In Uganda, More than 3,000 people were killed and another 10,000 picked injuries of varying degrees in 13,244 road accidents 2018, according to the annual Traffic and Road Safety report released that was released on THURSDAY JULY 19 2018. Nearly half of the dead were pedestrians and 918 were motorcyclists, meaning less than 1,000 died in car crashes.
Mr Steven Kasiima, the director of Traffic Police, attributed the accidents mainly to reckless and careless driving, which jointly accounted for 72 percent of the fatal accidents.
He also noted that if there was quick response time, some of the deaths could be avoided because of quick medical attention.
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What it does
- Ensures that there is prompt, immediate, effective and reliable attention that is given to the victims. The attention could be from a registered colleague, family member, insurance service provider, police, or even the nearest registered health facility.
How I built it
- We built this solution using React-Native which houses the mobile part of the application. The other accident sensor is attached to the motorized vehicle and we leveraged IoT technologies to enable remote communication.
Challenges I ran into
- Network coverage in Uganda in case someone is in a relatively remote place and has experienced an accident.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
- We were able to design the application and demo the first version of it.
- We participated in an IoT hackathon at Andela where we emerged as first-runners up of the day.
What I learned
- We learned that we need more partnerships so as to realize more growth of the application.
- We learned how to configure IoT devices and provide a protocol for communication
What's next for iSafe
- We would like to launch isafe and help to save lives in Uganda