(54) MANAGING PARAMETERS EFFECTING THE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH OF A USER
(75) Inventors: Michael Wayne Brown, Georgetown;
Kelvin Roderick Lawrence; Michael
A. Paolini, both of Round Rock, all of
(73) Assignee: International Business Machines
Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 88 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/583,942
(22) Filed: May 31, 2000
(51) Int. C I. A61B 5/00
(52) U.S. CI 600/300; 600/301
(58) Field of Search 600/300-301,
600/22, 483; 128/897-925; 604/31; 700/276
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Current health parameters for a user are monitored at a personal health monitoring system. Current health parameters include multiple monitored physical parameters and multiple monitored environmental parameters. The current health parameters are compared with health allowances for the user. A control signal for transmission to a health control device that controls at least one parameter from among the multiple physical parameters and multiple environmental parameters is determined in response to determining that at least one of the current health parameters exceeds at least one of the health allowances, such that the at least one current health parameter that exceeds the at least one of the health allowances is adjusted by the health control device according to the control signal in order to balance the comprehensive health of the user.
15 Claims, 13 Drawing Sheets