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Title:
METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING LOCATION TRACKING AND DATA MONITORING USING AN AIRBOLT GPS DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2022/264041
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention provides a system and method for receiving a request from at least one user device, processing request data to generate a command that corresponds to initiating tracking of an object, transmitting the command to a GPS device, receiving sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the GPS device, retrieving an artificial intelligence model trained for analyzing the sensor data; analyzing the sensor data based on the artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger that includes an alarm corresponding to the device parameters, transmitting the at least one event trigger to the at least one user device, storing the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger in a distributed ledger.

Inventors:
SIDHU KABIR SINGH (AU)
SIDHU ANUROOP (AU)
PANNU GURBIR (AU)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2022/055519
Publication Date:
December 22, 2022
Filing Date:
June 15, 2022
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AIRBOLT PTY LTD (AU)
International Classes:
H04W4/021; E05B65/52; G01S19/42; G08B21/02; H04W4/38
Foreign References:
US20150271639A12015-09-24
US20190357049A12019-11-21
US20160275776A12016-09-22
US20040183672A12004-09-23
Other References:
FISHER CHRISTINE |: "AirBolt promises one-year battery life on its $80 GPS tracker", ENGADGET, 18 August 2020 (2020-08-18), XP093014725, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20230117]
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Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A method comprising receiving, using a communication device, a request from at least one user device; processing, using a processing device, request data to generate a command, the command corresponds to initiating tracking of an object; displaying, using a communication device, a user interface on the at least one user device; receiving, via the user interface, a user input corresponding to a user-selected geofence boundary of the object; transmitting, using the communication device, the command to a GPS device; receiving, using the communication device, sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the GPS device, wherein the at least one sensor is configured for determining device parameters associated with the device; retrieving, using a storage device, an artificial intelligence model trained for analyzing the sensor data; analyzing, using the processing device, the sensor data based on the artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger that includes an alarm corresponding to the device parameters; transmitting, using the communication device, the at least one event trigger to the at least one user device; storing, using the storage device, the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger in a distributed ledger.

2. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the GPS device is an AirBolt GPS device.

3. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the request includes a geo-fencing indication, a physical position.

4. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the request includes a temperature sensing request. 5. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the request includes a vehicle tracking request.

6. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the processing device is communicatively coupled to the GPS device.

7. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the at least one sensor includes a temperature sensor, a location sensor, an orientation sensor, a water sensor, a motion sensor, or an accelerometer.

8. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the device parameters include a temperature, a location, an orientation, a speed, and a height.

9. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the event trigger includes a notification when the object crosses the user-selected geofence boundary.

10. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the event trigger includes a notification generated when a patient falls from a bed.

11. The method as claimed in claim 1 , wherein the event trigger includes a notification generated when a lock’s status is changed. 12. A non-transitory computer readable medium containing computer-readable instructions stored therein for causing a computer processor to perform operations to: receive, using a communication device, a request from at least one user device, wherein the request includes a geo-fencing indication and a physical position; process, using a processing device communicatively coupled to a GPS device, request data to generate a command, wherein the command corresponds to initiating tracking of an object; display, using a communication device, a user interface on at least one user device; receive, via the user interface, a user input corresponding to a user-selected geofence boundary of the object; transmit, using the communication device, the command to the GPS device; receive, using the communication device, sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the GPS device, wherein the at least one sensor is configured for determining device parameters associated with the GPS device; retrieve, using a storage device, an artificial intelligence model trained for analyzing the sensor data; analyze, using the processing device, the sensor data based on the artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger that includes an alarm corresponding to the device parameters; transmit, using the communication device, the at least one event trigger to the at least one user device; store, using the storage device, the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger in a distributed ledger. 13. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the

GPS device is an AirBolt GPS device.

14. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the request includes a temperature sensing request and a vehicle tracking request.

15. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the processing device is communicatively coupled to the AirBolt GPS device.

16. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the at least one sensor includes a temperature sensor, a location sensor, an orientation sensor, a water sensor, a motion sensor, or an accelerometer.

17. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the device parameters include a temperature, a location, an orientation, a speed, and a height.

18. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the event trigger includes a notification when the object crosses the user-selected geofence boundary.

19. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the event trigger includes a notification generated when a patient falls from a bed.

20. The non-transitory computer readable medium as claimed in claim 12, wherein the event trigger includes a notification generated when surrounding temperature of the patient rises beyond a predetermined temperature.

Description:
METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING LOCATION TRACKING AND DATA MONITORING USING AN AIRBOLT GPS DEVICE

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location. More specifically, the present invention is methods and systems for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The field of data processing is technologically important to several industries, business organizations, and/or individuals.

Existing techniques for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring are deficient with regard to several aspects. For instance, current technologies are heavy and often occupy a lot of space. Further, current technologies do not provide a sufficient battery backup (up to 12 months). Further, current technologies do not facilitate providing indoor and outdoor location tracking. Moreover, current technologies do not facilitate the provisioning of efficient live global tracking over low power cellular, GPS, BLE, etc. Further, current technologies do not facilitate operation of smart home devices (or other AirBolt devices).

Therefore, there is a need for improved methods and systems facilitating location tracking that may overcome one or more of the above-mentioned problems and/or limitations. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form, that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter. Nor is this summary intended to be used to limit the claimed subject matter’s scope.

According to some embodiments, a method for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an -AirBolt GPS device is disclosed. Accordingly, the method may include receiving, using a communication device, a request from at least one user device associated with at least one user. The request may include request data. Further, the method may include processing, using a processing device, the request data to generate a command. Further, the method may include transmitting, using the communication device, the command to the AirBolt GPS device. Further, the method may include receiving, using the communication device, sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the AirBolt GPS device. Further, the method may include retrieving, using a storage device, an artificial intelligence model. Further, the method may include analyzing, using the processing device, the sensor data based on the artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger. Further, the method may include transmitting, using the communication device, the at least one event trigger to the at least one user device. Further, the method may include storing, using the storage device, the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger. According to some aspects, a system for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using the AirBolt GPS device is disclosed. Accordingly, the system may include a communication device, a processing device, and a storage device. Further, the communication device may be configured for receiving a request from at least one user device associated with at least one user. Further, the communication device may be configured for transmitting a command to the AirBolt GPS device. Further, the communication device may be configured for receiving sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the AirBolt GPS device. Further, the communication device may be configured for transmitting at least one event trigger to the at least one user device. Further, the system may include a processing device configured for processing the request data to generate the command. Further, the processing device may be communicatively coupled to the AirBolt GPS device. Further, the processing device may be configured for analyzing the sensor data based on an artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger. Further, the system may include a storage device configured for retrieving the artificial intelligence model. Further, the storage device may be configured for storing the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger.

Both the foregoing summary and the following detailed description provide examples and are explanatory only. Accordingly, the foregoing summary and the following detailed description should not be considered to be restrictive. Further, features or variations may be provided in addition to those set forth herein. For example, embodiments may be directed to various feature combinations and sub-combinations described in the detailed description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this disclosure, illustrate various embodiments of the present disclosure. The drawings contain representations of various trademarks and copyrights owned by the Applicants. In addition, the drawings may contain other marks owned by third parties and are being used for illustrative purposes only. All rights to various trademarks and copyrights represented herein, except those belonging to their respective owners, are vested in and the property of the applicants. The applicants retain and reserve all rights in their trademarks and copyrights included herein, and grant permission to reproduce the material only in connection with reproduction of the granted patent and for no other purpose.

Furthermore, the drawings may contain text or captions that may explain certain embodiments of the present disclosure. This text is included for illustrative, non-limiting, explanatory purposes of certain embodiments detailed in the present disclosure. FIG. 1 is an illustration of an online platform consistent with various embodiments of the present disclosure.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a system for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device, in accordance with some embodiments.

FIG. 3 is an illustration of the AirBolt GPS device communicating with a user device, in accordance with some embodiments.

FIG. 4 is a flow chart of a method for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device, in accordance with some embodiments.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram of a computing device for implementing the methods disclosed herein, in accordance with some embodiments. DETAIL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE INVENTION

As a preliminary matter, it will readily be understood by one having ordinary skill in the relevant art that the present disclosure has broad utility and application. As should be understood, any embodiment may incorporate only one or a plurality of the above- disclosed aspects of the disclosure and may further incorporate only one or a plurality of the above-disclosed features. Furthermore, any embodiment discussed and identified as being “preferred” is considered to be part of a best mode contemplated for carrying out the embodiments of the present disclosure. Other embodiments also may be discussed for additional illustrative purposes in providing a full and enabling disclosure. Moreover, many embodiments, such as adaptations, variations, modifications, and equivalent arrangements, will be implicitly disclosed by the embodiments described herein and fall within the scope of the present disclosure.

Accordingly, while embodiments are described herein in detail in relation to one or more embodiments, it is to be understood that this disclosure is illustrative and exemplary of the present disclosure, and are made merely for the purposes of providing a full and enabling disclosure. The detailed disclosure herein of one or more embodiments is not intended, nor is to be construed, to limit the scope of patent protection afforded in any claim of a patent issuing here from, which scope is to be defined by the claims and the equivalents thereof. It is not intended that the scope of patent protection be defined by reading into any claim a limitation found herein that does not explicitly appear in the claim itself. Thus, for example, any sequence(s) and/or temporal order of steps of various processes or methods that are described herein are illustrative and not restrictive. Accordingly, it should be understood that, although steps of various processes or methods may be shown and described as being in a sequence or temporal order, the steps of any such processes or methods are not limited to being carried out in any particular sequence or order, absent an indication otherwise. Indeed, the steps in such processes or methods generally may be carried out in various different sequences and orders while still falling within the scope of the present invention. Accordingly, it is intended that the scope of patent protection is to be defined by the issued claim(s) rather than the description set forth herein.

Additionally, it is important to note that each term used herein refers to that which an ordinary artisan would understand such term to mean based on the contextual use of such term herein. To the extent that the meaning of a term used herein — as understood by the ordinary artisan based on the contextual use of such term — differs in any way from any particular dictionary definition of such term, it is intended that the meaning of the term as understood by the ordinary artisan should prevail.

Furthermore, it is important to note that, as used herein, “a” and “an” each generally denotes “at least one,” but does not exclude a plurality unless the contextual use dictates otherwise. When used herein to join a list of items, “or” denotes “at least one of the items,” but does not exclude a plurality of items of the list. Finally, when used herein to join a list of items, “and” denotes “all of the items of the list.”

The following detailed description refers to the accompanying drawings. Wherever possible, the same reference numbers are used in the drawings and the following description to refer to the same or similar elements. While many embodiments of the disclosure may be described, modifications, adaptations, and other implementations are possible. For example, substitutions, additions, or modifications may be made to the elements illustrated in the drawings, and the methods described herein may be modified by substituting, reordering, or adding stages to the disclosed methods. Accordingly, the following detailed description does not limit the disclosure. Instead, the proper scope of the disclosure is defined by the appended claims. The present disclosure contains headers. It should be understood that these headers are used as references and are not to be construed as limiting upon the subjected matter disclosed under the header. The present disclosure includes many aspects and features. Moreover, while many aspects and features relate to, and are described in the context of methods and systems for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device, embodiments of the present disclosure are not limited to use only in this context.

Overview: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device.

AirBolt GPS device is a cellular and GPS tracker designed for an object such as a pet, key, and vehicle. The present invention discloses a method and system configured for an AirBolt GPS device, however, the present invention may be used with any GPS device that includes functions similar to the AirBolt GPS device.

The AirBolt GPS device may be configured for facilitating provisioning live tracking. Further, a user (or the at least one user) may track on-demand, at set intervals, or use triggers to report location i.e. movement. Further, the AirBolt GPS device may be configured for switching bands across the globe. Further, the AirBolt GPS device may be configured for auto switching bands across the globe. Further, many existing trackers are restricted to one region. Further, global band capability may be important as it opens up the traveler market and creates a seamless ecosystem and reduces SKU count, improves efficiency with support, opens up the Enterprise channel with global deployments. This is a strong factor as the AirBolt GPS device can work across many different global networks and switch between them to allow users to travel freely borderless.

Further, the user may request to unlock their locks remotely either in an enterprise situation or consumer. As the GPS has a connection, the user can send the command and if the GPS is near the lock, it can request it to unlock it (or lock it). Another example of using the AirBolt GPS device as a data hub may include a server room where that includes many cabinets locked. Further, all locks associated with the cabinets may report to the AirBolt GPS device and the AirBolt GPS device may then send information constantly to the server. The data hub functionality of the AirBolt GPS device need not be restricted to

AirBolt devices only. For example, the AirBolt GPS device may be used to send data from water meters in utility or mine sites.

Having a separate control center such as the AirBolt GPS device is essential and unique. Combining technology can be limiting and expensive so there is a need to separate the two makings each product affordable in its own right. Furthermore, having the GPS act as a data module allows the user to reduce the number of internet connections needed and devices needed - as one GPS module can listen to many devices. So, if the user were to have a room filled with many locks, one or a couple of GPSs’ would suffice. The technology may however be integrated into a Smart Lock. The first use case of the AirBolt GPS device as a data module, however, may be AirBolt Locks.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device may be configured for providing voice alerts. Further, the AirBolt GPS device can be designed to play voice messages when needed. The main use of this is to replace lost item tags i.e.” if lost ring 000000”. The issue with current tags is if details change, it is very hard to alter it and the user has to get a new tag.

With the AirBolt GPS device, the user may have a standard written message (or message) saying for example “if found, press button twice”, this will send a location to a user device and play a custom voice message to the finder. The best thing about this is that should your details change, simply update the message. Further, the AirBolt GPS, also has the capability to flash it's LED to aid finding but also to alert individuals if the tracker is used to track them - privacy feature. Further, the AirBolt GPS device may be configured for playing back generic tones/beeps or a regular voice message to increase the chance of the device being heard. This may be handy should it be used to track people or invade privacy, that the individual may be alerted. Further, the AirBolt GPS device may be configured for auto detecting human presence using temperature, accelerometer and presence of phones/watches/smart devices that may not be associated with the owners to determine if privacy is being invaded.

FIG. 1 is an illustration of an online platform 100 consistent with various embodiments of the present disclosure. By way of non-limiting example, the online platform 100 for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring may be hosted on a centralized server 102, such as, for example, a cloud computing service. The centralized server 102 may communicate with other network entities, such as, for example, a mobile device 106 (such as a smartphone, a laptop, a tablet computer, etc.), other electronic devices 110 (such as desktop computers, server computers, etc.), databases 114, sensors 116, and a device 118 (such as an AirBolt GPS device) over a communication network 104, such as, but not limited to, the Internet. Further, users of the online platform 100 may include relevant parties such as, but not limited to, end-users, service providers, and administrators. Accordingly, in some instances, electronic devices operated by the one or more relevant parties may be in communication with the online platform 100.

A user 112, such as the one or more relevant parties, may access the online platform 100 through a web-based software application or browser. The web-based software application may be embodied as, for example, but not be limited to, a website, a web application, a desktop application, and a mobile application compatible with a computing device 700.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a system 200 for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the system 200 may include a communication device 210, a processing device 220, and a storage device 230. Further, the processing device 220 may be communicatively coupled to the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the communication device 210 may be configured for receiving a request from at least one user device 300 associated with at least one user. Further, the at least one user may include an individual, an institution, and an organization that may want to perform location tracking of an object using the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the at least one user device 300 may include a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, a personal computer, and so on. Further, the request may indicate that the at least one user may want to perform the location tracking. Further, in an instance, the request may include a geo-fencing indication associated with the object.

In some embodiments, the method may include a step to display a user interface on the at least one user device 300 and receive, via the user interface, a user input corresponding to a user-selected geofence boundary of the object.

Further, in an instance, the request may include a temperature sensing request. Further, the temperature sensing request may be associated with the at least one user that may dispose the AirBolt GPS device 118 on the object (such as a patient) and may want to know a temperature of the surrounding of the patient and a physical position of the patient. Further, the physical position may include the patient position of laying on a bed. Further, in an instance, the request may include a vehicle tracking request. Further, the vehicle sensing request may be associated with the at least one user that may dispose the AirBolt GPS device 118 on the object (or a car parked in parking) and may want to be aware of a location, a temperature, and motion of the car. Further, the communication device 210 may be configured for transmitting a command to the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the communication device 210 may be configured for receiving sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the at least one sensor may include a temperature sensor, a location sensor, an orientation sensor, a water sensor, a motion sensor, an accelerometer, etc. Further, the at least one sensor may be configured for determining device parameters associated with the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the device parameters may include a temperature, a location, an orientation, a speed, a height, etc. Further, the communication device 210 may be configured for transmitting at least one event trigger to the at least one user device 300. Further, the system 200 may include a processing device 220 configured for processing the request data to generate the command. Further, the command may correspond to initiating tracking of the object. Further, the processing device 220 may be configured for analyzing the sensor data based on an artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger. Further, the at least one event trigger may include an alarm corresponding to the device parameters. Further, in an instance, the event trigger may include a notification when the object crosses the geo-fence created by the at least one user. Further, in an instance, the event trigger may include a notification generated if the patient falls from a bed or if the temperature of the surrounding of the patient rises beyond a predetermined temperature.

Further, the system 200 may include a storage device 230 configured for retrieving the artificial intelligence model. Further, the artificial learning model may include a machine learning model. Further, the artificial learning model may be trained for analyzing the sensor data. Further, the storage device 230 may be configured for storing the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger. Further, in an embodiment, the storage device 230 may be configured for storing the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger in a distributed ledger.

As shown in FIG. 3, the AirBolt GPS device 118 can be small enough and light enough to fit on a keyring and configured to communicate with a user device 300. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be characterized by a battery life of up to 12 months per charge. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for providing indoor and outdoor tracking. Further, the disclosed AirBolt GPS device 118 may provide position over Cellular and GPS. GPS is great for outdoors, Cellular is great for both indoor and outdoor. Further, the disclosed AirBolt GPS device 118 may offer long-range Bluetooth 5.1 and direction-finding support. Further, a location provided by GPS/

Cellular may be augmented that may help the user locate the AirBolt GPS device 118 within a house/ Indoors/ nearby. Further, as with the direction finding, the disclosed AirBolt GPS device 118 may use Angle of Arrival and Angle of Departure to increase location accuracy with the Bluetooth.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for communicating to other devices (in particular AirBolt Smart Locks). Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may combine secure access devices with asset tracking. Essentially, the AirBolt GPS device 118 as a data module may listen to the AirBolt devices (current and future) 118 and send relevant information back or control them. The extent of this can even be the ability to remote control the AirBolt device 118. For instance, if the AirBolt Travel lock is opened by TSA (Airport security), this information can be sent via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or another protocol to the AirBolt GPS device 118 that may report back to the user immediately.

This is critical as previously without a data connection, the lock may only tell this information when the lock is connected to the phone via Bluetooth when the user was a few meters away. Having the AirBolt GPS device 118 acts like a live connection not requiring the user to be near to receive information. The AirBolt GPS device 118 may need to be within range of the protocol i.e. Bluetooth however.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be asleep most of the time and may include an accelerometer to wake up. This is an essential power-saving mode for when tracking is only needed when something is moved from its original position. The accelerometer may allow sensitivity adjustments and timing adjustments. This is an important note, some devices use the accelerometer but only periodically or only send a reaction on movement. The AirBolt GPS device’s 118 accelerometer may remain on due to low power and monitor movement but over a set period. This can prevent false alerts. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for determining a movement that has occurred but only reacts to the movement after a set time i.e. GPS takes a predetermined action if that movement continuously occurs for a pre-determined time (or X seconds or minutes) as set by the user. For instance, imagine a pet dog who constantly moves around the house. Firstly, the size and type of dog would require you to adjust the sensitivity of the accelerometer - depending on how they move (this would reduce the GPS triggering for simple head movements and focus more on full-body movements indicating the dog is changing location). The power to do this may be in the user's hand giving them flexibility unlike any other. Secondly, if the accelerometer was used to wake up the whole device each time the dog moved, then it would consume the battery, so a time element needs to be added. This would mean that if the dog moved constantly for “X” amount of time, start reporting.

This may be helpful in Geo-Fencing cases and can be combined. Typically, devices (available in the market) only check a Geo-Fence every set period. For instance, if the device reports location every 5 minutes, and say someone steals a bike and leaves the Geo-Fence, it may take up to 5 minutes to know that. Combining the Geo-Fence with accelerometer sensitivity and timing adjustments can decrease the time in which the user may be alerted that the Geo-fence is broken without sacrificing as much battery. The AirBolt GPS device 118 is also super power efficient by determining when the user is nearby. Using a low-power protocol like LPWAN/Bluetooth/UWB, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may detect that the user is nearby by connecting to the user's device i.e. phone, smartwatch, smart wearable, and power down the cellular and GPS services. This can increase the battery life of the AirBolt GPS device 118 significantly. It could also augment the location of the AirBolt GPS device 118 with that of the user's phone/wearable using the low power protocol signal strength to know how far it is from the user. Furthermore, it allows the AirBolt GPS device 118 to turn off a Cellular and GPS chip of the AirBolt GPS device 118 or put it into a powered downstate. The AirBolt GPS device 118 may run on low-power Bluetooth/LPWAN or UWB (or similar) until the AirBolt GPS device 118 gets disconnected from the user at which point it can power up its cellular and GPS chips in a “ready to report” state. It can also use this point of disconnect to check against the geo-fence which makes it extremely smart as it is unlikely a user would set a geofence less than 30m radii from themselves (as at the point they’d be able to see the item regardless). The ready-to-report state means the AirBolt GPS device 118 may begin reporting at the user's preset reporting intervals in between which it will be asleep in PSM/eDRX modes. Being in this mode also allows the user to send a request for an immediate update. Again, the thought behind this is that knowing the user nearby means that it is unlikely the user needs to use the location services of the AirBolt GPS device 118. The user should be nearby enough to be able to see the item it is attached to or if they cannot, simply set off the buzzer on it/use a signal strength range meter on a software platform associated with the disclosed system to find it. As soon as the device disconnects or loses a connection, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may switch to its predetermined (set by user) location reporting intervals.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may use Long Range Bluetooth. This means the AirBolt GPS device 118 may stay connected to the owner for a greater distance and as it only needs very little data. During this time, Long Range Bluetooth is effective.

The AirBolt GPS device 118 uses both LTE-M and NB-IoT making it unique. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 uses both next-generation low-power cellular networks allowing for greater worldwide capability as country-wise deployment varies greatly. The AirBolt GPS device 118 may use advanced connection methods like PSM and eDRX modes which allows the AirBolt GPS device 118 to stay registered to the network whilst being asleep. Compared to other cellular connections, this is a large advantage as it allows the AirBolt GPS device 118 to essentially be in a low power state more often and save energy not having to connect to the network from the very beginning all the time which saves time. Furthermore, low data requirements also mean the AirBolt GPS device 118 can be more efficient as there is only a minimum amount of information exchange required every time the AirBolt GPS device 118 sends over the networks. The AirBolt GPS device 118 can also be made to use Rel 15 wake-up signals to stay asleep even longer - this means that users can send requests to track on-demand at which point the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be woken up.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 is designed to be smart. Each wireless signal requires power however, it is not necessary that each one of them needs to be on all the time. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may turn them on as needed. For example, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may receive requests for location (or wake up at a certain interval). At this point, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may, for example, only power on the Cellular and determine location quickly and display to the user. GPS signals take longer to acquire, so showing the user something enhances the experience from a user experience greatly. As soon as the cellular sends the relevant details, the AirBolt GPS device 118 can go into sleep mode and simply wait for the GPS to acquire an accurate location, once GPS acquires the location, the AirBolt GPS device 118 can power back up, send the coordinates, and details, then power back down along with anything else.

Further, the cellular sleeps for the time GPS takes to acquire location rather than staying powered on. This is a large saving.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 combines both GPS - AGPS/Predictive GPS + cellular. This allows users to choose to allow cellular for higher efficiency less accuracy or GPS with higher power consumption but higher accuracy. Giving the user choice is important and the ability to turn each type of tracking on or off is essential to create greater flexibility in its use.

Furthermore, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may use next-generation Long Range Bluetooth and Bluetooth direction-finding. This allows users to create short virtual leashes or tie the AirBolt GPS device 118 with the use of Beacons. For instance, an item may be placed in an indoor building, with many beacons within the space sending signals back and forth between the AirBolt GPS device 118 and the beacon. Once the device loses that signal or leaves the beacon space, it can trigger an event.

The AirBolt GPS device 118 can be used as a smart button. Further, the user may program the AirBolt GPS device 118 to turn on or off other smart devices. For instance, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be used to arm a smart alarm as you leave home, turn lights/heating on-off, open a garage door, make it ring when someone is at the door, unlock your smart door, and much more. In addition to a button press, the user may use proximity or a geofence as the input e.g. after I leave my house, turn off the lights. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include an SOS or Button trigger that may trigger events and notifications on press. Further, the button trigger may initiate live tracking to a person the user designated as a guardian or significant other. Further, the button trigger may send an urgent alarm to all users that someone is in danger. It can turn on the buzzer (or turn it off) it can even turn on a light switch. It is essentially a connected tracker and an action button. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may serve as a powerful device for the security of kids or women.

The AirBolt GPS device 118 may include water sensors that may trigger a water alarm. Initially, this was designed to detect exposure to water. Further, the water alarm may be used in general monitoring scenarios or even urgent situations in case somebody falls in the pool or leak detection.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be integrated with Apple™ Car Key. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include a temperature sensor. The AirBolt GPS device 118 may use the temperature sensor to provide feedback on temperature and weather conditions where it is placed but also augment this with actions. For instance, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for performing “A” when temperature = B. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may relay the feedback (or data) to other devices or the cloud to trigger events or rules within existing systems. For instance, turn on a watering system if the temperature reaches X based on the feedback on temperature. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may alert the user based on the feedback if a relative (or loved one) is in an unsafe environment.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include a satellite navigation system i.e. GNSS. Further, the GPS associated with the disclosed system may be augmented with higher accuracy signals like Ultra-Wide Band for accurate nearby tracking.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include GPS Generation 3 or beyond too along with LPWAN systems. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be integrated with voice command and IFFT. The AirBolt GPS device 118 design deploys smart component segmentation isolating components on different power maps on a hardware level so that parts of it can be switched off when not in use.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be integrated with voice command and smart home. Further, the user may find items by using Siri/Google or Alexa (or others). Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for updating firmware over the air or Bluetooth. The AirBolt GPS device 118 uses e-sim, nano sim, iSim, etc. - which allows for dynamic updates on connectivity profiles. The AirBolt GPS device 118 charges via USB-C but can be made to use other forms of charging such as wireless charging. The AirBolt GPS device 118 has buzzer alerts. The AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for detecting falls that can be used to detect if items fall i.e. falling platforms in enterprise triggering an alert or patients falling triggering alerts. The AirBolt GPS device 118 may be attached to items using a built-in keyring slot. Further, other attachments may be added to the AirBolt GPS device 118 using a built-in attachment mold to which accessories can be added. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 is waterproof and may work with Smart Watches, Phones, a Web Platform, or other devices i.e. smart glasses, future cars, smart speakers. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 offers live tracking capabilities and beats tile on live tracking, Geo-Fencing, SOS Alarm capability, and open API. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may not be restricted to a particular platform. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may not be restricted by Bluetooth range. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may work with Apple™ Watch and Samsung™ Watch. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be associated with an eco-system between locks and tracker.

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be configured for detecting falls and location tracking based on movement capability (accelerometer). Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be charged by USB-C or in the future wirelessly (or using another protocol).

Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include an AirBolt device mesh configured for communicating to other Airbolt devices using Bluetooth and other communicating technologies. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include an Airbolt command set. Further, the Airbolt command set may be configured for determining how the Cellular and BLE chips interact for shared resources like the SOS button, buzzer, and accelerometer. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may include the accelerometer as an interrupt to wake both nrf9160 and nrf52833 Chips for a “tracking on movement mode". Further, in an instance, in case a person activates the “tracking on movement mode”, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may start sending data if there is movement. It is good for tracking valuables that are mostly expected to be dormant like a car in airport parking while the owner is away. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be associated with Airbolt custom encryption that combines AES 128 ECB, CBC, and Deffie Hellaman key exchange to provide secure data communication that may improve privacy and prevent hacking. Further, the AirBolt GPS device 118 may be built into other form factors such as bike lights, helmets, vehicles, key fobs, suitcases, wallets, pet collars, etc. FIG. 4 is a flowchart of a method 400 for facilitating location tracking and data monitoring using an AirBolt GPS device 118, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, at 410, the present invention may include a process for receiving, using a communication device, a request from at least one user device associated with at least one user. Further, the at least one user may include an individual, an institution, and an organization that may want to perform location tracking of an object using the AirBolt GPS device 118. In some embodiments, the AirBolt GPS device 118 of the present invention can be a GPS device known in the art that includes functions similar to the functions of the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the at least one user device may include a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, a personal computer, and so on. Further, the request may indicate that the at least one user may want to perform the location tracking. Further, in an instance, the request may include a geo-fencing indication associated with the object. Further, in an instance, the request may include a temperature sensing request. Further, the temperature sensing request may be associated with the at least one user that may dispose the AirBolt GPS device 118 on the object (such as a patient) and may want to know a temperature of the surrounding of the patient and a physical position of the patient. Further, the physical position may include the patient position of laying on a bed. Further, in an instance, the request may include a vehicle tracking request. Further, the vehicle sensing request may be associated with the at least one user that may dispose the AirBolt GPS device 118 on the object (or a car parked in parking) and may want to be aware of a location, a temperature, and motion of the car.

Further, at 420, the present invention may include a process for processing, using a processing device 220, the request data to generate a command. Further, the command may correspond to initiating tracking of the object. Further, the processing device 220 may be communicatively coupled to the AirBolt GPS device 118.

Further, at 430, the present invention may include a process for transmitting, using the communication device 210, the command to the AirBolt GPS device 118.

Further, at 440, the present invention may include a process for receiving, using the communication device 210, sensor data from at least one sensor disposed on the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the at least one sensor may include a temperature sensor, a location sensor, an orientation sensor, a water sensor, a motion sensor, an accelerometer, a lock status sensor that detects the lock’s open or closed status, etc. Further, the at least one sensor may be configured for determining device parameters associated with the AirBolt GPS device 118. Further, the device parameters may include a temperature, a location, an orientation, a speed, a height, a lock’s open or closed status, etc.

Further, at 450, the present invention may include a process for retrieving, using a storage device, an artificial intelligence model. Further, the artificial learning model may include a machine learning model. Further, the artificial learning model may be trained for analyzing the sensor data.

Further, at 460, the present invention may include a process for analyzing, using the processing device 220, the sensor data based on the artificial intelligence model to generate at least one event trigger. Further, the at least one event trigger may include an alarm corresponding to the device parameters. Further, in an instance, the event trigger may include a notification when the object crosses the geofence created by the at least one user. Further, in an instance, the event trigger may include a notification generated if the patient falls from a bed or if the temperature of the surrounding of the patient rises beyond a predetermined temperature.

In some embodiments, the event trigger may include a notification generated when a lock’s status is changed.

Further, at 470, the present invention may include a process for transmitting, using the communication device 210, the at least one event trigger to the at least one user device 300.

Further, at 480, the present invention may include a process for storing, using the storage device 230, the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger.

In some embodiments, the method 400 may also include storing, using the storage device 230, the request, the sensor data, and the at least one event trigger in a distributed ledger.

With reference to FIG. 5, a system 200 consistent with an embodiment of the disclosure may include a computing device or cloud service, such as computing device 700. In a basic configuration, computing device 700 may include at least one processing unit 702 and a system memory 704. Depending on the configuration and type of computing device, system memory 704 may comprise, but is not limited to, volatile (e.g. random-access memory (RAM)), non-volatile (e.g. read-only memory (ROM)), flash memory, or any combination. System memory 704 may include operating system 705, one or more programming modules 706, and may include a program data 707. Operating system 705, for example, may be suitable for controlling computing device 700’ s operation. In one embodiment, programming modules 706 may include image -processing module, machine learning module and/or image classifying module. Furthermore, embodiments of the disclosure may be practiced in conjunction with a graphics library, other operating systems, or any other application program and is not limited to any particular application or system. This basic configuration is illustrated in FIG. 7 by those components within a dashed line 708.

Computing device 700 may have additional features or functionality. For example, computing device 700 may also include additional data storage devices (removable and/or non-removable) such as, for example, magnetic disks, optical disks, or tape. Such additional storage is illustrated in FIG. 7 by a removable storage 709 and a non-removable storage 710. Computer storage media may include volatile and nonvolatile, removable and non-removable media implemented in any method or technology for storage of information, such as computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data. System memory 704, removable storage 709, and non-removable storage 710 are all computer storage media examples (i.e., memory storage.) Computer storage media may include, but is not limited to, RAM, ROM, electrically erasable read-only memory (EEPROM), flash memory or other memory technology, CD-ROM, digital versatile disks (DVD) or other optical storage, magnetic cassettes, magnetic tape, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices, or any other medium which can be used to store information and which can be accessed by computing device 700. Any such computer storage media may be part of device 700. Computing device 700 may also have input device(s) 712 such as a keyboard, a mouse, a pen, a sound input device, a touch input device, a location sensor, a camera, a biometric sensor, etc. Output device(s) 714 such as a display, speakers, a printer, etc. may also be included. The aforementioned devices are examples and others may be used.

Computing device 700 may also contain a communication connection 716 that may allow device 700 to communicate with other computing devices 718, such as over a network in a distributed computing environment, for example, an intranet or the Internet. Communication connection 716 is one example of communication media. Communication media may typically be embodied by computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data in a modulated data signal, such as a carrier wave or other transport mechanism, and includes any information delivery media. The term “modulated data signal” may describe a signal that has one or more characteristics set or changed in such a manner as to encode information in the signal. By way of example, and not limitation, communication media may include wired media such as a wired network or direct- wired connection, and wireless media such as acoustic, radio frequency (RF), infrared, and other wireless media. The term computer-readable media as used herein may include both storage media and communication media.

As stated above, a number of program modules and data files may be stored in system memory 704, including operating system 705. While executing on processing unit 702, programming modules 706 (e.g., application 720 such as a media player) may perform processes including, for example, one or more stages of methods, algorithms, systems, applications, servers, databases as described above. The aforementioned process is an example, and processing unit 702 may perform other processes. Other programming modules that may be used in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure may include sound encoding/decoding applications, machine learning application, acoustic classifiers, etc.

Generally, consistent with embodiments of the disclosure, program modules may include routines, programs, components, data structures, and other types of structures that may perform particular tasks or that may implement particular abstract data types. Moreover, embodiments of the disclosure may be practiced with other computer system configurations, including hand-held devices, general-purpose graphics processor-based systems, multiprocessor systems, microprocessor-based or programmable consumer electronics, application-specific integrated circuit-based electronics, minicomputers, mainframe computers, and the like. Embodiments of the disclosure may also be practiced in distributed computing environments where tasks are performed by remote processing devices that are linked through a communications network. In a distributed computing environment, program modules may be located in both local and remote memory storage devices.

Furthermore, embodiments of the disclosure may be practiced in an electrical circuit comprising discrete electronic elements, packaged or integrated electronic chips containing logic gates, a circuit utilizing a microprocessor, or on a single chip containing electronic elements or microprocessors. Embodiments of the disclosure may also be practiced using other technologies capable of performing logical operations such as, for example, AND, OR, and NOT, including but not limited to mechanical, optical, fluidic, and quantum technologies. In addition, embodiments of the disclosure may be practiced within a general-purpose computer or in any other circuits or systems. Embodiments of the disclosure, for example, may be implemented as a computer process (method), a computing system, or as an article of manufacture, such as a computer program product or computer-readable media. The computer program product may be a computer storage media readable by a computer system and encoding a computer program of instructions for executing a computer process. The computer program product may also be a propagated signal on a carrier readable by a computing system and encoding a computer program of instructions for executing a computer process. Accordingly, the present disclosure may be embodied in hardware and/or in software (including firmware, resident software, micro-code, etc.). In other words, embodiments of the present disclosure may take the form of a computer program product on a computer-usable or computer-readable storage medium having computer-usable or computer-readable program code embodied in the medium for use by or in connection with an instruction execution system. A computer-usable or computer-readable medium may be any medium that can contain, store, communicate, propagate, or transport the program for use by or in connection with the instruction execution system, apparatus, or device.

The computer-usable or computer-readable medium may be, for example but not limited to, an electronic, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, infrared, or semiconductor system, apparatus, device, or propagation medium. More specific computer-readable medium examples (a non-exhaustive list), the computer-readable medium may include the following: an electrical connection having one or more wires, a portable computer diskette, a random-access memory (RAM), a read-only memory (ROM), an erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM or Flash memory), an optical fiber, and a portable compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM). Note that the computer-usable or computer-readable medium could even be paper or another suitable medium upon which the program is printed, as the program can be electronically captured, via, for instance, optical scanning of the paper or other medium, then compiled, interpreted, or otherwise processed in a suitable manner, if necessary, and then stored in a computer memory.

Embodiments of the present disclosure, for example, are described above with reference to block diagrams and/or operational illustrations of methods, systems, and computer program products according to embodiments of the disclosure. The functions/acts noted in the blocks may occur out of the order as shown in any flowchart. For example, two blocks shown in succession may in fact be executed substantially concurrently or the blocks may sometimes be executed in the reverse order, depending upon the functionality /acts involved.

While certain embodiments of the disclosure have been described, other embodiments may exist. Furthermore, although embodiments of the present disclosure have been described as being associated with data stored in memory and other storage mediums, data can also be stored on or read from other types of computer-readable media, such as secondary storage devices, like hard disks, solid-state storage (e.g., USB drive), or a CD-ROM, a carrier wave from the Internet, or other forms of RAM or ROM. Further, the disclosed methods’ stages may be modified in any manner, including by reordering stages and/or inserting or deleting stages, without departing from the disclosure. Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.