Most fall sensing devices on the market require the push of a button to notify authorities. Over 40% of Geriatric care patient falls are due to unconsciousness, so traditional devices would not work.
What it does
Wearable Watch that detects a fall and sends a text to an emergency contact through a companion app.
How I built it
We used the CurieIMU library in the Arduino 101 (Tiny-tile) to grab Gyro and Accelerometer data to determine a fall. Then we connected the Tiny-tile to phone using the built in BLE to send a text message to a emergency contact.
Challenges I ran into
Transfering data over BLE was harder than we expected.
Calibrating the device in various different conditions was also hard.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We managed to reduce our false positive rate dramatically over the course of Bitcamp 2017.
What I learned
Intel Curie platform is a powerful all in one platform for IOT projects.
What's next for FallNotice
Improving the fall sensing algorithm, encryption and adding a visualization dashboard.