Implementation of Capacitive Touch Sensing Safety System for Electric Adjustable Beds
International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 42-47
Received: Nov. 29, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 12, 2014; Published: Dec. 18, 2014
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Mohamed M. El Rayes, Electronics and Communication Dept., Fayoum University, Fayoum City, Fayoum, Egypt
Tamer M. Nassef, Computer and Software Engineering Dept., Misr University for Science and Technology, 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt; Electronics and Communication Engineering, October High Institute of Engineering and Technology, 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt
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Abstract
Electric adjustable beds may be dangerous if used without good and effective safety system. Many safety solutions were developed, but none of them can provide a complete protection against injuries. We have developed a new protection system for electric adjustable beds to ensure the safety of the users and their pet animals when using these beds. This safety system applies capacitive touch sensing technique on all metal parts of the bed base in addition to the perimeter of the bed frame to stop the bed if a human or an animal touches these parts. Enabling capacitive touch sensing on this large metal surface besides manufacturing constrains, is a challenging problem. This paper addresses the design of this embedded safety system and illustrates solution of the problems associated with implementing capacitive touch sensing technique in electric adjustable beds.
Keywords
Safety System, Capacitive Touch Sensing, Electric Adjustable Bed, Embedded System
To cite this article
Mohamed M. El Rayes, Tamer M. Nassef, Implementation of Capacitive Touch Sensing Safety System for Electric Adjustable Beds, International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 42-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ijssn.20140205.11
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