Date of Award
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
Dr. Maria Valero
Dr. Hossain Shahriar
Dr. Liang Zhao
This paper presents a concept and an idea of a non-invasive monitoring system for human hygiene using vibration sensors. The approach is based on a combination of geophone sensor, a digitizer, and a cost-efficient computer board in a Raspberry Shake enclosure. People’s personal hygiene habits speak volume about how they take care of their bodies and health. Maintaining good hygiene practices not only reduce your chances of contracting a disease, but it could also reduce the risk of spreading illness within your community. Given the current pandemic, daily habits such as washing hands or taking regular showers have taken major importance among people, especially for our elderly population living alone at home or in an assisted living facility. Monitoring daily hygiene routine could truly help our healthcare professionals be proactive rather than reactive in identifying and controlling the spread of potential outbreaks within our community.