Title: Home Automation for Elderly Home Stay

Year of Publication: Sep - 2015
Page Numbers: 29-37
Authors: Vinesh Thiruchelvam , Christian Triputra Teng
Conference Name: The International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering Telecommunication Engineering, and Mechatronics (EEETEM2015)
- Malaysia


Most elderly people choose to live alone away from their children which can cause many injuries or even accidental death because nobody cares for them. The developed system is simple but efficient which is specially constructed for elderly people that live alone in a home. There are four sensors (door sensor, bed sensor, bathtub sensor, and gas sensor) that is implemented in the house and another device (fall sensor) which is to be worn by the user. These four sensors will not only ensure the safety of the user but also the safety of the house. When the alarm is triggered the buzzer will be turned on and the GSM module sends the emergency SMS to a third party user. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) has been constructed in order to give live data from the sensors to the users or to the third party user. Each sensor has been tested. The design encompasses a working functional system for elderly home monitoring.