We wanted to create a device that would help people in need of a caretaker maintain their privacy and still have quick access to help when needed.
What it does
Sensors bring input from its surroundings and motion controls to output a message on a separate device to alerts another person.
How we built it
Using an Arduino UNO and a Leap Motion sensor, we give serial input to the computer and use the microcontroller to respond to those values.
Challenges we ran into
Taking in serial input from Leap Motion, creating reliable commands using the motion sensor.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Quick updating of the help requests from the sensors
What we learned
How to use a motion sensor and communicate with another device
What's next for Smart Assist
Improving the emergency protocols using bluetooth or WiFi integration