A Proposal for a Dynamic Digital Map to Prevent Heatstroke Using IoT Data

  • Kanae MatsuiEmail author
  • Keiya Sakai
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 926)


This paper presents a dynamic digital map displaying user’s position and his/her environmental and health status for prevention of heatstroke, which is one of worst natural disaster in Japan. We use Internet of Things (IoT) data of Global Positioning System (GPS) and temperature surrounding people. Victims of heatstroke in Japan have been increasing in summer, and the heatstroke causes a large number of deaths annually. To avoid this situation when people are walking outside in summer, our proposed digital map provides the information of their walking locus created by their GPS data along with their heartbeat rate and surrounding temperature collected by IoT devices. To develop our proposed system, we conducted an experiment, and the results of the dynamic digital map are promising.



This work was supported in part by the R&D project “Design of Information and Communication Platform for Future Smart Community Services” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan, and was supported by Funds for the Integrated Promotion of Social System Reform and Research and Development, MEXT, Japan, and by MEXT/JSPS KAKENHI Grant (B) Number 17K12789 and SECOM Science and Technology Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Denki UniversityAdachi-kuJapan

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