Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Vincent Winstead

Mentor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

As medical technology and the standard of living have improved, the number of vulnerable adults who live alone has increased. Asking for help themselves may be impossible if they have a medical or life issue. Some accidents may go unnoticed for individuals living alone. When accidents regarding vulnerable adults occur, it may take days or weeks to become known by family or neighbors. To solve this problem, a life alert system was designed for vulnerable adults in their homes. To demonstrate the system, A fusion of different sensors were set up in a booth to detect the user’s motion over an extended time period. When the system through the sensors considers a possibility that an accident has occurred, a camera turns on and shows the accident scene through a website. An emergency response agency, a social work agency, or family member is alerted to this website when the camera turns on. This allows a prompt reaction to assist the vulnerable adult.

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Apr 18th, 10:00 AM Apr 18th, 11:30 AM

Life Alert System for Vulnerable Adults who Live Alone

CSU Ballroom

As medical technology and the standard of living have improved, the number of vulnerable adults who live alone has increased. Asking for help themselves may be impossible if they have a medical or life issue. Some accidents may go unnoticed for individuals living alone. When accidents regarding vulnerable adults occur, it may take days or weeks to become known by family or neighbors. To solve this problem, a life alert system was designed for vulnerable adults in their homes. To demonstrate the system, A fusion of different sensors were set up in a booth to detect the user’s motion over an extended time period. When the system through the sensors considers a possibility that an accident has occurred, a camera turns on and shows the accident scene through a website. An emergency response agency, a social work agency, or family member is alerted to this website when the camera turns on. This allows a prompt reaction to assist the vulnerable adult.

Recommended Citation

Ahn, BoHyun. "Life Alert System for Vulnerable Adults who Live Alone." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/poster-session-A/54

 

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