Title

Shakey Wakey: a Portable Innovation for Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Elderly, and Children

Author(s)

Kelsey Krusen

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The Shakey Wakey is a portable biomedical innovation to wake the deaf, hearing impaired, elderly, and children during a fire. This innovation was created to combat the problem, people don't wake up to the average smoke detector frequency of 3,100 to 4,100 Hz. A Raspberry Pi was programmed using Raspbian to write code in Python coding language. The code utilized audio op, pyaudio, time, and os modules to tell the Raspberry Pi to recognize the frequencies of smoke detectors and to then use the GPIO pins to turn on a vibrating device. In order for the code to function properly, the callback order of the programs priorly listed must be formatted so that the Raspberry Pi can support the code. The prototype built during this project is a proof of concept; to make the Shakey Wakey marketable, it must be shrunk in size while still waking the user within 5 seconds. Future work will be to incorporate the idea of waking people into smartphones and smartwatches by reaching out to corporations such as Google, Amazon, and Apple.

Start Date

3-28-2020 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Written Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 10:00 AM

Shakey Wakey: a Portable Innovation for Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Elderly, and Children

The Shakey Wakey is a portable biomedical innovation to wake the deaf, hearing impaired, elderly, and children during a fire. This innovation was created to combat the problem, people don't wake up to the average smoke detector frequency of 3,100 to 4,100 Hz. A Raspberry Pi was programmed using Raspbian to write code in Python coding language. The code utilized audio op, pyaudio, time, and os modules to tell the Raspberry Pi to recognize the frequencies of smoke detectors and to then use the GPIO pins to turn on a vibrating device. In order for the code to function properly, the callback order of the programs priorly listed must be formatted so that the Raspberry Pi can support the code. The prototype built during this project is a proof of concept; to make the Shakey Wakey marketable, it must be shrunk in size while still waking the user within 5 seconds. Future work will be to incorporate the idea of waking people into smartphones and smartwatches by reaching out to corporations such as Google, Amazon, and Apple.