Creating a world where people can be treated accordingly with our advancing technology. "240 million 911 calls every year- FCC estimates that improving location accuracy could save over 10,120 lives annually." The lack of accuracy in 911 calls inspired a team to find a solution. Currently, exact patient location is not given from 911 calls. EMT's & Developers who wanted to make a change .
What it does
Gives your exact location using latitude , longitude , & altitude.
How we built it
Utilizing the technology that is available in current smart phones. We calculate the current location of an individual based off the barometer & GPS data from their device.
Challenges we ran into
Trying to get the POST & GET requests in regards to location. Keeping perfect location accuracy.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Salutem
Furthering our app to help humans unite with first responders. as soon as possible.
Info & sources
•"Washington, D.C., will now dispatch private ambulances for medical calls in an attempt to lighten the burden on the city’s emergency response services, which are often criticized for slow response times."
•“There are times when it doesn't come up at all. Every day we receive calls where we get a tower address and that's it.” - Carl Hall , CHIEF OF TECHNOLOGY AT ALPHARETTA'S PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT
•"In California, more than half of cellphone calls didn't transmit location to 911 from 2011 to 2013, and it's getting worse. Last year, about 12.4 million, or 63%, of California's cellphone calls to 911 didn't share location. "
•"It is now easier than ever for victims to reach 911, but harder than ever for responders to reach them," said David Shoar, the sheriff in St. John's County, Fla. The current rate of location data delivery is below 40% in many communities."