A Location Aware Safety Companion

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2015 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-29 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Shilpa Khedkar, Kiran Chandrasekaran, Tauseef Malik, Manish Poduval
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V29P105


Shilpa Khedkar, Kiran Chandrasekaran, Tauseef Malik, Manish Poduval "A Location Aware Safety Companion". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V29(1):23-25, October 2015. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
The ever increasing rate of crime on women and elderly has been a cause for alarming concern among citizens all around the world. According to a recent survey conducted , molestation cases have seen a whopping rise of 47% between 2001-2015 in Mumbai alone. Also, according to the information provided by the RTI, crime against senior citizens has witnessed a rise of 53% in the last 5 years. Under such circumstances having a companion with you has a severe impact on the feeling of security. Our main motivation for this project has been the above stated fact and the drive to contribute towards Digital India by helping enhance citizen security which is a primal need of the hour. The proposed system is a wearable device that is location aware and stays connected to the users phone via a Low Energy Bluetooth(BLE) signal and by press of a button can send a SOS message in the form of an MMS, which will capture the current location of the victim and send it to the emergency contacts, an SOS to a group of contacts on a social networking platform such as WhatsApp. The system will also consist of an Android App which will be used to obtain important information from the user such as emergency contacts and will be used to send the SOS. Also, incorporating features like sending an SOS over by using the carrier services along with the data services, we aim at increasing the chances of being saved in times of distress by approximately 40%.The proposed work shows a flexible and interoperable combination of a device and application that will accessorize and empower the citizens and serve as a multifunctional device.

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BLE, Mobile Computing, Safety Devices, Wearable Devices, Android.