Embedded Systems Fall 2014 Final Project Presentation

The Department of Information, Technology, and Management (ITM) of IIT School of Applied Technology is holding an Embedded Systems/Smart Technology presentation on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium from 3:15-4:45 p.m. It will also be streamed live.

The course (ITMT 492-593 Embedded Systems) and research represented (fall 2014 final projects) are led by faculty members Jeremy Hajek and Dan Tomal. The student projects, which are designed to solve real-world problems, involve a range of technical solutions. Issues range from home automation frameworks to mobile flood detection solutions.

All presentations will last 10 minutes, be technically focused, and include a demo. Afterward, the projects will be available for viewing, and audience members will be able to interact with all applicable projects. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wearable Home Automation Framework
Can you imagine using everyday devices such as smartwatches and smartphones to do more than check your email? Now you can. Using smartwatches and smartphones to control household items such as toasters, lights, and even coffee pots using a simple web-server and REST API’s, this is achievable.
Bart Dworak (ITM), Sydney Hardwick (ITM), Eduardo Villanueva (ITM), Olivia Minton (ITM)

Building a Smart Home
This team is building the ability to control everyday home devices in an intelligent way and provide metrics-gathering for those devices through a smart hub powered by the openHAB Software, a vendor and technology agnostic open-source automation software for your home.
Colin Redmond (ITM), Dean Nelson (ITM), Brian Curtis (ITM), Awa Ka (ITM)

Following Mirror
This project is focusing on movement-tracking devices and electronics that are able to follow a human’s movement. Using sonic range finders for detecting facial movement, the group will transfer the movement to servo-motors that will rotate a mirror to match a person’s movement.
Cheol-won Seo (ITM), Kyeongmin Kang (ITM), Jusung Mun (ITM)

RFID ID Reader for Class Presence
This presentation is about an electronic device designed to automate the check-in and attendance verification processes in a classroom. It is based on an environment in which all students have unique RFID cards (for example, a university ID card) to be identified. The professor will check student attendance data through an Excel file that is modified automatically by the system. The interface is user-friendly; users don’t need an IT/electronics background to work with it.
Bianca Canalli Zagueto (INTM), Josmar Baruffaldi Cristello (MMAE), Javier Moreno Valdecantos (ITM)

Mobile Flood Prediction System
Floods are a serious problem in many parts of the world, affects many people. Floods should be predicted and also detected. This project hopes to create a mobile flood prediction system that can be placed in rivers and streams, and report wirelessly to a central data-recording system for better real-time prediction and analysis.
Alysson Gustavo Andrade Souza (CS), Luiz Mariano Pinto (MMAE), Israel Aries Candido (ECE)

Automotive Media Center with Real-Time GPS Tracking
This project involves retrofitting cars with a touchscreen media center powered by an XMBC and raspberry pi. In addition, this project provides GSM-connected GPS-based tracking of the car for location and anti-theft services, all of which are connected to a Web-based application and enabled by simple SMS (text messaging)
Clint Bhola (ITM)

Let Me Show You The Future—Internet of Things Networking
Internet of Things is a way to describe a pervasive network of sensors and small devices spread across our daily lives. The problem up to this point has been how to make transmission of that data powerful and easy. Now there is a way through technology from Helium.io to combine the ease of WiFi and the distance of cellular into one simple bridge for any standard embedded systems project.
Jeremy Hajek (Industry Associate Professor ITM department)

The ITM program in the School of Applied Technology seeks to work with other programs, integrating efforts and producing cross-curricular project results. Frameworks for additional research possibilities will result, enabling researchers and departments to learn and grow together. Contact Jeremy Hajek at 630.666.1961  hajek@iit.edu or Dan Tomal 630.510.8143 tomal@iit.edu for more information.