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1. (WO2017034534) MODULAR SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING THE PRESENCE OF A PERSON USING A VARIETY OF SENSING AND CONNECTION DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034534    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/046443
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Mon Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A01K 15/02
A01K 29/00
Applicants: NEWHAM, Paul
Inventors: NEWHAM, Paul
Title: MODULAR SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING THE PRESENCE OF A PERSON USING A VARIETY OF SENSING AND CONNECTION DEVICES
Abstract:
A sensor element for detecting and measuring a dielectric shift for use with a patient monitoring system and methods for manufacturing such sensor elements for use. Sensor elements include flat, flexible, substrate layers that are manufactured into sheets that include at least two longitudinal conductive elements printed onto one side of the substrate layer material. Disclosed also is an integrated interconnect cable component for allowing the operation of dielectric shift sensor elements with a variety of control monitors associated with pressure switch based patient alarm systems. The interconnect cable component may be used for connecting a dielectric shift sensing mat with any of a variety of different pressure switch based control unit modules used with patient occupancy alarm systems. Wired and wireless embodiments of the monitoring system are described. Various structural and material embodiments in different sleeping (bed) and sitting (chair) environments are also described.