People who have mobility issues have a hard time finding friends or loved ones if they are in a crowded space. The number of adults unable (or very difficult) to walk a quarter mile: 17.2 million which is 7.3% of the population.
What it does
Spot-E is a Remote Control car that can detect and recognize faces. Imagine if you have a loved one who has alzheimer's and visual impairment and you can’t find them in a large building. You can send Spot-E around to look for them. Once the user is found by the car, they will drop a GPS signal for where the car is.
The finder will send a message to the user such as, Wait here John, I will come get you in 5 minutes.
On the other hand, if the finder has a disability such as the inability to walk or a visual impairment, it can tell the car to look for the person.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Everything was a challenge because none of us had worked with cross platform communication channels, android and designing a hardware system
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
That this actually works! We came up with better and better design for the hardware.
What I learned
Maintain code integrity across the channels, some channel designs are better than others
What's next for Spotty
Incorporating a drone into the device It will be fully autonomous in the future