(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0256739 Al
Brown (43) Pub. Date: Nov. 17,2005
(76) Inventor: Stephen J. Brown, Woodside, CA (US) (57)
PATTON BOGGS LLP
8484 WESTPARK DRIVE
MCLEAN, VA 22102 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/119,335
(22) Filed: Apr. 28, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/237,194, filed on Jan. 26, 1999, which is a continuation of application No. 08/233,397, filed on Apr. 26, 1994, now abandoned.
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 17/60
A modular self-care health monitoring system which employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game system of the type that includes switches for controlling device operation and a program cartridge. In accordance with the invention, the program cartridge adapts the microprocessor-based unit for operation with a glucose monitor (or, another type of health monitor). The microprocessor-based unit processes data supplied by the glucose monitor to supply signals for displaying relevant information on a display unit that may be included in the microprocessor-based unit or may be a separate unit such as a television or video display monitor. The system provides for transmission of signals to a remote clearinghouse or a healthcare facility via telephone lines or other transmission media. The clearinghouse includes signal processing capability for transmission of reports to a remotely located healthcare professional via facsimile transmission.