The smart tray-table with the embedded distance sensor for smart mealing system.
The raspberry-pi which mocks the in-flight infotainment system with the photo-resistor measuring the ambient lighting during the flight
The wireless step counter with the LED strip count indicator and the accelerometer.
Safe pill box for easy to reach pills during the flight
According to the national Institute of Mental Health, 25% of the population suffer from flying related anxiety. We planned to address that issue since it is not a main focus of the aviation industry. We wanted to create a health and wellness check for passengers during long flights.
What it does
Our system is a fleet of smaller subsystems interconnected using flask and google cloud. We built a mock-up of a smart in flight infotainment system that can detect when the passenger falls asleep, and dims the screen. We also connected the system to a smart tray table that can detect if a person has been served food or not. We also have a secure pillbox that has all the passengers pills ready to go with reminders to take specific ones at specific times, this is especially important for long flights since the time change tends to mess up pill schedules. We also built a health test using information from the American Heart Association that can determine simple symptoms such as high and low heart rate using a heart rate sensor. We also prompt the user to take a walk every 2 hours to ensure good blood circulation to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis; we measure the users number of steps with a wireless module using the esp8266.
How we built it
Hard work and dedication from each member of the team!
Challenges we ran into
A LOT! From non-well documented hardware to super hard to use directories and APIs, we powered through!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our sub-systems work well and the system as a whole can communicate and output as we envisioned it to do. We were able to build all the add-ons and a airplane seat prototype.
What we learned
We learned how to communicate the back-end of all the sub-sytems.
What's next for Fly-Well
We would like for this to become a thing on flights, which would increase the user's confidence in the airline, and long distance flights as well.