Help button for elderly people on the Arduino platform

  • Lázaro J. González Salgueiro Universidad de Pinar del Río
  • Ariosky Areces Gonzalez Universidad de Pinar del Río
  • Pablo A. Rueda Rodríguez Universidad de Pinar del Río
Keywords: Elderly care; help button; Arduino; sensors.


The design and implementation of a system capable of providing elderly people with a fast track to ask for help, remotely, to the person in charge of their care, using the cellular network is reported t. The main functionality is a help button, through which the person in charge of the elderly care will receive a text message when the elder presses the button. Recognizing the little connection between the people of this age group with cellular technology, defining the number to which the messages will be sent (and writing them) is not their task. The system has other features of great value, as a group of automatic alarms, also operating via SMS, generated by a group of sensors included in the system, which facilitates remote decision making from caregivers.


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Author Biographies

Lázaro J. González Salgueiro, Universidad de Pinar del Río

Engineer in Telecommunications and Electronics from the Universidad de Pinar del Río "Hermanos Saiz Montes de Oca" [UPR] (Cuba, 2016). Professor of the Department of Telecommunications and Electronics of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the UPR since 2016. He has taught the subjects of telephone switching and IP telephony. He has researched about voice synthesis and broadband encoders. She researches in the areas of: process automation, help systems and early warning for the elderly, and implementation of VoIP telephone exchanges with Raspberry_Pi.

Ariosky Areces Gonzalez, Universidad de Pinar del Río

Computer Science Engineer from Universidad de Ciencias Informáticas (Cuba, 2008); Specialist B in Computer Science in the Computerization Department of the UCI (2008-2014); Specialist B in Computer Science in the Department of Computing belonging to the Provincial Directorate of Sports in Pinar del Río (Cuba); Instructor Professor of the Computer Department of the Universidad de Pinar del Río "Hermanos Saiz Montes de Oca" (Cuba), since 2016. His areas of professional interest include: administration of servers in cloud; development of web applications in Symphony, Laravel and Java; development of documentary and archival management systems in Alfresco; and development of Android applications for mobile devices.

Pablo A. Rueda Rodríguez, Universidad de Pinar del Río

Technical in Computing (2013). He works as a computer technician at the Universidad de Pinar del Río "Hermanos Saiz Montes de Oca" [UPR] (Cuba), where he is also a student of third year of Telecommunications. His areas of interest are: development of applications with the C ++, web programming, programming for mobile devices and developing of automated systems using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms.


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