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Were developing a shoe removal detector which identifies and notifies a person entering the premises with shoes. Were developing it in a way to work as an intruder alarm as well. Though there are many intruder alarms in market this one includes shoe

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Executive summary This project development proposal is for "Shoes removal detector". In many cultures, it is considered unclean to wear shoes in the home. Sometimes visitors from different backgrounds sometimes forget to remove their shoes when they enter such cultured homes. To counter this problem Shoe removal detector will help to notify person who forget to remove their shoes. The focus market of this shoe removal detector is every house owner who want keep their house hygienic and keep dirt away from visitors' shoes. Especially asian(Indian+Chinese) backgrounded people are the market focus. Also the Hindu and Buddhist temples insist people to remove shoes before entering. Such kind of places could also be a good market place. According to some research over billions of people around the world, they have custom removing shoes outside the house. Most of east Asian and south east asian people have culture removing their shoes outside the house. In the western culture people have been preferring to wear shoes or some kind of protection on their feet. But nowadays western people are becoming more concerned about hygiene issues and started to prefer removing shoes. During our research we found that western people are also likely to buy the shoe removal detector because they are aware of the fact that shoes with dirt, pesticides and toxins may seriously affect human health especially the house with kids. Though more people are aware of advantages of removing shoes outside the house, they wouldn't want to embarrass a visitor having robotic stuffs on the doorstep. This is a great risk for our product market and we need to insist the hygienic issues more firmly to market this product. This device would help people to practice removing shoes when they enter house and also would be help to establish more hygienic life in the house. Table of contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 TABLE OF CONTENT 2 INTRODUCTION 3 Internet research 17 Introduction We're developing a shoe removal detector which identifies and notifies a person entering the premises with shoes. ...read more.


2.4 Selection overview We've decided to use capacitive touch plate because it's more reliable and precise and cheaper than other options. IR beam break option for detection of newcomer. Because it precisely detects the newcomer and is cheap to implement. Audio device to notify the visitor coz it creates more attention than a message board. 2.5 Unique selling points In summary our product not only meets the design requirement but also some unique selling points. > Will also welcome the visitor > Will notify the owner about the presence of newcomer > Will work on own voice recording > Can also be used as an intruder alarm 3. Market analysis 3.1 Market overview Shoe removal detector could be a solution for the people who want to keep their house clean from dirty shoes of a visitor. According to some research over millions of people around the world, we come to know that they have a custom leaving their shoes outside the houses. Most of east Asian people have custom leaving their shoes outside their house. However, in the western culture, most of them wear shoes and some wear slippers at home. The main reason is to keep their feet protected all the time. Also some people say they feel uncomfortable if they walk around with barefoot. Another reason is cold climate. Most Asian countries have the culture leaving their shoes off in the home including South Korea, Japan,Indian continent and China. Mainly they are concerned about hygiene and want to keep their home away from dirt, pesticides and toxins on shoes. Especially pesticides affect nervous system also may irritate skins or eyes. Some other pesticide may affect the hormone or endocrine system in the body. Since kids are really vulnerable to such dirts, it's really vital to remove shoes. After some research, some interesting things are found that many westerners are aware of this issue and it is likely that the westerners are also willing to purchase the our device since they are aware of the fact that shoes with dirt, pesticides and toxins may seriously affect human health. ...read more.


We could store some variety sounds in the alarm system so that amusing visitors to avoid embarrassment when alarm operate. We also have to make sure that sound of alarm is controllable so it does not embarrass visitors with very loud sound. (Estimated time: 4hours) 5.3 Evaluation of the product To evaluate the outcome of the product is successful following measure is taken to ensure the device detect shoes correctly, performance of the shoe removal detector under various environment and safety. The shoe removal detector will be tested to various people (ie. Adult, kids, think socks). This is done to ensure that sensors are work properly for everybody and also it test the appropriate sensitivity of the sensors for the detector. To ensure the device and user safety, the device will be subject to different working load to prevent electric shock and damage to the device. 6. Conclusion Through the market research, shoe removal detector is commercially and economically viable product in the real market. With the market research and research survey, we know what is the most important feature people thinking, so we can focus on the problem and we can satisfy them. Also through the research we know the main market is for people who do care about hygienic of their home. The exact specification of the product is obtained then the product will appeal and attract the people we targeting. The main technical feature of the Shoe removal product is detecting shoes in any environment and any conditions. The advantages of Shoe removal detector are 1. Hygienic problems: Protect dirt, pesticides on shoes from outside so provide hygienic house life. Carpets absorb dust and become breeding grounds for dust mites, causing the development of asthma and allergies 2. Protecting properties: Shoes can scratch wood flooring, especially if they have high heels. Boots and high heeled shoes can cause wear and tear to carpets. Also in rain or snow, people don't want guest wearing shoes to make floor wet. Another example is chewing gum stuck to the street. 3. Detect the intruder. 7. ...read more.

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