Accidents happen. Everyday people all over the world suffer injuries in crashes and falls. Though a person might be able to walk away from a minor injury, a major injury that happens while the person is alone could pose a serious threat. In these cases, people may be unable to reach assistance either because the accident leaves them physically unable or even unconscious. SafeSmart is trying to change that. Our simple, wearable device will use an accelerometer to monitor for accident-like movements. When the device registers an accident and is sure the data isn't an error, it will sound an alarm as well as send a message to an emergency contact with GPS coordinates. The contact can then get the appropriate help for the person. SafeSmart could have a wide range of applications. For example, it could be particularly useful for the elderly, who often live alone and are especially susceptible to accidents. In other cases, it could also be useful for outdoor enthusiasts who go out by themselves and have limited options if they are injured.
2 minute promo video: https://youtu.be/FbzyOpAig5U
4 minute technical video: https://youtu.be/s4A96KpadxE
Note: SafeSmart does its best to send as much information as it can. In the video, we demonstrate how the email looks like if the GPS lookup fails. Please check out the image gallery for an example of an email when the GPS lookup succeeds.