Developing Android-Based Personal Emergency Notification System with Global Positioning System as an Alternative Handling for Public Safety

by Widiasa Wijaya,Bambang Setiawan,Hatma Suryotrisongko,Febriliyan Samopa,Nisfu Asrul Sani
( Department of Information System Faculty of Information Technology Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember )

Date Published: 02 Dec 2013
Published In: Information Systems International Conference (ISICO)
Volume: 2013
Publisher: Departemen Sistem Informasi, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Language: id-ID

Keywords: SMS,Android,Emergency,Notification System,GPS

Abstract

To handle many public emergency problems, Indonesian government did many things. One of them was launching emergency call center 110 for handling crime, and others. However, sometimes people couldn’t able to send information about their emergency conditions and access to existing aid services easily and quickly. If this process was delayed, not only caused material damage, but also caused physical injuries and even lost of life. One of the suggested alternative solutions is a personal emergency notification system. This application was composed of several technologies, such as accelerometer, Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the user's position and the Short Message Service (SMS) as a medium for sending basic information. This Android-based application could detect emergency conditions such as traffic accidents and unconscious fall, then sent an emergency message. This application also could track and periodically sends the user's position, so the position of the user could be tracked, even if the user continued to move. With the above system, then public could send emergency messages easily to family, friends, or the relevant authorities. So that this application would help the evacuation in knowing the position and threats suffered by the sender. In the end, this application was expected to contribute practically to the society, as a fast communication facility when a traffic accident or unconscious fall occured. And this application was also expected to contribute to relevant agencies to support emergency relief services that already existed.


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