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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Alanen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:06:08Z
dc.date.copyright2010-11en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWoods, A. (2010). Smoke alarm detection, broadcast notifications and social implications (Information Science Discussion Papers Series No. 2010/06). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1023en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1023
dc.description.abstractChanges in population demographics and lifestyle choices have led to an increased risk of higher mortality from house fires. The current average of 27 house fire related deaths per year is likely to be exceeded in the following years. The aging population with its natural increase in age related hearing loss and the younger demographic only having mobile phones and no land-lines means there is a need for alternative warning methods of smoke alarm activation. This project develops a proof of concept application that runs on a smart phone and detects an activated smoke alarm. If there is no response by the occupants automatically trigger an alarm to a predefined contact group. This application can reduce the possibility of death or injury by persons unable to respond to an activated alarm.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Science Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQA76 Computer softwareen_NZ
dc.titleSmoke alarm detection, broadcast notifications and social implicationsen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages16en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-12-05 19:41:04en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints1013en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
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