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Title: WeDoCare - An IoT system to help vulnerable social groups
Other Titles: WeDoCare - sistema IoT de apoio a grupos sociais vulneráveis
Authors: Saldanha, Ruben Filipe Gonçalves
Orientador: Fernandes, Fernando Pedro Lopes Boavida
Silva, Jorge Miguel Sá
Keywords: Android; Java; IoT; HitL; Violência Doméstica; Android; Java; IoT; HitL; Domestic Violence
Issue Date: 9-Jul-2019
Serial title, monograph or event: WeDoCare - An IoT system to help vulnerable social groups
Place of publication or event: DEI-FCTUC
Abstract: Unfortunately, violence against women is a topic we regularly hear on the news. Last year, India was considered the most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence, sexual slavery and forced marriages. Although we can identify a rise in the number of movements that empower women, such as the "me too" movement - started in 2006 to help victims of sexual violence – the majority of women who went through domestic or sexual violence are still not reporting their situations to law enforcement. There is a large number of personal alarm systems in the market to combat this situation, most of them based on panic buttons. However, none of them has gotten widespread acceptance. In the context of this thesis, we developed an innovative application that is capable of recognizing a dangerous situation and trigger an alert through four different methods: (i) speech recognition, (ii) gesture recognition, (iii) recognition through the use of an IoT node and (iv) manual pressing of a button in the application’s main screen. Furthermore, the application also has informative videos and tips, so the victims know how to act in dangerous situations.
Unfortunately, violence against women is a topic we regularly hear on the news. Last year, India was considered the most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence, sexual slavery and forced marriages. Although we can identify a rise in the number of movements that empower women, such as the "me too" movement - started in 2006 to help victims of sexual violence – the majority of women who went through domestic or sexual violence are still not reporting their situations to law enforcement. There is a large number of personal alarm systems in the market to combat this situation, most of them based on panic buttons. However, none of them has gotten widespread acceptance. In the context of this thesis, we developed an innovative application that is capable of recognizing a dangerous situation and trigger an alert through four different methods: (i) speech recognition, (ii) gesture recognition, (iii) recognition through the use of an IoT node and (iv) manual pressing of a button in the application’s main screen. Furthermore, the application also has informative videos and tips, so the victims know how to act in dangerous situations.
Description: Dissertação de Mestrado em Engenharia Informática apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/87305
Rights: openAccess
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