Congratulations to Morgan Buford!
Pervasive Systems for Elder Care at The University of Alabama
Morgan Buford, Valarie Sheffey, and Omar White worked as a team this summer during their DREU Experience to design a voice-activated home automation app to work with Cortana on a Windows phone. The purpose of the project was to assist the elderly in their homes. There have been multiple studies that show that there are many benefits of the elderly living in their own homes rather than assisted living facilities. Their app can assist with daily functions such as adjusting the thermostat, opening blinds, locking doors, and more. It is completely voice controlled, which enables individuals to now bridge the gap between technology and the elder community.
For more information on the DREU program, click here.