Document Type : Original research papers
Department of Electrical Engineering, Science and Research Branch of South Khorasan, Islamic Azad University, Birjand, Iran.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Golpayegan College of Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Golpayegan 87717-67498, Iran
The growing demand to benefit from swimming and swimming pools highlights the need for automated monitoring and control of swimmers' hygiene. Because hygiene protocols noncompliance results in infection transmission and disease spread, as well as a threat to swimmers' health. This paper presents an intelligent system for monitoring, identifying, and announcing non-compliance of hygiene criteria by swimmers in the pool and preventing accessing the pool. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which is based on the detection of electromagnetic signals and radio frequencies, has been applied for automatic recognition. The system monitors the information written on the MIkron FARE (MIFARE) intelligent tags by the ATMEGA32 microcontroller and the MFRC522 interface module as swimmers pass through the water shower and chlorine pond before entering the pool. Then the electrical gate is opened using a relay. Another technical highlight of this system is the ability to define the desired number of tags without the need for a computer, which will reduce costs. We investigated the performance and reliability of the system in an experimental environment.