Background Dementia is a global disease that usually affects the brain function of the elderly aged over 65. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes the elderly to lose their memory, change their behaviour and impairs their ability to perform daily activities (in later stages). In Australia, an estimated 165000 elderly suffer from dementia ([url removed, login to view]). This project seeks to develope smart tracking technology for use inside the home of the elderly to allow them to live more comfortably, and to assist those who may be on the onset of suffering from dementia. Smart tracking could refer to tracking elderly movements in the house, or tracking activities for the elderly (calendar or personal assistant) or tracking objects in the house. Project Brief and Requirements Thecsmart tracking service is part of an embedded system in the smart home concept that Porter David is looking to develop. Your group will need to prepare and submit a final engineering report.
The report will consist of the three main sections, the third section on Smart Tracking consisting of the following.
i)A review of dementia, the incidence of the disease, the cost to the healthcare system and the 3 potential opportunities to deploy smart tracking technology. (This should be in the literature review section –see report format next page)
ii)A description of your proposed smart tracking system, how it functions and how it would make it easier for the elderly to age in place. This is your requirements analysis.
iii)A low-level block diagram of your system indicating the major components of the smart tracking system. Include a discussion describing each component. You are required to specify the details of the electronics you plan to use e.g., sensor and actuator details.
iv)A system flow chart indicating in detail how the system would [url removed, login to view] flow chart should be accompanied by a section describing how the system functions.
v)A prototype implementation, using Arduino as the embedded platform. The code developed according to iv) is required to be included. This means you should explain how the different flow chart stages are translated into code. Remember to include comments in your code. Steps iii), iv) and v) are your conceptual design