SSW: Smart Steering Wheel for Real-Time Heart Rate Monitoring of Drivers
Priya J.1, Reshmi T. S.2, Gunasekaran M.3
1Priya J*, Department of Information Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Reshmi T S, Department of Information Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India.
3M Gunasekaran, Department of Information Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on January 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 3040-3043 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: D1896029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D1896.029420
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Abstract: It’s very hard to know that Over 467,044 accidents took place specifically on the road in our country in 2018 as per a report revealed by the MoRTH recently. Rapid increasing in numbers of vehicles on the road, stress level of drivers in traffic and even lethargic driving are few reasons for road accidents. Unfortunately, sudden heart attacks of drivers also a reason behind some road accidents; this can be preventable. During driving, monitoring heart rate is not a big deal in today’s hi-tech world. Health monitoring while driving is not only important in daily healthcare, also a prevention of bus accidents. Here the proposed work is designing a smart steering wheel based on the technology so-called the Internet of Things (IoT) that monitors the heart rate and foresees the onslaught of fatigue of a driver; also it shares the location to the rescue team. Pulse sensor, GPS and GSM modules are conjoined into the steering wheel. The setup once it gets powered-up, which transmits the data of a driver’s health condition and get stored in the cloud environment. By this approach, the steering wheel gives the real-time based monitoring. Therefore this work is aiming for the development of a system which includes multiple sensors incorporated with the steering wheel which is capable to measure the pulse rate and alert the rescue team dynamically about the health related data of a driver, to prevent accidents.
Keywords: Internet of Things, Steering wheel, Sensors, Healthcare
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics