Implementation of a wearable sensor vest for the safety and well-being of children

Mirjami Jutila (Corresponding Author), Helena Rivas, Pekka Karhula, Susanna Pantsar-Syväniemi

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Abstract

This paper presents a prototype wearable vest for improving the safety and well-being of children in nurseries, daycare centres and primary schools. The safety vest is built around the LilyPad Arduino and Adafruit Flora platforms with Xbee radio module, GPS, temperature and accelerometer sensors. The vest will automatically gather and provide information about the location and well-being of the children. Teachers are able to receive alerts and notifications, e.g., when a child moves across certain restricted outdoor or indoor area. All the information gathered by the vest is made available through the web utilising Sensor Web Enable-ment (SWE) services to guarantee a standardised way to manage the data coming from multiple sources. The vest is part of a larger framework to provide digital safety applications and services for parents and teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-893
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2014 and 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2014 - Hasselt, Belgium
Duration: 2 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Keywords

  • wearable computing
  • safety vests
  • sensors
  • GPS
  • children

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