Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Electrical

First Advisor

Dr. Walt Thain

Second Advisor

Dr. Ted Grosch

Third Advisor

Dr. Thomas Fallon


Taking advantage of the equipment used in the "Remote Nursing" project, nurses can watch patients' status remotely. The equipment, which is installed in the patient's ward or home, can monitor them and their environment. This project demonstrates this using a microcontroller system that interfaces to a video camera and temperature and humidity sensors in the room. Also a servomotor is installed to control the position of the camera. The microcontroller communicates wirelessly with a PC.

This project is focused on hardware rather than software. It is to test the video camera and sensors being used over the microcontroller through the wireless module. The sensors are controlled by drivers and graphical interfaces that come with the hardware or are freely available online.