Automatic Mobile Platform Assistance for Elderly and Physically Challenged Persons
Sunakar Prusty1, S.L. Sri Harsha2, P. Himabindu3

1Sunakar Prusty, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, VFSTR, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2S.L. Sri Harsha, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, VFSTR, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3P. Himabindu, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, VFSTR, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 13 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 March 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 June 2019 | PP: 204-207 | Volume-7 Issue-5S4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10390275S419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: With the construction of stairs and installment of escalators in the railway stations transportation of human being and materials from one platform to other has become easy, but elderly people and physically challenged people are facing a lot of problems while availing the facility in most of the times due to their inner fear and weakness. Hence a simple transporting medium can solve both the problems. This paper presents the development of a programmed mobile platform that helps the elderly and physically challenged people to move easily from one railway platform to another. The arrival and departure of the train in both the directions is detected by ultrasonic sound sensors and indicated by LEDs. This also gives prior intimation to the railway authorities if there are any chances of train collisions. The geared stepper motor is used to assist the movement of the mobile platform accordingly, using the Rack and pinion mechanism.
Keywords: Arduino, Ultrasonic Sensors, Stepper Motor, Rack and Pinion Mechanism.
Scope of the Article: Mobile Agents