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Advances in Electronics
Volume 2015, Article ID 140762, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/140762
Research Article

Design and Implementation of Android Based Wearable Smart Locator Band for People with Autism, Dementia, and Alzheimer

1Department of Academic and Consultancy Services Division, C-DAC, Mohali 160071, India
2SLIET, Longowal, Sangrur 148106, India

Received 7 August 2014; Revised 1 December 2014; Accepted 9 December 2014

Academic Editor: Gianluca Traversi

Copyright © 2015 Isha Goel and Dilip Kumar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A wearable smart locator band is an electronic device which can be worn on the wrist of the children to monitor and keep an eye on them. As the number of mishaps with children is increasing, it is a must to keep them safe. This also helps reducing crime rates. The research study proposed the development of a wearable smart locator band that helps keeping track of kids. The developed device includes an AVR microcontroller (ATmega8515), global positioning system (GPS), global system for mobile (GSM), and switching unit and the monitoring unit includes Android mobile device in parent’s hand with web based Android application as well as location indicated on a Google Map. This development is very useful for senior people and individuals suffering from memory diseases. This device, hence, behaves as a communication interface between wearer and caregiver.