Title: A microcontroller-based system for patient and elderly community assistance

Authors: Asmita Chotani; Rakshit Jain; K. Naresh; K. Anitha; Ranjan Goyal

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India ' Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, India ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

Abstract: Generally, the elderly community is bedridden due to age parameters and health issues. Thus, there is a need for a system which can be an aid for this group. In this paper, a microcontroller-based system model is proposed. This system model assists the patients and elderly community by providing them the facility to satisfy their needs by informing the attenders/wards through a handheld device. Depending upon the frequency generated for a key press, a particular need is triggered among the set of predefined needs to the facilitator in terms of the audio from the device, which is mounted within his proximity.

Keywords: dual tone multi-frequency; DTMF; mobile phone; microcontroller; Arduino; patient; assistance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2022.121079

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2022 Vol.11 No.1, pp.101 - 111

Received: 10 Jul 2019
Accepted: 24 Nov 2019

Published online: 18 Feb 2022 *

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