An IoT-based Smart Home Application with Barrier-Free Stairs for Disabled/Elderly People
Keywords:Home automation, Internet of Things, Remote monitoring, Smart homes
Home automation based on the Internet of Things (IoT) includes various components such as lighting, security, and remote control. Smart Home (SH) components should be varied and customised according to the user's specific needs. Therefore, in this study, a SH system needed by users with specials is designed and implemented on a model. The NodeMCU microcontroller with ESP8266 Wi-Fi module, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, temperature-humidity, motion detection, gas and moisture sensors and several actuators are used to build the system. Thanks to If This Then That (IFTTT), Google Assistant, and Blynk, the SH components can be managed remotely and with voice commands via a user-friendly Android-based mobile interface. The multiple control system and the ability to control the home components with different methods make this study comprehensive. In particular, the barrier-free stairs design has added innovation to the SH system for disabled people. Thus, the accessibility, security, and comfort requirements of disabled people are met, and their quality of life is improved to live independently.
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Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu
Grant numbers Project Application No: 1919B012006145