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Smart home for autistic children

Simulated smart home environment

By Eman FatimaPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

Aim of my idea was to conceive an idea and its implementation for autistic children to live in smart/intelligent home where they feel safe and can learn for their mental development.The Problem is to develop a mobile app & simulated smart environment which provides an interface with autistic children and smart/intelligent home connected with smart gadget.The solution that i thought would work is by making an aexa based home.This app allows you to access devices in your home. For example, if you are going out, and want to keep an eye on your child then you can connect to your CCTV cameras via Bluetooth/WiFi. Not only that but also you can connect through other devices like Echo dot and Alexa. You might know that Amazon Echo records and transmits audio once it thinks it hears it and that is where we bring this idea of knowing if your child is safe or not. As we all know, autism can lead to symptoms like shaking and having seizures. That is why we think that it is possible for Alexa to detect signals for when the child is distressed. It can then alert the parent via Bluetooth/GSM in a matter of minutes.I thought of designing an app which can develop the mind of an autistic child, where they can learn and also experience who they really are. This app let them explore themselves in another vision. However, it can also guide them like a digital parent that listens to worries and gives a helping hand.I made a prototype and I have simulated my smart home with the board having smart devices like

1. Smoke Detector

2. RF Switch

3. Door Switch

4. Motion detector

5. Alexa-Amazon

6. Universal Remote Control

7. LED Light Controller

Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information. But this all can be used if someone give voice command to alexa. We developed the practical situation where pre-recorded voice messages are used. Once the autistic child click the button at the app., he or she can control the smart devices in the home also, like Lights, TV , AC , music etc

When the autistic child tries to escape the house motion detector and door switch immediately gives the signal to the controller. Controller immediately give signal to mobile camera installed at outside the home. Camera capture the picture and send to the Controller which notify to the parents and also to local police. GPS device attached with the child gives the tracking detail the parents and to the local police for immediate recover.when a home caught fire due to autistic child or from any short circuit, smoke detector send signal to controller. Controller immediately give command to water sprinkler and notify to parents as well as to the fire station via our smart app for immediate recover.When the child is distressed to wants to seek help then In this situation, when an autistic child alone in the home, CCTV camera always track the child. Once child get distressed, controller compare the pictures with already stored images. If child has distressed image, controller notify to the parents with pictures of the child. Parents can immediately offer the help.

In the app I also made a program Talk to me ,Talk to me is a virtual program to which children can talk to and get advice on their problems or even just listening to what they have to say. The settings are changeable so you can:

● Change the gender

● The background

● Customize the clothing

That is how we can create a safe and fruitful environment for them.

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About the Creator

Eman Fatima

Well, guys let me summarize my life for you ,I work honestly and I believe in trust-building .I like to dive into STEM-related activities and i hope that you guys appreciate my little stories or stem-related experiments that i do. :)

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