Many people have an elderly relative who lives alone. Eventually this becomes a worry. Making daily visits or even twice-daily phonecalls is not an option for most people, and the elderly relative might not appreciate it either.
Some minimally-intrusive way to provide reassurance and to raise the alarm when needed would be a great help to many people.
The Monitoring Mum project aims to identify or design hardware and software to support this monitoring and alerting function. The aim is for the whole system to be open source with open hardware, and for it to be usable both in private closed networks and with commercial service providers.
- Monitoring Mum made its first appearance as a lightning talk at the flossUK Spring 2016 conference.
- Monitoring Mum Update delivered at the flossUK Spring 2017 conference.
Monitoring Mum: Telecaring with the IoT, open source and open hardware
- evening lecture for the Thames Valley Specialised Section of the IET.
Monitoring Mum has a GitHub
repository by this stage, and is looking more like a development project than
a one-off datalogger installation.
Slides with speaker notes
Monitoring Mum technology list