Saturday, August 28, 2010

Communication Console Concept: Hospital Guest To Patient Chat System

Hello All,

It seems for the most part hospital visitations by guests be it family or friends. Is limited to mid 20th century technological restrictions of the land line telephone call. (via a switchboard operator) Or the very traditional in-person hospital visit by a guest.

My concept blows past this traditional model of hospital guest visitations and ushers it into the early 21st century. Picture a communications console not to dissimilar from a laptop computer on a swivel arm attached to a hospital bed. It has a chief monitor, keyboard, microphone, one of several web cams in the room, and speakers. The communication console will also have "Voice Recognition Software" so a patient can go hands free be it in typing or interfacing with the console.

Every hospital guest will need to register themselves with the hospital website. Where they'll be authenticated by registering their Drivers License or State Picture ID card. Since patient security (privacy) is of utmost sensitivity. Besides to avoid every stranger to have access to a patients rooms they shouldn't be communicating with initially. The guest once authenticated will be given an access ID login and password. Where they'll encounter a social networking page provided by the hospital for the patient. Similar to "Facebook" in format with a: Wall for written messages, IRC (Instant Relay Chat) styled chat room, an incorporated secure Twitter page for health updates on the patient, a contact listing of registered guests, a subsequent contact list of on-duty nurses and doctors that are willing to take questions on the patients status, and other novelty applications. (like graphic icons of virtual flowers, etc...) Most importantly there will be a "Web Cam Chat Room" for either one one one video chats. Or multiple guests conversing at a time chatting with the patient.

The hospital can provide a default patient profile setting for their social networking page on the communication console. Which a tech savvy patient can customize to their preferences. The security settings to a patients profile can toggle "on or off" if video chats with audio dialogue is recorded or not. If text chat log is recorded or not, etc... However if a registered guest logging into the communication console of a patient is verbally abusive with the patient of hospital staff. The hospital security staff can override the patient profile setting to record all content. In order to provide evidence of an abusive registered guest from having very limited access to the patient or none at all. The communication console will also provide to the hospital staff with sufficient clearance to view an activity log. The activity log can be in text or a video / audio log that can be scanned to view any signs to a patients health.

The Communication Console like I stated earlier can have more than one situated web camera in the hospital room. In order for the guest to view the patient from multiple angles in the hospital room if the patient is asleep. If a patient is sleeping the Nurse can input an access code to mute all verbal contact with the patient during their rest. The communication console can also have a LED bulb that goes green to red. Green is when a virtual presence has connected and is interacting with the patient. Red is when there are no registered guests on the communication console. If a patient chooses to record any video, audio, or text chats on their profile settings. They can be handed over as a private secure download at their leisure upon their release from the hospital. As a keepsake for themselves or to be shared with close relatives at their discretion.

The 1st generation of these communication consoles can be rolled out to private hospital rooms. As an additional layer of a hospital amenity for the patient to utilize during their stay. The communication console will no doubt revolutionize hospital patient to guest visitations. Allowing relatives & close friends to visit a loved one from across the country or around the globe if need be.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Games Industry Concept: Game Achievements Rewarded With Retailer Incentives

Hello All,

For years now we as gamers with electronic games have reached achievement after achievement within a game title. Where by these milestones only served us in gaining additional ranks, in-game equipment, and status. Now with this concept the model for game achievements will evolve for the better and have a greater meaning to us.

Picture it when you reach anything from a trivial to majestic in-game achievements you'll be rewarded in kind by a retailer. Anything from using your first weapon in a FPS game title that offers you a retailer discount or cash rebate on your purchases. Up to in finishing a single player RPG game title by being rewarded a retailer or VISA cash gift card.

That in a nutshell is this idea that steps us forward as gamers in positive experiences. With a dual meaning for our game play and shopping habits being rewarded with another layer of incentives.

What I'm about to explain below are the intricacies of how such a plan could be pulled off by a company, game league outfit, or game publisher. This is not however one of those gimmicky programs that a gamer deposits his or her own cash to compete to win.

First, I consider this concept an evolution from what game developers already do to a game title. In terms of achievements, be they in the form of: trophies, badges, pins, or insignias in regarding a players milestone in the game title itself. Next, this concept also builds on top of what game publisher Microsoft has done with "Xbox Live" and by offering Xbox point reward system. That can be used for various downloads of media purchases be it: indie game titles, Tv episodes ala iTunes, or other offerings.

My evolution of this concept builds on what game developers and what Microsoft utilizes with Xbox points in a point system. And takes it to the next level by tying gamer achievements in a game title(s) to retailer incentives under 4 Tiers of awards. Where each achievement that is recorded in a game triggers a point system not unlike XBox Live utilizes. But also via the tier system would unlock from least to greatest retailer incentives. Such as: discounts on selected retailers participating in this program, shopper cash rebates by % (low percents for lower achievements, higher for bigger milestones), merchandise coupons be they free items or discount, and Gift or Cash Cards of various denominations. To top it all off contests and sweepstakes that individual players or entire clans or guilds can participate in for a shared prize pool. Be it: a vacation trip to a gamer convention such as "Comic-Con or E3", electronics, computer hardware, cars, cash prizes up to the millions US dollars.

The 4 Tier system would go like this: Bronze Tier 1 offers retailer discounts, Silver Tier 2 offers cash rebates or merchandise coupons, Gold Tier 3 offers Cash or Gift cards, Platinum Tier 4 offers mid to high end prizes.

Participating Corporate Sponsors can be enrolled into this program and be charged a maintenance fee as one of the several revenue streams for this company. Besides any discounts, cash rebates, coupons, or prize items offered up to the program for participating retailers. That commissions can also be paid for member referrals for any of their bonafide tracked consumer purchases. Including advertising from the sponsors that display in this program. Or fee's collected from consumer survey panels for offering their surveys to a locked group of a demographic of gamer enthusiasts.

The reward point system that the users (gamers) accumulate can be redeemed for various prizes from a reward catalog. Similar as to how online consumer survey panels offer their members. There can also be an auction site to bid on prizes with their reward points that have been earned from in-game achievements. Free reward points promotions can be offered by retailers. Or additional points earned when a user redeems and uses their retailer discounts, cash rebates, merchandise coupons, etc...

Targeted corporate sponsors or retailers can be: Computer and software makers, beverage and snack makers, electronic stores, fast food restaurants, clothing stores, music & movie stores, or types of franchise locations, game outlet stores, Mass merchandisers like Walmart, or E-Commerce retailers like Amazon.

This is a concept waiting to be seized by a enterprising company that can see the potential to be had for gamers (consumers). Giving a whole new meaning to in-game achievements from the gamers and retailers perspective.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

It's that time of the month again where I share another trio of my wisdom statements. Do note I'm not a daily poster to my blog site. Where I typically make posts after the 15th of any given month. Consisting of one "Jewels of Truth" post and usually two additional "Concept" posts as the plan.

As a frequent reader you'll soon realize that 5 years of this blog being about. That includes 3 "Jewels of Truth" statements per month and the math indicates a whole lot of material to enjoy. On numerous topics just at your finger tips to the right under the index of blog links.

I just wanted to state this in case if someone was wondering.

Now without a further adieu thank you for visiting.


905) The characteristics of a soul allow it to be in numerous places at once. Such is the inheritance of being in the "Image of God". These places can be dimensions of being or of ethereal thought itself. Such numerous locales challenges us to grow in maturity as a spirit. Whereby we travel to spheres of living, be it in our dream states or during our waking hours.

All of life that is incarnated has a symbiosis with God in spirit. As extensions of his being whether we accept his Will or not. We travel as souls to where we belong akin to a reflection in a mirror. As life is called a school for the soul we sojourn whilst we're alive as people. To multiple places that cause us to grow and mature if we're paying attention in Spirit. This side of Creation is a nursery for souls of all phases of maturity. In Eternity where their is no mortal age in spirit because we are immortal souls. Again due to being in the "Image of God" we can only grow through a process of maturity, triggered by life events that provoke depth in us. Thus the "Fruit of Life" is encountered and shared as a gift with other kindred souls in this Life.

These places of the soul may consist of fields of pure energy where the formless is given shape by us. The limitations we encounter as humans have no power here. We are limitless without bounds, we are God in infinite slices becoming self-aware. We are the "I Am". ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

906) When a society is divided from itself by divisive ideologies, Lo and behold its own undoing is at hand. Inviting an atmosphere of polarizing behavior that becomes uncivilized and hateful. Where only the fundamentalist view is the true view by those who have become distorted in rhetoric. Such ideologies can be from the secular to the religious in nature and action. Causing only those with exclusive license to spew their bigotry without pause or concern for the public good. All others whom are not of this elitist thinking be they foreign or domestic in citizenry are to be mistrusted and alienated.

Such a path of beliefs will only spiral downwards away from peace and democracy. Leading to civil eruptions be they protests or riots that are violent and antagonistic. Instead of seeking the "Middle Way" of compromise and a compact of a declared public trust in good faith. We will experience ruin in all its chaotic forms until we want not to bleed and hate no more. Nurture instead a spirit of cooperation and compromise to be truly peace makers and not victims of discord. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

907) When an obstacle has been encountered in your life. Know that in each difficulty therein its core is a solution to be found and worked out. However many people give up by inaction only to be swallowed whole with despair. Others yet still choose to self-medicate through destructive addictions to numb their own pain. Where by they dig an even deeper hole of despair unwittingly. The best path of resolution is the constructive path that allows for inner personal work to be accomplished. No matter how slow the pace or if there are "fits and starts" to a solution. Patience, Hope, and Unconditional Love are the keys to unraveling any difficulty under the sun. Be it big in scope or trivial in consequence. All can become better with thoughtful persistence that allows one to overcome and not despair. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Every being is an abode of God, worthy of respect and reverence. ---Hindu Scripture.

Life is a very narrow bridge between two eternities. Be not afraid. ---Rabbi Nachman of Braslav.

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ---Voltaire. (aka Francois-Marie Arouet) 1694-1778.