R.SETHURAMAN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & TECHNOLOGIST

LAUNCH OF AN EMERGENCY CALLING DEVICE FOR 108 AMBULANCE SERVICE

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Date : 25th Feburary 2016

Sathyabama University takes great pride in launching the invention An Emergency Calling Device for 108, a pioneer in facilitating help at the time of emergency.  A team of four members has worked on the project from the grass root level (Mr.J.Vivek, Student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. M.Lakshmi, Professor and Head, Faculty of Computing, Mr. R. Sethuraman, Assistant Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering and Mr. D. Manuel, Technical assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering) till the launch of the product. This is an indigenous and more versatile design made by our student and it is first of its kind in our country. This can be used for any emergency environment, in any vechicle which occupies very less space and more cost effective.

This Product was launched on 25th Feburary 2016 at 9:45 am by Mr. Phillip A. Min, U. S. Consul. General in Chennai in the presence of Honorable Col. Dr. Jeppiaar, Chancellor, Sathyabama University, Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul. General of the Federal Republic of Germany in chennai, Dr. S R Ramanan, Director, ACWC, Regional Meteorological Center, Dr. K S Das Gupta, Director Indian Institute of Space science and technology, ISRO, Trivandrum, Dr. A Senthil Kumar, Director and scientist ‘H’, Indian Institute of Remote sensing, Dehradun and other delegates from ISRO.

In case of any medical emergency or accident the usual process is to call 108. When the call is made, the free ambulance service will be made available within 10 Minutes. But if the accident occurs in a remote or in an isolated area or during midnight, it is very difficult for the victim to identify the exact location and inform 108. The major issue in the current situation, if the accident is very critical, the Victim has to wait till someone informs to the emergency service 108.

The developed product solves this issue by automatically sending the exact location of accident to 108 without any human intervention.  Based on the input from experts from vehicle industry and the suggestions from 108 officials, the device can be directly fixed into any medium and heavy vehicle.

The device is activated whenever a smashup occurs and it waits for less than 1 minute and if it is not deactivated by the victim, it automatically calls 108 through cloud telephony system. This option is provided in order to avoid false alarm which may be produced due to minor impact. By using cloud telephony system a voice call is made to 108 which provide them the exact location and device number. Simultaneously alerts are given to neighbors/relative (who’s number is registered with the device) of the victim.  The important feature of this device is that the exact location of the accident is sent to 108 without any human intervention and the complete communication process has been done within 2 minutes..

Another important feature of this device is it provides a call back system. In which a call can be made by 108 to the device and when call is received by the device, automatically it switches on the mic and speakers of the car.  This facilitates the 108 to get the status of the passengers/victims inside the car, which helps them to provide better life saving service.

This device can also be used to inform 108, if any one wittness an accident while travelling just by pressing the help button in the device. This device is not only for road accidents and it also can be used in fire outbreak, SOS calls, industrial collapse, Senior Citizens at House, Industrial Emergency, Railways., In railways, if this device is attached in cabins of guard/engine driver, if any accident happen in unmanned level crossings or person falling from train etc., can be intimated to 108 by engine driver or guard by pressing the help button of the device.

Patent have been filed for the product. The complete product has been sponsored by Sathyabama University.

So overall achievement of this project is that the victim will be in the ambulance within 12 minutes and necessary medical service can be given immediately which avoids the unnecessary fatigue. This device cost will be affordable  when  manufactured in large quantity.

Functions of Auto Rescue System – An Emergency Calling Device For 108

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The salient features are

  • First of its kind in its two way communication
  • Hi-tech handy device-which occupies very less space
  • Multipurpose device which can be used for other emergency situations like fire outbreak, SOS calls, industrial collapse, trains etc.,
  • the passer-by can send a distress call when they witness an accident
  • can be integrated with the existing setup of 108 without any modifications
  • Built-in technology with GPS and cloud telephony service
  • Cost effective device, if designed in bulk the cost of the device will be between 1500 – 2000/-

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