This is the third in a six-part series which will showcase the projects built by the Top 6 teams of the #SmartCities Hackathon. The Smart Cities hack was a two event hackathon organized by Hackmakers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to generate more awareness, stronger communications and quicker responses for tomorrow’s smart cities.
Yamini Harikrishnan, Jesse Sravya, Anshuman Yashodhar Rangaraj, Chitrak Banerjee, Durga Prasad, Anirban Dutta, Onisodumeya Hamilton
Team Sheldonopolis has come up with the Guardian App that focuses on customers’ safety from crime and accidental injury. The team ranked #4 among all the participants in the hackathon
Safe Cities requires an understanding of the need for security to evolve from a reactive to a proactive approach, with integrated response. The Safe Cities Challenge category can cover solutions that help cities to manage public security issues as a city population and urbanization grows.
Security and safety are major challenges for a government and its citizens.
Some of the major problems which Team Sheldonopolis are trying to address with the Guardian App are:
Usage of data for better solutions and understanding
Proactive approach for criminal offenses
Existing digital assistants are expensive and not easy to use by all
An increase of 12.9% in crime rate since 2018-2020 globally
An increase of 28% in accidental injuries since 2016-2018, due to failing to proper lookout
Team Sheldonopolis came up with a fantastic solution in order to leverage data to proactively minimize criminal offenses by using affordable digital assistance.
The Guardian gadget is an IoT enabled technology that can be used as a wearable and operated by a small communication device such as a mobile phone. In case of any unexpected foot tapping pattern, an alert message is triggered from the app and an SOS is sent to the relatives or the emergency services.
Alerts from this app also make citizens aware by cautioning them if they’re entering a high crime alert zone.
Who is this Application for?
The Guardian App focuses on:
Healthcare Professionals – These are the people who have the responsibility to inform people of the truth about their health
Individuals and Families – These are the people who want to be vigilant and protective from assaults and crimes
Victims in Accidents & Injuries – These are the people whose major source of communication about their experience is through the app
What does the Application do?
The Guardian SOS App is an IoT enabled App that can easily fit into one’s footwear and can be operated via a mobile app
In case of any unexpected danger or a medical emergency, the user can choose to trigger an alert message to family or to emergency services.
These can be triggered simply by setting a simple foot tapping pattern of your choice. If the alert is accidentally triggered, the user always has the option to terminate the alert
The generated QR code retrieves the medical details of the accident victim, providing them the right care according to their medical history and sending an SOS to the victim’s acquaintances
IoT enabled technology that can easily work as a wearable
Detects foot tapping pattern of the user and triggers an alert as soon as it senses unusual pattern
Generates QR of the accident victim, providing the medical record as well as SOS details of the victim
Prototype costs only $25
Sends data to city officials to help make policy and key decisions in city security measures
The R&D Prototype Cost is $25
Development & Expansion
Guardian App Downloads
Advertisement in App
Merchandising Product if App gains Popularity
Tech Platform Costs
Customized wearable with more fashionable out casting
More emergency response services – eg. fire alarms, house robberies, etc.
Hospital/Medical services – locating and allocating nearest hospital
More types of tap patterns defining different categories of crimes or emergency situations
Calling feature, video and audio recording for accessing the emergency situation
Sensors on the car – the moment there’s an accident, an SOS will be sent for medical help
Can customize device name, power saver mode, check remaining battery life, to know vibration level at any given location especially high rise buildings, construction sites with numerous moving machines
How is the Guardian Application different?
Easy to use and user friendly to empower for civic engagement and problem solving for safe cities
Cost effective and economical at $25 only
Global data reporting to city officials to help make policy and key decisions in city security measures
A proactive response and timely citizen services can help prevent violence and ensure the citizens’ safety
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Don’t forget to check out our Previous Winner Showcase Blogs for the Smart Cities Hackathon 2021:
Team Dream Green – 5th Position in Smart Cities Hackathon 2021
Team Carbon Neutral – 6th Position in Smart Cities Hackathon 2021
Team Berkeley Data Science – 1st Position in World Innovation Day Hackathon 2021