GuardSauce

Inspiration

Unfortunately, tragedies happen all the time and we wish we can stop them from happening. When this occurs we can be proactive by reducing the emergency response time, and essentially saving someone's life.

What it does

This Android application, paired with your Android wear device, will detect if a collision has happened, such as a car accident. When this is triggered, it will prompt you on your Android wear/mobile device to make sure that you are ok. If you do not respond within the set time that you choose, or you specify that you are not ok, then it will contact the emergency numbers on your phone contact list with information about your current location.

How we built it

  • Android and Android wear app that interfaces with Node.js, Express.js, and the services provided by Twilio for our backend API.
  • Mining data to perform machine learning to better improve our collision detection algorithm.

Challenges we ran into

  • Syncing and debugging over bluetooth the Android wear API.
  • Setting up the domain name with AWS.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We were able to finish this project in 24 hours.

What we learned

  • Alicia: I learned how to set up a REST API and how to create an instance on AWS, as well as set up the web server. Also, I learned how to insert an emoji on a webpage by using Emoji CSS.

  • Ashley: Concurrency is a b!tch.

What's next for GuardSauce

An iOS application paired with your iWatch.

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