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Computer Science


Mobile, Elderly, Reminder, Medical, Software


Wearable computing has been in existence as part of our attire for many years, a few examples being the watches, cell phones and MP3 players. Recently, many researchers have been devising ways to incorporate wearable devices seamlessly into our lives with the goal of making them an indispensable part of our daily routines. In this thesis, a new wearable computing device called WARM (Wearable Assistant for Remote Monitoring) for use by the elderly and the handicapped is proposed and its software architecture is defined and described. The physically challenged or the elderly, living on their own, but who require assistance with daily tasks, could retain some of their independence with the use of device like WARM. The software architecture of this proposed device is being designed so that the level and types of assistance necessary will be customized based on the user's needs and their family members can remotely monitor them and be alerted to any issues. In order to maintain extensibility and scalability, a table driven approach is used. The information for reminders is entered through the web-based front end portion of the application which is then written out to relational database tables using stored procedures. The synchronization program, which runs on the user's PC, also uses a series of stored procedure calls to determine while a reminder is to be sent, when contacts should be alerted and finally moves the cleared reminders to the log table for future reporting. The architecture of the proposed WARM device, its salient features, the software interface, the simulation set up and the results are presented.