A sun SPOT based automatic vehicular accident notification system

Debopam Acharya, Vijay Kumar, Nicholas Garvin, Ardian Greca, Gary M. Gaddis

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Abstract

Rapid and timely communication to the appropriate organization is crucial during life threatening events and is especially true for vehicular accidents which may involve crashes, rollovers leading to blasts, etc. Accidents in which a vehicle rolls over account for more than half of all single-vehicle crash deaths. An emergency system for a vehicle would detect and analyze the life threatening event, and, in an automated fashion, notify the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for immediate action. While there are few such systems available, most of them are costly, vehicle specific, requires human intervention, and do not provide information about the environmental condition of the vehicle. This prevents the EMS providers from rushing the required set of aids to the accident site at the earliest. The objective of this work is to develop a general purpose automatic emergency notification system for vehicles using various sensors that will monitor the vehicle and, in the event of a crash, automatically report all possible information (vehicle tilt, temperature, light, speed, location, date and time) to the EMS providers. The design and development although takes into consideration the United States of America's traffic and network infrastructure; the developed system is free from spatial constraints and may be used universally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Int. Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd Int. Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008
Pages296-299
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: May 30 2008May 31 2008

Publication series

Name5th Int. Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd Int. Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShenzhen
Period05/30/0805/31/08

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