The Fall Alert Mechanism (F.A.M.) device will change the lives of elderly people everywhere. Beginning in home care centres and evolving into even bigger markets, this product will provide safety and peace of mind to users and their families. The purpose of the device is to monitor user acceleration (through a small device attached to the belt), so that if a fall occurs it can be recognized and help can be notified. Upon detection of a fall, the belt unit will inform the central control unit. The central device will notify nursing staff that a patient has fallen and requires assistance. Eventually, F.A.M. will also become integrated with cell phones to monitor the customer no matter where they go during the day. The future is arriving, with F.A.M. as part of a safer and more independent daily routine for our seniors.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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