and controlling access to patient data generated by the medical device
Matteo Contolini, Goleta, CA (US); and Juri Baumberger, Goleta, CA (US)
Assigned to Karl Storz Imaging, Inc., Goleta, CA (US)
Filed by Karl Storz Imaging, Inc., Goleta, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 28, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/907,919.
Prior Publication US 2019/0266344 A1, Aug. 29, 2019
Int. Cl. G06F 21/62 (2013.01); G16H 10/60 (2018.01); A61B 5/06 (2006.01); A61B 5/117 (2016.01); G06F 21/32 (2013.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); G16H 40/63 (2018.01); A61B 5/11 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 21/6245 (2013.01) [A61B 5/067 (2013.01); A61B 5/117 (2013.01); G06F 21/32 (2013.01); G06K 9/00885 (2013.01); G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G16H 40/63 (2018.01); H04L 63/102 (2013.01); H04L 67/306 (2013.01); A61B 5/1102 (2013.01); G06K 2009/00932 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system, comprising:
an endoscope having a medical sensor configured to generate patient data indicative of a sensed physiological characteristic of a patient; and
an authenticator having at least one biometric sensor configured to generate at least one biometric signal indicative of at least one biometric characteristic of a user of the endoscope, the at least one biometric sensor including a palm vein sensor and a ballistocardiography (BCG) sensor;
the authenticator configured to (i) identify and authenticate a user of the endoscope, (ii) protect patient data generated by the medical sensor of the endoscope using a user ID unique to the identified user, and (iii) save the protected patient data to a memory.