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IIT Kharagpur Team Develops 'CARE4U App' For Elderly People In Emergency



IIT Kharagpur Team Develops 'CARE4U App' For Elderly People In Emergency: Details, Features, Uses

IIT Kharagpur team of students has developed an application called 'CARE4U App' that connect the caregiver to the elderly person.

The CARE4U App will inform the caregiver when an elderly person falls down with exact location.

About CARE4U

The CARE4U App is an android-based app that will connect caregiver to an elderly person. By using the network-based fall detection algorithm in CARE4U app installed on the phone of the elderly can detect whether the elderly has fallen down.

If there is a fall, the CARE4U App will automatically call caregiver and emergency services along with providing the exact location of the elderly person.

CARE4U App Features  

Mood Index

The CARE4U App comes with a feature that detects emotions as whenever the elderly open the app the phone takes his picture and a mood index is calculated. This index detects whether a person is sad or not and automatically updates caregiver with a timestamp. With this, a caregiver can check what is the mood of his elderly throughout the day.

Cognitive Intelligent Chatbot: To make a mood index feature more effective IIT team has developed a cognitive intelligent chatbot for an elderly person to engage with. For instance, a chatbot can recommend a motivational quote or an old song when the person is sad.

No cloud service: The Best thing about the CARE4U App is that except for chatbot, all other machine learning models run on mobile itself i.e. no cloud service is needed. This implies that even if there is no internet connection, all other features such as fall detection, emotion detection will work.

Medicine Reminder: It also has a record of medical histories, allergies’ account, an SOS (emergency) button, real-time location tracking and also has Medicine Reminder feature to remind both elderly as well as caregiver that it is time for former to take medicine.


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