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Safe & Sound: Technical Report

Malone, Caoimhe (2018) Safe & Sound: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In modern day society, many elderly people now live independently in the community, whether it is in their own homes or in sheltered accomodation. They may live apart from their families or carers, perhaps in a different country, county or just 20 minutes away in the same city. This separation can lead to the elderly themselves to feel vulnerable and unsafe and the families to feel a sense of concern.

The product in this project is called Safe & Sound which is a system for that can ensure the safety of elderly people, by contacting their family members or emergency contacts quickly if a disturbance occurs. Raspberry Pi sensors will detect if movement has occured once the system has been turned on through the Alexa skill command. If movement is detected an Alarm will be sounded through Alexa. If the user is unable to tell Alexa to turn the alarm off, this in turn informs the system that they may be in trouble and their contacts are alerted via their phone.

I hope that this system can give elderly people a sense of safety in their own homes while keeping their independence and also give their families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are being monitored.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications

H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Welfare of older people
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 13:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3485

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