Presented at GDG Singapore DevFest 2013 on 12/10/2013, by Lim Seow Chiong, Senior Lecturer/Info-Communications Technology, School of Electronics & Info-Comm Technology, ITE College Central, Singapore.
With the mobile revolution, smartphone applications are being developed to provide functions previously found only in dedicated electronic devices. In this talk, the speaker will explore using the Android smartphone as an emergency alert system with fall detection capability. Comparison will be made between a dedicated medical alert system and the smartphone-based solution. The speaker will also address the technical challenges and limitation of using Android smartphone for fall detection.