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Electronical security system for children

Project Leader
Quendler Elisabeth, Project Leader
Duration:
01.05.2005-19.12.2006
Type of Research
Technological Development

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Staff
Refenner Georg, Project Staff (bis 11.09.2007)
BOKU Research Units
Division of Agricultural Engineering
Funded by
Land- und forstwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft Niederbayern-Oberpfalz und Schwaben , Dr.-Georg-Heim-Allee 1, 84036 Landshut, Germany
Abstract
Security system for children on farm
The main causes of child deaths and serious injuries on farms are mainly caused by vehicles or objects in agriculture. The potential of danger and necessary equipment is determined by the high numbers of moving farm machinery worldwide, around 35 million objects in agriculture. Effective measures are practical guidance on how to reduce these risks to children by raising the awareness of adults and adequate safety equipment.
Children who died through the wheels of tractors or trailers were playing unsupervised, being carried as passengers on agricultural machinery, not under proper adult supervision, helping around the farm or trespassing a farm.
The following activities with tractors are responsible for more than 75 % of fatal accidents:
Tractors with a loaded trailer or another settled machinery moved or reversed and the child was crushed under the wheels. In these cases the driver could not see the child, even though he has been careful, observant and had used his reversing mirrors properly. One reason for this negative effect may be the changing dimension of tractors. Tractors get continuously bigger as well as heavier and the visibility for drivers becomes smaller.
Safety equipment is not available which could be implemented by acceptable costs on farm machinery to control the presence of children as well as risks. A list of minimum requirements was defined for an effective technical solution. Available techniques will be used and adapted to build an effective and cheap warning system. Two main technical systems, short waves and wireless signal (radio), have been identified for developing the prototype which guarantees a security zone of 10 m around the farm machinery. Children wear a transponder which is integrated in a watch, bracelet or necklace. The features and field of activity of the prototype will be tested in detail. It should guarantee the long-term aim, which is the significant reduction of child deaths and injuries from activities with moving vehicles in agriculture.
Keywords
low frequency technology;
farm; children security system; short waves; agriculture; prototype; wireless signal; tractor accident;
Publications

* Quendler, E., Kristler, I., Diskus, C., Pohl, A., Buchegger, T., Beranek, E. W., Boxberger, J. (2009): Prototype of a Child Safety Driver Assistant System.

CIGR Ejournal, 11, 1-9; ISSN 1682-1130

Quendler, E. (2009): Lösungsansätze durch Modellierung bei landtechnischen Untersuchungen.

, 55; Universität für Bodenkultur Wien; Landtechnik

Quendler, E. (2006): LISA lernt bald laufen.

Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt, 196, 8, 34 FullText

Quendler, E., Kristler, I., Boxberger, J., (2006): Driver assistence system LISA. [Oral Communication]
[World Congress 2006 - Agricultural Engineering for a Better World, Bonn, Germany, 03.09.2006 - 07.09.2006]

In: VDI-Max-Eyth-Gesellschaft, World Congress: Agricultural Engineering for a Better World , 3.-7. September 2006, Bonn; VDI-Berichte , World Congress Agricultural Engineering for a Better World, 1958, 779-778; ISBN: 0083-5560; ISSN 3-18-091958-2 FullText

Quendler, E. (2005): Mit Amulett stets gut beschützt.

Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt, 195, 13, 68 FullText

Quendler, E., Veith, P., Pohl, A., Boxberger, J. (2005): More Security for Kids Around Moving Vehicles on Farms.

Agricultural Engineering International, the CIGR Ejournal, VII, 9 FullText

Quendler, E., Veith, P., Pohl, A., Boxberger, J. (2005): More Security for Kids around Moving Vehicles on Farms.
[CIOSTA, Hohenheim, Germany, 19.09.2005 - 21.09.2005]

In: Insitute of Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Germany, M. Krause: CIOSTA, 19-21. September 2005, Hohenheim, Deutschland, 31, 388, Stuttgart, Deutschland; ISBN ISBN3-00-016346-8 FullText

Quendler, E. (2005): Mehr Schutz für unsere Kinder.

Der fortschrittliche Landwirt, 16, 44 FullText

Vorträge

Quendler, E. (2010): Mensch und Technik in der Landwirtschaft – Lösungsansätze durch Modellierung komplexer Systeme.

, Club Belvedere – Soroptimist International, 9. September 2010, Wien

Quendler E. (2010): Mensch und Technik in der Landwirtschaft – Lösungsansätze durch Modellierung komplexer Systeme.

, Habilitationsvortrag, 7. Mai, 2010, Wien

Kristler, I., Quendler, E., Boxberger, J., Pohl, A., Jakoby, B., Buchegger, T., Beranek, E. W. (2007): Bedarfs- und Akzeptanzanalyse zum Fahrerassistenzsystem LISA für die österreichische Landwirtschaft.

15. Arbeitswissenschaftliche Seminar, 5. - 6. März 2007, Wien

Quendler, E., Kristler, I., Boxberger, J., (2006): Driver assistence system LISA. [Oral Communication]

World Congress: Agricultural Engineering for a Better World , 3.-7. September 2006, Bonn FullText

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