Crash detection helmet with emergency alert
Mirembe Nangobi, Esther
Musumba Mulindwa, Phillip
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Mulago hospital receives about 80% of all casualties due to boda boda accidents in and around Kampala. This amounts to about 260 casualties being brought in on a monthly basis according to Mulago hospital’s Accident and Casualty Ward’s records. This figure indicates that at least 8 accidents happen every day. According to eyewitnesses of these accidents (mainly boda boda riders, even casualties), many people die due to the lack of timely medical attention. Casualties of these accidents often lose their lives because the emergency response provided doesn’t arrive on time. The emergency response, often provided by police stations around the scene of the accident, doesn’t get information about the accident quickly enough to react in a reasonable amount of time. The Crash Detection Helmet with Automatic Emergency Alert comes as a solution to the long response times by emergency alert towards accidents around the city. The helmet will be designed to detect that the wearer has got into a severe accident that requires quick medical attention. Then, notifications will be sent to both the nearest hospital and police station informing them that an accident has happened. The details of that notification include the location of the accident to allow the emergency response to get there quickly.