#prototype01: preliminary development plan

Hello all,

In this post you will find a first draft of the development plan for the first opencare prototype.

Here is a brief description of the selected project:

The Question: Helping a care taker monitor an elderly

The Problem: What if an elderly fell down while they were alone

The Solution: A wearable that can alarm/call others who can help the elderly

More info on the challenge can be found here https://edgeryders.eu/en/how-do-you-give-and-recieve-care

Here is the preliminary development plan:

> research and analysis of similar existing project

> research around technologies that could work for the prototype

> definition of the technology that will be used for prototype development, according to:

  • prototype features

  • portability

  • cost

  • availability

  • reproducibility

  • forkability

  • openness

> testing technology to meet prototype needs

> assembling electronics and writing software for:

  • fall detection

  • pulse sensing

  • GSM communication

  • third parties services integration

> test 1st prototype

> iterate 1st prototype

> fine tuning of software

> case design

  • analysis of similar existing projects

  • research on materials and fabrication techniques

  • definition of material(s) and fabrication technique(s)

> case fabrication

> test 1st case prototype

> iterate 1st case prototype

> test 2nd case prototype

> iterate 2nd case prototype

More updates coming soon!

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