Towards using tiny multi-sensors unit for child care reminders

Geoffrey Poon, Kin Chung Kwan, Wai Man Pang, Kup Sze Choi

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Abstract

Raising children is challenging and requires lots of care. Parents always have to keep track of the status of their children, and provide proper care to them in time, like hydration, dinning, clothing, discomfort relieving, etc. However, it is always difficult to stay alert or be aware of the care required to the children at proper moments. One reason is that parents nowadays are busy, as they usually have to work outside and lack of skills in looking after their children. This especially applies to case that only one of the parents can take care of the child, or one needs to raise several children at the same time. This paper presents the use of an integrated multi-sensors unit together with a mobile application to help keeping track of unusual situations of a child. By monitoring the changes in the surrounding temperature, motions, and air pressure acquired from the sensors, our mobile application can detect the status of the children and notify the parents the necessary care to them. The care includes hydration, dinning, clothing and ear barotrauma relieving. The proposed mobile application can greatly relieve some of the mental load and pressure of the parents in taking care of children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Multimedia Big Data, BigMM 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages372-376
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509021789
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2016
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data, BigMM 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data, BigMM 2016
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period20/04/1622/04/16

Keywords

  • Healthcare
  • Reminder system
  • Wearable sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology

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