Invented by Edward Gerard Mc Namara, James Callanan, Tim Murphy, Robert Artur Dubisz, Matthew Breed Myung-Sun Scott, Amit Kumar, Sarah O’connell, Rachel D. M. Ellerman, Vikas Sharma, Sourabh Taranath Joshi, Akshay Chavan, Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
The Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP invention works as followsThe instructions cause the one-or-more processors to determine, based on the occupancy data, whether one or two occupants of the occupants have violated a social distancing policy that reduces a spread of an infectious disease within the building based on the locations of at least two of the occupants. The instructions direct the processors to determine based upon the occupancy data whether at least two occupants violated the social distance policy to reduce the spread of infectious diseases within the building.
Background for Systems and Methods for Contagious Disease Risk Management
This application is about systems and methods of building management. This application is more specifically about systems and methods of operating buildings in relation to contagious disease. Infectious diseases such as viruses, bacteria, etc. In some situations, an infectious disease can spread from person to person. In some cases, an infectious disease can be spread between the occupants of a structure. In some cases, occupants may need to leave a building to prevent the spread of an infectious disease. “Systems and methods that allow occupants of a building to remain in the building, even when an infectious disease is present within a population are desired.
The present disclosure includes a building system that is configured to receive occupancy information of occupants via an occupant tracking device, the occupancy data including locations of those occupants in a space within the structure of the house, determine based upon the occupancy data whether one of more of those occupants has violated a policy of social distance that reduces the spread of infectious diseases within the home based upon the locations of two or more of the residents, and the policy of social distance based upon one or several characteristics of that space.
In some embodiments, instructions are given to one or more processors that cause them to determine whether a first occupant is within a certain distance of a location of a 2nd occupant for at least an amount of time.
In some embodiments, one or more operations may include sending a notification to the user devices of one or multiple occupants that includes a violation indication for the social distance policy.
In some embodiments, there are two occupants. In some embodiments the instructions direct the one-or-more processors to log an encounter between a first occupant, a second occupant, with encounters between other occupants. They also receive an indication that one or two infected infected infected infected infected infected infected infected infected infected inflicted with the infectious diseases, and they analyze the encounters in order to identify one of more potentially infected infected infected in
The instructions may cause one or multiple processors to calculate a score for a particular space in a building, based on a set of parameters. These parameters indicate the number of social distance violations that occurred within the specific space. A user device will then display the score.
The instructions may perform one or more actions to improve compliance with a social distance policy. For example, they could add a social distance alert to the list of social distancing alarms active in the building. They might also cause a monitoring interface for the building to display this list.
In some embodiments, there are two occupants. In some embodiments the instructions cause one or multiple processors to generate a trend that trends the social distance violations over time.
The instructions may cause one or multiple processors to determine the number of people in each of the spaces based on occupancy data. They can also determine if the number of people in each of the rooms is less or greater than one or several levels. These levels could indicate an underutilization, a normal or excessive utilization, based on size.
In some embodiments, there are two occupants. In some embodiments the instructions cause one or multiple processors to: record a violation of social distance between a first occupant, a second occupant, or both, with respect to social distancing between the two occupants; generate a graphic element that indicates the proportions that the occupant has spent at each location in the building; generate a graphic element that shows the proportions between social distancing between the individual occupants and the occupant, or generate one or several third graphic elements that indicate the
In some embodiments, there are two occupants. In some embodiments the instructions are designed to cause the processors of one or more computers to record social distance violations between a first occupant and a second occupant, as well as social distance violations between the two occupants. The table is then generated based on these social violations and occupancy data. It includes rows and columns wherein each row represents an occupant, while the columns indicate a time spent by each occupant in the building.
The instructions may cause one or multiple processors to receive an indicator of infection risks associated with certain areas of a building, to receive from a device a starting position of a person within the facility and a destination within the facility, to receive from the device a level of risk tolerance, to generate, using the infection levels associated with these areas, a path through the facilities from the starting point to the destination that either avoids or passes through one or several high-risk areas, and to cause a display of the route in the building
The instructions may cause one or more processors determine occupancy levels for each space in the building over an historical period of time based on occupancy data, and then generate a heatmap that shows historical usage of each space over that period.
In some embodiments, instructions are given to one or more processors that schedule building sanitization based on a heat map.
The instructions may cause one or multiple processors to calculate a score for a single occupant based on a set of parameters. These parameters indicate a certain number of social distance violations that are associated with this occupant. A user device will then display the score.
In some embodiments, one or more parameters may include one or more of a health parameter that indicates health characteristics of one occupant; a supplies requisition that indicates health supplies acquired by the occupant; a duress parameter that indicates whether one has been under duress as a result of the other occupant’s actions or a infection level parameter that indicates infection levels within a geographical area that is associated with one’s residence.
The building system may include an occupant tracking device. In some embodiments, this system comprises transceivers located in each space of the structure, which are configured to communicate badges so that they can detect the space the badges are situated within, and the badges themselves, each badge being carried by a single occupant. Each badge also includes a unique identifier.
In some embodiments, when the first tag is within a certain distance of the second tag, it can wirelessly transmit a first identifier from the badge to the second, wirelessly receive the second identifier from the badge upon the first being within that distance, and wirelessly store the contact information in the memory of the badge.
In some embodiments, transceivers are mounted on power outlets and plugged in, and they communicate with badges using a wireless communication protocol. They also communicate with one or more processors by means of a wireless communication protocol. In some embodiments the badges contain a battery, a wireless transmitter, and a wireless receiver, with the battery being used to power the radio.
The present disclosure also includes a method that includes receiving, via a processing system, occupancy data from an occupant tracker, the occupancy information indicating the locations of two or more of the individuals within a space of a structure, and determining based upon the occupancy data whether one or both of those individuals have violated the social distance policy to reduce the spread of infectious diseases within the building, the social distance policy being based upon one or more building characteristics. In response to the determination that one or two occupants violated the policy, the method includes performing one or more operations by the processing circuit to improve compliance within the building.
The method also includes, “by the processing circuit generating a space score based on one parameter for one space or spaces of the building, the one or two parameters indicating the number of social distance violations that have taken place within the one area and causing a processing circuit to cause a user device display the space score of the one area.
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