UEA Extension Project develops technology to prevent motorcycle deaths and theft

The Laboratory for Embedded Systems (LSE-HUB / UEA) creates a device capable of recognizing theft, theft and even motorcycle traffic accidents

take photo: David Osorio / LSE UEA

Who doesn’t wake up every day and find out from the papers about motorbike-related accidents, thefts, thefts and traffic deaths? This attracted the attention of students from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering courses at the Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (UEA), who, through an expansion project coordinated by Professors Fábio Cardoso and Israel Gondres, developed a concept prototype capable of, from now on, panel sensors recognize The owner of the motorbike informs him of an attempted theft.

The system is also capable of neutralizing theft, turning off the motorcycle’s electrical circuit at a predetermined time and showing its location by GPS, so that it can be restored. It is also designed to recognize a traffic accident and automatically alert the Mobile Emergency Service (Samu), which offers greater flexibility in first aid assistance, enhancing the driver’s chances of survival.

“Essentially, projects are generated as a result of the interpretation of an everyday problem, by a group of people – in our case, electrical and electronic engineering students – that directly impacts society. Elements of the Project Based Learning (PBL) methodology were used, and we implemented tools and techniques in Academic context as well as in practice,” explains the project coordinator, Fábio Cardoso, biomedical engineer and project coordinator at the Systems Lab. Go (LSE -HUB / UEA).

Dean of the university, Andre Zoghb, said he is satisfied with the results of the engineering students’ studies and affirms his administration’s commitment to research and extension projects. The goal, he says, is to help in the growth of these future professionals so that in the future they can contribute to society through the knowledge gained in the university banks.

The system helps save the victim

The system is also configured to recognize patterns in a biker’s vital signs. This can be the difference between life and death in the event of a traffic accident. This is information that assures the rescue team what is necessary to be able to operate more decisively and effectively.

“This is a prototype concept. It is the first step towards a commercial product. After this step, the prototype of the product is developed, and then the product. We are open to industry investments, because this system has a huge positive impact on the daily lives of those who use two-wheeled vehicles as a means of transportation. Or work”, emphasizes Professor Fabio.

The system guarantees a basic right of the citizen, which is the right to security. In addition to the anti-theft system, with the built-in technology, we can create mechanisms and implement rescue protocols capable of reducing the tragic figures of the current statistics,” commented Professor Yisrael Gunders.

The Embedded Systems Lab, through student developers, creates solutions to real problems of relevance to the general public, through innovation and technology.

Developers Team

The team, composed of students Felipe Correia, Carlos Emmanuel and Ana Maciel, developed the concept prototype, in a collaborative manner with LSE students, Arlley Gabriel and Matheus Assunção. The goal is to test all the different functions of the system, which are equipped with sensors and safety layers, in order to maintain their operation in the event of possible damage.

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