Overview

This collaboration is for the development of a location-based system that provides safety support to mobile users and assists emergency services in the event of disasters. The proposed system will support monitoring, alerts and rescue services by utilising the latest device-to-device and relay technologies working over the long-term evolution networks. Our targets are emergency situations in Turkey and its region during/after disasters such as earthquakes, mining disasters, and avalanches where unsafe areas are often found. Other safety issues will also be addressed, such as the dangers in unsafe areas at remote campsites, snowy walking trails and landslides, where conventional communication means of cellular networks may only be partially available. A prototype demonstration system will be built to test the alerting services. The project’s outcomes will provide significant social and economic benefits to the general public, government, wireless industry, and health/safety sectors.