Our idea started off the with the intention of developing something to help the community. We initially wanted to incorporate the Smartcar API in our application and hence started working towards a car application. After a lot of brainstorming, we dropped the plan to use the API but instead developed the Emergency Assistance System which is one of the many functions of the ModularSensor.
What it does
The arduino gathers data using the vast array of sensors connected to it. These include Temperature, Humidity, dual Light sensors and distance sensors. The data from these sensors is uploaded to a website via Thingspeak in JSON format. The data is used to then identify circumstances of emergency where the car might have undergone accidents. When such a case is confirmed, using the API provided by Twilio, a voice call is made to the person's emergency contact number.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Using Dragonboard 410c was a first for us. Setting it up and using it was a difficult task due to limited documentation available for it. The lack of effectiveness of the HTTP protocol also factored into the increased difficulty. Setting up the entire IoT network was a task in itself.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
Twilio was an interesting and easy to use API. We will definitely be using it in our future applications.
What's next for ModularSensor
The plethora of sensors available make the project highly versatile. It can be also used in agriculture to notify the farmer when the humidity of the soil drops below a certain level. The possibilities of making use of this project are endless and we'll continue to make it better with time.