ElderSense, development of an IoT system for independent elderly living
Kong, Zhong Han
Date of Issue2017-04-24
School of Computer Science and Engineering
This final year project focuses on tackling the issue of aging population in Singapore, by tapping on the widely available technology of today, Internet of Things (IoT). This is made possible due to the rapid and affordable advancement of Technology, making smart devices, which may be of a size of a card yet be computationally powerful enough to function as a computer. As such, the concept of IoT is being made viable, allowing us to explore different avenues to tackle and alleviate issues a country such as Singapore might encounter due to aging population. The objective of this project is to create a smart home system which allows for an unobtrusive and non-invasive monitoring system of the elderly’s well-being in their own home using motion sensors. Intelligent learning will be done through data gathered by sensors to learn and understand behaviors of elderlies throughout the day. This information will be presented to family members in a user-friendly manner, to make better informed decisions with regards to ensuring the elderlies’ safety and well-being, or alerts sent when the system detects anomalies. The implementation will involve the use of Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensors, connected to a Raspberry Pi (RPi 3), connected to a server for storage and processing, with activities and alerts displayed or sent to a mobile application developed for this purpose. As future work, a more robust intelligent learning could be used to give more accurate predictions, a more sophisticated application could be developed and more complex sensors could be utilized to analyze any accident which requires caregivers’ intervention.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer systems organization::Computer-communication networks
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University