Σύστημα έγκαιρης ειδοποίησης για ανοϊκούς ασθενείς και ηλικιωμένους σε κινητό τηλέφωνο
Παυλάκης, Παναγιώτης Μ.
Our century shows us a dramatic turn, from an era when longevity was a privilege of the few, in one age which is a privilege of the most. Due to increase in life expectancy, the problems that accompanied aging, have become more acute. It is widely acceptable that elder people, except their limited reflexes due to their age, display symptoms of impaired balance, lack of orientation, whereas their health can be burdened by various kinds of diseases. However, technology has advanced rapidly, and in this way we can take advantage of the opportunities that are provided to us. The modern mobile phone is a medium that incorporates the latest generation technology; it is affordable, portable and features a variety of sensors. We propose a solution, referring to prevention and treatment of incidents that might occur in elder people, and which is based on mobile phones. We designed an application with the ability of automatic fall detection, by using the mobile sensors, warning signal by pressing a button in cases of emergency, detection and warning if the elder moves away from the place of residence and automatic notification to supervisors as well as visual display to passersby .Moreover, the application gives the possibility of providing instructions, and returning to place of residence through directions given on the map, in case where the elder has lost his orientation. The first three functions provide recording in a database, and also a text message is sent to the supervisor with latitude, longitude and other useful data. Afterwards, you can detect the elder person through Google maps. Additionally, an application was implemented for the attending physician, which is connected with the database, through which he can obtain a complete picture of the patients’ status, to draw useful conclusions and proceed to possible change in medical treatment.