We were inspired by International Paper's commitment to eliminating life-changing injuries and fatalities (LIFE) by 2020. We realized that leveraging IoT in the occupational safety field could make the world a better place for everyone.

What it does

By providing desktop and mobile alerts to safety supervisors when an unsafe working condition is reported via IoT sensors, we believe that our web service can save lives. It also consolidates data for analysis of trends. Finally, it can be used to run training scenarios so that procedures can be perfected before they're needed.

How we built it

We used HTML5, JavaScript, and Bootstrap. We designed a mockup of a factory floor plan with labeled hazard zones with transparency enabled. We simulate IoT devices triggering alerts with JavaScript. These alerts provide both a visual and auditory cue for safety supervisors to respond to. By incorporating the Twilio API we can serve up alerts even if the user has stepped away from their computer.

Challenges we ran into

The fourth member of our team remembered that he had a final exam the day after this Hackathon ends. We found this out just hours before departing from Biloxi, Mississippi. We also encountered an issue when setting up the alerts. After researching occupational safety standards, we realized the the importance of consolidating safety data in a way that was readily actionable. Minutes and seconds mater when it comes to response times.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Having a relatively polished design concept ready to demo within the 24-hour time constraint. We communicated well as a team.

What we learned

The true meaning of friendship. But really, we learned a lot about the field of occupational safety.

What's next for LifeSaver

By adding a reporting feature for mobile devices, this product could made to be a one-stop-shop for employees as well as management.

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