McHacks 2014

Project Description

RescueMe is a new application of quadcopters in a domestic environment. Through the magic of heart rate monitoring, we were able to initialize the drone to seek out patients once their heart rate increases beyond a specified threshold. We were able to interpret analog data received from a pulse sensor, then relay the information to two separate servers through an Arduino via a Bluetooth dongle. One of the servers is then used for processing and flight navigation, whilst the other is used to notify an operator (Nurse/Doctor/Staff) that the drone has been initialized, through the use of the Twilio API.

Other applications include:
- Isolated environments such as camping/hiking where health aids are not readily accessible.
- Skeleton model for potential military use, where medics are not available, it becomes evident that the use of an autonomous drone would be beneficial.

Project Details

  • Knowledge: User Interface Design • Interaction Design • NodeJS • Arduino • Bluetooth
  • Tools: AirDrone 2.0 • Arduino Dev Starter Kit • Photoshop • Paper Prototypes • Sublime Text 2
  • Team: Yousef Sawires, Moe Samaha & Doug Cazzilio

Image Captions

Image One: Brainstorming Ideas as a Team #HELLYEAH
Image Two: Air Drone
Image Three: Demo Site
Image Four: Swift, Commissioner of Major League Hacking helping us debug at 4 in the morning
Image Five: Team
Image Six: McGill University, host of McHacks 2014
This video is the pitch and demo to our project. The Air Drone quadcopter, for demo purposes, was limited to fly a pre-determined path to simply show the movements of the quad copter. This was because of the limit space to demo the project.

The Team

4 random individuals - one solid team after 24 hours.

KARTTHIK KUMARASAMY

Hardware Engineer

Prototyped and programmed Arduino with Heart Pulse Sensor. Created real-time heart pulse reader.

YOUSEF SAWIRES

Hardware Engineer

Configured Heart Pulse Sesnor.

MOE SAMAHA

Mechanical Engineer

Assisted with interfacing of the complete project.

DOUG CAZZILIO

Software Engineer

Implemented Node JS framework for Air Drone