Assistive Technology using IoT for Physically Disabled People
Arathi Boyanapalli1, Rohini Patil2

1Arathi Boyanapalli, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
2Rohini Patil, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Terna Engineering College. Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Manuscript received on 05 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 903-907 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: F3556048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: An assistive technology can help in improving communication between disabled people and their caregiver by providing an opportunity of continous help to patients by providing services such as Monitoring Patient, Home Automation, Voice to speech / SMS or Touch to speech/SMS. The objective of this research work was to propose and develop an Internet of Things (IoT) based system for physically disabled people. A dynamic system consisting of sensors, ARM7 processor, Bluetooth, speaker, relays and GSM connected over an internet was developed. Communication between hardware and software was done using RS232 communication. With this system, patient on reaching the Higher Limit (HL) or Lower Limit (LL) can send alerts to all the mobile numbers entered over the network. The android application was used to send the SMS through voice or touch on buttons. This system was tested by sending SMS to caregivers who is at remote location. This application not only promotes healthy relationship between the patient and caregiver but also increases the zest for life. 
Keyword: Internet of Things (IoT), Touch to speech, Voice to speech/SMS; Paralyzed, Assistive technology.
Scope of the Article: Internet of Things