Emergency Based Remote Collateral Tracking System Using Google’s Android Mobile Platform

  • Prabhu Dorairaj
  • Saranya Ramamoorthy
  • Ashok Kumar Ramalingam
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (volume 167)

Abstract

Introduction of Smart phones redefined the usage of mobile phones in the communication world. Smart phones are equipped with various sophisticated features such as Wi-Fi, GPS navigation, high resolution camera, touch screen with broadband access which helps the mobile phone users to keep in touch with the modern world. Many of these features are primarily integrated with the mobile operating system which is out of reach to public, by which the users can’t manipulate those features. Google came up with an innovative operation system termed as ANDROID, which is open system architecture with customizable third party development and debugging environment which helps the user’s to manipulate the features and to create their own customizable applications.

In this paper, ‘Emergency Based Remote Collateral Tracking System’ application using Google’s Android Mobile Platform is addressed. Emergency is divided into three categories: heart beat based emergency, security threats like personal safety and road accidents. This application is targeted to a person who is driving a vehicle. Heart rate monitoring device is integrated with our application to sense the heart beat of a person driving the vehicle and if there is any abnormalities in the heart beat, then our application performs a dual role. One in which, application uses a GPS to track the location information of the user and send those location information as a message via SMS, email and post it on Facebook wall Simultaneously, an emergency signal is sent to Arduino Microcontroller.

Road accidents are quite common, this application is also designed to detect the accident using the sensors in the Android Mobile. Security threat can occur anywhere, our application also answers for personal safety, when the user interacts with the application by pressing the button, then automatically the application generates the geographical information and sends that location information via SMS and email to a pre-stored emergency contact and the same information will be posted on user’s Facebook wall. This application is written in JAVA programming language which runs on Eclipse Integrated Development Kit.

Keywords

Android Arduino microcontroller Emergency GPS Heart rate device 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabhu Dorairaj
    • 1
  • Saranya Ramamoorthy
    • 1
  • Ashok Kumar Ramalingam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringBlekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden

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