Socially Innovative Smart City for Penang

To help the elderly on natural disasters, we have designed a smart alarm system named "Bi-Bo", an intelligent digital alarm system that targets the elderly in George Town, Bayan Lepas, is installed in household for emergency use and announcement before disaster happens.The aim of the research is to explore the everyday aspects of community living and lifestyles, with focus on the specific exposure and vulnerability towards risks and disaster. The findings will be used to develop prototypical solutions for specific issues, by using smart city idea in order to create resilience.

The organisation involved is Mercy Malaysia. Our objective is to alert the elderly beforehand once natural disaster is predicted to happen and make it elderly friendly so that it is practical to use during emergency.

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