Easy-Weigh-Out: Design and Implementation of Internet of Things-based Smart Luggage System

Mohammad Haasin Farooq, Muhammad Zain, Muhammad Bilal Khalid, Saima Zafar

Abstract


The Internet of Things (IoT) has dominated the digital world by enabling thousands of physical devices to communicate with each other and share useful data over the Internet. With use cases spanning every sphere of modern life, the IoT is all set to revolutionize the traveling sector by extending services associated with safety, security, surveillance, tracking, comfort, and a lot more. This paper presents the design and implementation of a prototype Easy-Weigh-Out, based on the principles of the IoT which enables a user to run Android-based mobile application and view the weight of luggage and track its location without any contact with it. The hardware of the system is built around Arduino UNO microcontroller which interfaces with a load cell (20 kg) via A/D converter and a NEO-6M Global Positioning System (GPS) module for tracking of the bag. The system uploads data to a Cloud server using ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Our results show the real-time weight and tracking of the bag at a click of a button as well as long-term data logging.

Keywords


Internet of Things; smart traveling bag; tracking; cloud service; mobile application

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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