The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to reach 95 million by 2060*, bring the percentage of this age group in the total population to approximately 23%. An increasing number of older adults wanting to live independently will require the means for medical professionals and family members to remotely monitor their situation without intruding on their privacy.
This project will monitor a wheelchair, utilizing sensors, tracking the status (Physical Security) of the individual.
Initial Concept Ideas:
Sense acceleration to know they are active during the day.
Sense presence in the wheelchair (possible alert if they leave the chair)
Button and/or voice-activated sensor to call for assistance.
Scale for weight monitoring
Buzzer for notification/reminder of events (i.e. taking medication)