Infection Control Bed

BACKGROUND

  • Spread of COVID-19 occurs via airborne parricels and droplets.
  • People who are infected with COVID an release particles and droplets of respiratory fluids that contain the SARS CoV-2 virus into the air when they exhale.
  • The problem is that a person can be exposed by an infected person coughing or speaking near them.
  • They can also be exposed by inhaling aerosol particles that are spreading away from the infected person.
  • Transmission of COVID-19 from inhalation of virus in the air can occur at distances greater than six feet (182.88 cm ~ 180 cm)

SOLUTION

  • This project will help in reducing rates of infection of the coronavirus through the following steps:
  • The patient’s bed is surrounded by two ultrasonic sensors from the right and the left directions
  • If at least one ultrasonic sesnor detected a minumimum distance of 10cm between the patient’s bed and the nearest person in the room an LED at the same direction will light up
  • Furthermore, once an LED lights up, the buzzer (piezo speaker) will send a sound signal of 2500Hz for half a second until the distance increases.

~ P.S: a scale of 18cm-to-1cm was used while taking measurements for the prototype.

Hardware

schematic

Authors

  • Amir Hesham Khalil
  • Ali Tarek Atef
  • Ali Sherif Badran
  • Youssef Ashraf Mohamed
  • Hesham Tamer Mohamed
  • Muhannad Abdallah Abdallah

GitHub

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