Elderly People’s Life Saving Assistant (EPLSA) using IoT

By | July 30, 2018

Rufaida M. Shamroukh, Nawal A. Zabin, Muhammed A. Mesleh
Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University, Amman, Jordan.

Citation: Rufaida M. Shamroukh, Nawal A. Zabin, Muhammed A. Mesleh, “Elderly People’s Life Saving Assistant (EPLSA) using IoT”, The World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WSCIT). 2018 Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.18.23.

Abstract—Heart attack is one of the main causes of death nowadays especially for elderly people since it can strike anytime and anywhere. This project aims to build a smart assistant system that can predict the possibility of heart attack occurrence depending on the heartbeat rate before it happens for an elderly person wherever he/she is, and send a message to an elderly’s relative or a specialist informing him/her that the elderly might have a possible heart attack along with the geometric location in order to try to save the elderly’s life on time. In our system, a pulse sensor was attached to an Arduino microcontroller with ESP8266 NodeMCU as a Wi-Fi module to measure the heartbeat rate (BPM), if the heartbeat is either too low or too high, a message will be sent to a specified mobile, warning its owner of a possible heart attack. When the message arrives to the specified mobile, the owner will open an Android application named EPLSA. Through this application, he/she can send a request to the microcontroller asking for the geometric location. The microcontroller replies with the values of the latitude and longitude of the elderly’s location which can be viewed on Google maps too.            

Keywords-Heart attack; Heartbeat rate; Beats per Minuit; BPM; Pulse sensor; NodeMCU; ESP8266; Arduino; IoT; Arduino-IDE.


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