Inspiration

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

Raspberry pi, android studio, python, java, javascript php, azure

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

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