An Innovative Cost Effective Slipper for Elderly Persons
G.Gokilakrishnan1, R.Rajesh2, R.Sureshkumar3, R.Adithya4
1G.Gokilakrishnan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2R.Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
3R.Sureshkumar, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
4R.Adithya, P.G Scholar, Department of VLSI Design, Sri Ramakrishna College of Engineering, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on March 23, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 07, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2014. | PP: 109-112 | Volume-3, Issue-4, April 2014. | Retrieval Number: D2910043414/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: This invention of Safety Slippers relates to the safety measures taken on behalf of elderly persons at times of emergency. This idea deals with the integration of program with sensor, transmitter and receiver in a normal slipper to identify the status of the program installed and take the appropriate action in time of need. This idea works on the principle of application of force which is the body weight of the user on the slipper. The concept involves the sensing of the force applied by the user through the sensor placed inside the slipper. The signal thus sensed is passed on to the receiver module through the transmitting module. As long as the signal is sensed continuously, the receiver module keeps the GSM module in deactivated mode. If the signal from the transmitting module is interrupted more than the set time limit, the receiver module activates the GSM module. The GSM module is incorporated with necessary text message or call options to a list of contacts to be sent. When the GSM module activates it alerts the corresponding contacts automatically without the intervention of human regarding the emergency alert.
Keywords: Safety, Slippers, Sensor; Transmitter, Receiver, GSM module.