Virtual International Collaborative Experiential Program: Design of a Personal Safety Module for a Remote Area

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Cara Baah-Binney
Matthew Auger
Isabella Makafui
Cedrick Kwuimy


By Cara Baah-Binney, Mechanical Engineering; Matthew Auger, Mechanical Eng; Isabella Makafui, Engineerig Physics

Advisor: Cedrick Kwuimy

Presentation ID: 231

Abstract: A team of engineers from Bahir Dar, Cape Coast and Cincinnati is working collaboratively to develop a multi-functions personal device that can be used in a hostile environment. The device could be embedded in a robot and be used in regions of the world struck by natural disasters, or used in remote areas during exploration. The device has 3 functionalities: (i) Detect the presence of living organism (human or animals) (ii) Estimate their location, distance, and (iii) and alert system. The hardware is designed using Raspberry Pi, and the system is programmed using Python. The presentation will be discussed issues related to international collaboration, and design. It will also showcase for a demonstration of the functionally of the device.

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Category: Design Matters