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Dec 22 ’11

Today we’d like to share the second place winners in the Taiko Cup competition. Second place went to the team from National Taipei University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. The system is a home safety system comprised of an IP camera, hazard sensors, magnetic triggers, pressure sensor and motion sensors. The system is particularly suited for installation at extended care facilities for senior citizens.

Aside from common hazard sensors such as gas, heat and sound, the team also implemented pressure sensors on the bed so if the patient is out of bed or fell off, a caretaker will be notified immediately through one of three alart mechnisms (SMS, visual alarm, audio alarm). The system can also be accessed through the web interface and be monitored remotely.