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Using a door initiates a video recording that tells caregivers what the dementia patient plans to do out of the house and who they’ve met at the door.
: Using the front door will send a audio/video recording to the caregiver. Providing information on who opened the door, what state they were in and what they did at that time. This information is crucial in case the dementia patient wanders and gets lost (in which case more information is accessible for the police) as well as knowing who they’ve interacted with. The device can also help the caregiver analyze abnormal patterns of behavior that could potentially help to resolve conflicts sooner. In the case that the primary caregiver doesn’t respond, a secondary caregiver is provided the same info to assess and take appropriate action in the situation/case of emergency.
Raspberry PI 1 rev. B used as interface for Magnetic Switch (event trigger). Running on the PI is a BASH script that checks the status of the trigger, and pushes a notification via IP to server. Upon receiving a notification – and as long as the trigger is active – video and audio are captured and saved. In the background of the web server, a NodeJS script checks the directory tree for updates, and pushes new records to HTML page, which is hosted on Apache.
Team: names, forum names, and roles of all team members, max 5
Alvin Ramoutar – @Alvin_R
– Front End Developer, Electronics
Steve Sharpe – @WikiSteve
– Back End Developer
Sherlyn Arora – @Sherby_A
Amir Feyzi Derakhshi – NA –Provides healthcare perspective, and attends to smaller details
The full story:
We wanted to make the caregiver and patient more independent of each other. If the caregiver is required to constantly attend to the patient, they will be more prone to caregiver stress. Decreasing this stress would ease the caregiver, and improve the living quality for both individuals. With this thought, we came up with the “door journal”. This system would record audio and video when a certain door is opened. When used for the front door, the caregiver can access videos to any occurrence such that they have a log of the dementia patient’s activities out of the household. This helps to analyze and address any abnormal occurrences that pose a threat to the patient.