The opportunity to be able to contribute to our society by creating a tool with life saving capabilities.
What it does
It's a platform meant to be integrated into smartphones which would allow for rapid response in large emergency situations. This platform automatically detects people in need and volunteers willing to help and distributes the workforce as efficiently as possible.
How we built it
We built a server using nodejs which communicates to both an Android App and a Web-App. These two platforms work together to allow for real time monitoring of the situation as well as distributing and guiding people through the chaos.
Challenges we ran into
Non of the members of the team had experience with Android development. The algorithms to calculate the best routes for the volunteers were complicated and at times frustrating.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We've been able to make a simple proof of concept to give a hint of what our idea might one day become.
What we learned
We learnt team work experience, basics of Android development, web design ...
What's next for DEMM - Dynamic Emergency Management Mapping
We hope to be able to keep working on this great project, specially if we get recognition and acknowledgement from the university.