A CLEVER young coder has developed a system to intruder-proof the home of his 88-year-old great aunt who suffers from dementia.
Freddie Howells, who was recently named Junior Engineer of the Year at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, came up with the idea to help his great aunt Pat remember who she should let into her house.
“My project is a complete home monitoring system for the elderly,” said the 13-year-old.
A motion sensor, when triggered, activates a camera to take a picture of the person at the door. This picture is then scanned against a database of known faces using facial-recognition algorithms. If there is a match, the visitor will be prompted to scan their ID tag. If the tag and the facial scan match, the door will open.
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