US 11,057,589 B2
Electronic patient sitter management system and method for implementing
Sam Anthony Greco, Flower Mound, TX (US); Steven Gail Johnson, Highland Village, TX (US); Matthew Cameron Clark, Frisco, TX (US); and Derek Stevan del Carpio, Corinth, TX (US)
Assigned to CareView Communications, Inc., Lewisville, TX (US)
Filed by Careview Communications, Inc., Lewisville, TX (US)
Filed on Feb. 11, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/787,840.
Application 16/787,840 is a continuation of application No. 16/027,480, filed on Jul. 5, 2018, granted, now 10,630,941.
Application 16/027,480 is a continuation of application No. 15/707,192, filed on Sep. 18, 2017, granted, now 10,044,989, issued on Aug. 7, 2018.
Application 15/707,192 is a continuation of application No. 13/714,587, filed on Dec. 14, 2012, granted, now 9,794,523, issued on Oct. 17, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/577,634, filed on Dec. 19, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/709,129, filed on Oct. 2, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2020/0228755 A1, Jul. 16, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 7/18 (2006.01); G08B 21/02 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2018.01); G16H 40/67 (2018.01); G16H 30/20 (2018.01); G16H 40/20 (2018.01)
CPC H04N 7/181 (2013.01) [G06F 19/00 (2013.01); G08B 21/0227 (2013.01); G16H 30/20 (2018.01); G16H 40/67 (2018.01); G16H 40/20 (2018.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method for managing patient surveillance video in an electronic sitter system for monitoring patients, the method comprising:
receiving, at a first sitter device, a plurality of real-time patient surveillance video streams from cameras located in a plurality of patient rooms, wherein the first sitter device receives the plurality of real-time patient surveillance video streams regardless of whether an alert is received by the first sitter device;
simultaneously displaying the plurality of real-time patient surveillance video streams at the first sitter device;
detecting, by a motion detector device, patient motions within a given one of the plurality of real-time patient surveillance video streams;
discriminating, by the motion detector device, from the patient motions one or more movements that are indicative of a potential fall;
receiving an alert corresponding to the one or more movements that are indicative of a potential fall at the first sitter device, wherein the alert is received subsequent to the first sitter device receiving the given real-time patient surveillance video stream;
providing at least one interactive control for at least a given one of the plurality of patient rooms that corresponds to the given real-time patient surveillance video stream, wherein the interactive control is selected from the group consisting of an attend patient control and a nurse call control; and
transmitting a signal to a staff calling system based on a selection from the at least one interactive control.