Authors: Debopam Acharya, Vijay Kumar, Gary M. Gaddis, Nicholas Garvin
Addresses: Department of Computer Sciences, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 7997, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA. ' School of Computing and Engineering, Department of Computer Science, University Of Missouri-Kansas City, 550J Robert H. Flarsheim Hall, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499, USA. ' Center for Research and Innovation, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, 4401 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111, USA. ' Department of Computer Sciences, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 7997, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA
Abstract: In this paper we focus on management of auto accidents involving Emergency Medical Services (EMS) where the incident has left passengers incapacitated to summon help using communication devices. Almost all available systems require human intervention, and do not analyse environmental conditions inside the vehicle to summon most appropriate medical help. Our work in this paper aimed to create SAVE – an automatic vehicular accident reporting system that can be fitted to any vehicle, requires no human intervention and, in the event of an accident, sends necessary data to the EMS so that appropriate medical assistance can be dispatched to victims promptly.
Keywords: EMS; emergency medical services; Sun SPOT; global positioning systems; GPS sensors; wireless Java; automotive accidents; automobile accidents; car crashes; accident reporting systems; vehicle accident management; medical assistance; rapid event notification; occupant incapacity.
International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.254 - 270
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