Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

Shanghai, China

Abstract

As buildings become larger and more crowded, evacuation becomes more difficult to manage. Fire alarms that provide voice instructions can decrease confusion during a fire or other emergency. However, these alarms must also be capable of providing the hearing impaired with the same information. A fire alarm was designed which incorporates a speaker which can provide detailed response instructions and two different-colored strobe lights to notify the hearing impaired of either a fire requiring full evacuation or a general emergency.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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