About the project
First Net Responders and AT&T Indiana proposed different challenges, to come up with innovative mobile applications addressing public safety, health, and community engagement in dealing with emergencies.
People with disability
In 24 hours, creating innovative new applications and devices for the first responder community like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Safety Officials, etc.
Amongst the various challenges, the team of 6 decided to ideate, design and develop a mobile application to increase awareness in local community engagement as First Responders in an emergency of the handicapped population.
The target audience of the mobile application are the disabled, and handicapped, and this ranges from people with vision, hearing, mobility defects to those with acquired physical or mental problems, caused due to trauma, or accidents.
HandyHelp connects with wearable IOT devices and Smart Home devices to send emergency notifications using Geofencing to nearby community first respondents to provide immediate aid before law enforcement officers arrive. This application received overwhelming response from the judges of the Hackathon and all contestants and law enforcements officers present. The application was programmed in the Python language, embedded in IBM Cloud-Watson Assistant and utilizes Watson chatbot to provide an end-to-end solution connecting the victim, the local community responder and the law enforcement officers.
Team HandyHelp won the 2nd prize in “Best App for Community Engagement” and the 3rd prize for the “Best App from a Student team” bagging a consolidated prize amount of $3500.