After the earthquakes which repeatedly occurred in Italy in the last few years, the members of SITPolito association expressed their will to make an active contribution: this is how our DeltaWaves project was born and we came up with the idea of creating a cheap earthquake detector for home. The goal of the project was to design a reliable sensor which could detect the vibrations of the surface which it is placed on and respond with the emission of a perceivable output, such as a sound and a notification on a mobile device.
For this purpose, we used the innovative Arduino hardware platform, whose structure, based on interchangeable components, represents a key factor to creating a rapidly and inexpensively improvable prototype. Additionally, we will develop a mobile app which will be connected to the earthquake detector and will promptly notify users and their contacts of the imminent danger.
PROJECT LEADERS: Giorgia Ghione, Loris Braga
SIT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: SITPolito
PROJECT TYPE: Research and innovation project
MAIN BENEFICIARIES: Residents in highly active seismic areas
AREAS: Technology & ICT
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS: Politecnico di Torino