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Particle Photon & Sparkfun Photon RedBoard + IFTTT As Assistive Technology (For Requesting Assistance) - Assistive Technology Blog
Ever thought of getting into the Internet of Things to create your own assistive technology solutions? Here’s a prototype that you can build on your own to create “smart buttons” that can be used by elderly people, people who are bed ridden because of injuries or ailments, or basically anyone who requires assistance from another person. Here, we are creating two buttons that will call separate IFTTT recipes. (Read IFTTT tutorial here) First button will call a recipe that will send an email to a caregiver indicating that the person who pressed the button needs assistance to go to the bathroom. Second button will call a recipe that will send an email to a caregiver indicating that the person who pressed the button is hungry and needs food. Both these buttons will call another IFTTT recipe that will insert a row in a Google Spreadsheet with all the details – what service was requested and when. This can be beneficial if you, as a caregiver or family member want to keep track of how often the person requests assistance. This information can also be shared with a medical doctor so trends could be spotted over a period of several days, [...]