This project consists of a low-cost wearable device specifically designed for the elderly population to detect falls and alert an emergency contact via SMS messaging. The accelerometer-based device does this by connecting to a mobile app via Bluetooth, in which the user previously input an emergency contact number, and alerting this number should a fall be detected.
I worked on a team at the University of Surrey, UK to complete this project.
Check out a video of the first prototype below! For more information on the final project send me a message to get access to the repository!