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Volume 335, 202114th EURECA 2020 – International Engineering and Computing Research Conference “Shaping the Future through Multidisciplinary Research”
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|Published online||25 January 2021|
Control Home Appliances Through Internet of Things To Assist Elderly In Their Daily Routine
1 School of Computer Science and Engineering, Taylors’s University, Subang Jaya Malaysia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging population rate in Malaysia is getting higher every year. When people becoming older, they start losing their abilities to do some of the activities properly and easily that they were able to do when they were younger. Basic tasks like cooking and cleaning, which were once part of manageable daily routine, become too difficult to perform as they enter to the elderly age. Despite this, many elderlies choose to live independently in their own home. This paper presents a new approach to utilize advanced Internet of Things (IoT) based pulse sensors for elderly. This proposed solution is an embedded scheme that support elderly with controlled automation solution that control and operates various home electrical appliances such as lights, fans, and televisions based on the measurement of pulse rate and instructions. The solution consists of pulse sensors, microcontrollers which integrated with Blynk server as a communication protocol. The proposed solution aims to minimize elderly movement by providing substantial assistance to the physically challenged elderly without assistance from any third person. The scope of the article focuses on enhancing and improving quality life of elderly. The main advantage of the proposed solution is that it is sensible and required zero technology knowledge that provides users with an automation solution with minimum movement needed. The proposed solution reduces human labours, effort, and energy conservation in the meantime. This study is limited to the scale of elderly in Malaysia rather than the whole world.
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