|Title of Invention||
"A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BETWEEN DENTIST AND PATIENTS"
|Abstract||A Device for communication between Dentist and Patients comprising of at least 2 monitors connected to each other by a cable; Monitor 1 placed in patients vision with a Remote Control to indicate the problems and Monitor 2 placed in Dentists vision, which gives a light indication against the problem selected on Monitor 1 and the corresponding color light Indication on Monitor 2 along with the alarm sound.|
|Full Text||FIELD OF INVENTION:
The invention is for use in the field of dentistry for achieving an effective communication between the patients being treated on the dental chair. By the help of this inventory device the patient will be able to point out the problem being faced by him/her during the procedure which cannot be told verbally because the mouth is open and thus he/she is rendered virtually speechless.
The invention is of particular help for: "Fearful / anxious" patients and "Deaf and Dumb" patients.
DESCRIPTION OF RELATED ART
Audio-visual devices are being utilized in the field of dentistry to provide distraction to the patient while undergoing dental treatment. In particular U.S. Patent No. 4,260,376 discloses a dental apparatus that provides an illumination source in combination with an audio-visual display to reduce or mask the effects of pain stimulus on a dental patient. The apparatus includes a television for displaying images generated from a video recording camera or prerecorded images from a cassette.
Another device, U.S. Patent No. 20040007907A1, works for the same purpose of patient distraction during dental treatment and in addition has capability of providing internet access, digital photography and access to patient records.
While these apparatus might be suitable for patient distraction during dental treatment, they however do not enable the patient, who is virtually rendered speechless during some dental treatment procedures, to exactly convey to their dentist, the problem being faced during treatment like feeling of pain, giddiness, excessive saliva collection in mouth, joint pain due to prolonged mouth opening etc.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION:
The invention comprises of a communication system between Dentist and Patients comprising of at least 2 display devices connected to each other by a cable; the display device 1 comprising of at least 4 LED's with their respective indications; placed in patient's vision with a Remote Control to indicate the problems and display device 2, comprising of 6 LED's placed in Dentists vision, which gives a LED light indication against the problem selected on display device 1 and the corresponding LED light indication on display device 2 along with the alarm sound.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS
Figure 1 indicates a communication system wherein:
I - Represents display device 1
II - Represents display device 2 wherein,
'P' represents LED indication for 'Pain' 'G' represents LED indication for 'Giddy' 'S' represents LED indication for 'Saliva' 'J' represents LED indication for 'Joint pain' 'T' represents LED indication for 'Time' 'L' represents large round indicator LED 'A' represents an 'Audible alarm'
III - Represents Remote control wherein,
'P' is the Pain button 'R' is the Reverse button 'F' is the Forward button 'S' is the Select button
Figure 2 represents the block diagram of the system.
Figure 3 represents circuit diagram for receiver (display device).
Figure 4 represents circuit diagram for transmitter (remote control).
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION:
Referring initially to FIG. 1, shown therein is a communication system comprising of display device 1 (I), display device 2(11) and a Remote Control(III). Display device 1 (I), display device 2(11) are connected to each other by a connecting cable. The communication system deals with the five most common problems encountered by the patient intraoperatively which he/she can indicate to the dentist by selecting the particular problem mentioned on display device 1 by the help of a Remote Control. The rationale behind the inventions is to eliminate one of the major fear of dental treatment i.e. lack of effective communication between patient and dentist during the treatment procedure.
Display device 1, is placed in patients vision and has four LED's of different colors on which four options are inscribed, viz, Giddy, Saliva, Joint pain and Time. The options on screen, backed by LED lights of different colours have been given a 'Color coding scheme'. Corresponding symbols have also been printed on display device 1 for ease of identification of specific problem. A title of TOUCH N' TELL has been given to display device 1. Display device 1 is attached by a connecting cable to display device 2.
Display device 2 is placed in dentist's vision which has one large round indicator LED light and five small LED lights of colors corresponding to those on display device 1. Against the LED lights, the initial letters of option / problem which corresponds to that color light on display device 1 is also mentioned. E.g. Letter 'S' written against LED light for Saliva ( FIG. 1), 'G' for Giddy, 'J' for joint pain, T for time and 'P' for pain . A red LED light is given to 'SALIVA' on display device 1 and therefore, a corresponding small red LED light is put on display device 2 against which'S' is written.
Similarly the other options on display device 1 have been color coded with the corresponding options on display device 2. The display device 2 also has an indicator LED for Pain and large round indicator LED An audio alarm is also attached to display device 2.
The wireless remote control (III in FIG 1) has 4 buttons ; The button 'P' for pain. The button 'R' for reverse.
The button 'F' is for forward i.e. shifting from one option to the next on display device 1. The button'S' for select.
The patient utilizes this communication system for conveying the exact problem which he/ she is facing during dental treatment.
If the patient wants to tell that he/she is having excessive saliva collected in the mouth which is causing discomfort and the dentist is unaware of it while fully concentrating on the tooth, the patient presses the 'F' (forward) button which ignites the first option 'Giddy' on display device 1 on pressing the 'F' button again the next option LED light is turned on which says 'SALIVA'. The patient now selects this option by pressing the button'S' on remote control.
The selection makes the LED light behind the Saliva option flicks and the corresponding color LED light on display device 2 also flicks against which 'S' is written. An alarm sound is produced. The dentist, by looking at display device 2 (kept in his vision on the left hand side of the patient) gets to know the problem and puts the Saliva ejector into patient's mouth.
The other problems are dealt similarly e.g. 'feeling giddy', having a 'joint pain' because of prolonged mouth opening and asking about how much 'time' more the dentist is going to take to finish the treatment.
Since 'Pain is most frequently encountered problem, simply pressing the button ' P' on remote control, makes the large round LED light on display device 2 flicks along with small LED light against which 'P' is written and gives an alarm sound.
For dental treatment especially with devices like "Rubber Dam" placed in patient's mouth which render him speechless, the invention is an effective way of Patient - Dentist communication intraoperatively especially for "anxious' patients and verbally impaired patients, i.e. "Deaf and Dumb Patients"
Figure 2 represents the block diagram of the system (remote control and the display device).
Figure 3 represents circuit diagram for receiver (display device). Figure 4 represents circuit diagram for transmitter (remote control).
While a preferred embodiment of the information has been illustrated and described, it is to be understood that various changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example, the number of options on display device 1 and display device 2 may be increased. The system may further be technologically advanced for ease of operation. Consequently, the invention is not to be limited except by the scope of the claims that follow and the equivalents thereof
I CLAIM :
1. A communication system between Dentist and Patients comprising of at least
2 display devices connected to each other by a cable; the display device 1 comprising of at least 4 LED's with their respective indications; placed in patient's vision with a Remote Control to indicate the problems and display device 2, comprising of 6 LED's placed in Dentists vision, which gives a LED light indication against the problem selected on display device 1 and the corresponding LED light indication on display device 2 along with the alarm sound.
2. A system as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display device 2 comprises of 6 LED
lights, out of which 4 LED's represent indication of Giddy, Saliva, Joint Pain and Time,
5 th LED represents Pain and the 6 th LED which is a large round indicator light
indicates the operation of display device 1 along with an audio alarm.
3. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein 4 LED's described as GIDDY, SALIVA, JOINT PAIN and TIME get ignified when operated by the remote control as per the problem indicated by the patient and the corresponding LED light gets ignified on display device 2 which are smaller in size and labeled accordingly such as 'G' for Giddy, 'S' for Saliva, 'J' for Joint pain, T for Time and 'P' for pain along with a large round LED light which is the main indicator light, also supported by an audible alarm sound.
4. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein the system being operated by a remote control which has 4 buttons viz. 'P' for Pain, 'R' button is for Reverse, 'F' for Forward, and'S' is the Select button.
5. A system as claimed in any of the preceding claims wherein the device is capable of being installed on dental chair.
6. A system for communication between Dentists and Patients as hereinbefore described with specifications and with reference to the accompanying drawings.
|Indian Patent Application Number||999/DEL/2005|
|PG Journal Number||25/2009|
|Date of Filing||20-Apr-2005|
|Name of Patentee||DR. HARPREET SINGH,|
|Applicant Address||R/O,C/O, MR. K.K. SACHDEVA, 14/187, MALVIYA NAGAR, NEW DELHI, INDIA.|
|PCT International Classification Number||A61B 6/14|
|PCT International Application Number||N/A|
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