Faculty Advisor

Labonte', Robert C.

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

With Nursing home facilities enduring staff shortages, the SaunterNot system would provide a safe and efficient way of alerting the staff if a patient suffering from a neurological disease is attempting to exit the building. Each patient who is examined and found likely to be at risk of wandering out of the building into what may become hazardous situations will be asked to wear a transponder tag. Each tag is encoded with an 8-bit identification number which is cross-referenced to their identity. When passing through a door that exits the building, a reader placed at the door will receive a signal from the transponder and trigger an alarm to alert the staff of the resident exiting the building.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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