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Jun 29, 2016 7:49 EST

Smart House Project – making the daily lives of elderly and disabled people easier

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 29, 2016

Smart House Project

by Smart House Project by Earnmonitor

making the daily lives of elderly and disabled people easier

 

About this project

Smart House solutions that make the daily lives of elderly and disabled people easier. This is a real-life solution which has been integrated into a custom-built Smart House prototype. This proposed Smart House solution has already been evaluated using a focus group with nine elderly and disabled people. The results of the evaluation suggest that the proposed Smart House can significantly improve the life of the target group and can be considered for wider adoption by the public or the National Health Service. A Raspberry PI computer has been chosen to control the smart house model. Statistics show that In 2014, in the UK alone 850.000 people suffered from some type of dementia, of which 773.502 were aged over 65. And by 2025, the number of people suffering from dementia will rise to 1.140.000. Consequently, significant costs can be reduced by enabling patients who suffer from some form of dementia to reside in their own home next to their loved ones. This is why we came up with our Alzheimer Carpet System Solutions (Also known as Peter’s Smart house named after our Technical Director). Raspberry Pi computers with sensors have been installed under carpets in places called “Danger Zone” for the Elderly, and if an Old person forgets for instance to turn off the oven or leaves the house, a picture is immediately sent to the concerned parties. Similarly, an alarm is triggered (picture or video sent to the relative of the patient) to notify that the patient is in a potential danger zone. YouTube link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ERNPlTEYmc

Risks and challenges

The prototype has been designed and tested successfully. However, this has to be tested in real life scenarios where the Raspberry Pis power off suddenly, we believe that this has to be covered with low energy battery as these computer take only 5V. The sensors also must be backed up in case they accidentally stop working

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