A system to coordinate messages between friends, families, and rescue teams that involves a mobile application which manages power consumption to extend battery life of the mobile device as much as possible, while keeping interested parties informed of the user’s condition.

e-SOS: Communications on emergency situations

Emergency situations such as natural disasters or acts of terrorism jeopardize even the most sophisticated communications infrastructures. And while solutions do exist to maintain communication during dire situations, the information doesn’t always reach every person, or isn’t very easy to understand. Usually, networks are clogged by people panicking over the condition of their loved ones, or people seeking immediate help.

We want to create an efficient way to coordinate messages between friends, families, and rescue teams that involves a mobile application which manages power consumption to extend battery life of the mobile device as much as possible, while keeping interested parties informed of the user’s condition. GPS functionality will automatically run upon startup, capturing the location of the phone and its user, and storing it in a digital database. In order to regulate energy consumption, the GPS feature will automatically shut itself down, but can be restarted at any time. By then, a message containing the user’s basic information (name, age, gender, a unique ID assigned by the application, blood type, medications, and any other data previously stored in the application), the user’s physical condition, which has been selected from a number of predefined options, and the user’s mobility conditions, also selected from a number of predefined options, has been sent and stored in a central system. The idea is that important information is delivered in the smallest possible way, using the least amount of energy, and transmitting the least amount of data through the network.

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