ADRIANA: ADvanced RIsk Alerts in a Social Network Application

Angel Martinez-Cavero, Miguel-Ángel Llorente-Carmona, Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos

DESCRIPTION
We have recently witnessed a large number of natural disasters and other environmental catastrophes that unfortunately have shown how hard it is for government agencies to coordinate and manage all the tasks necessary to minimise the potential risks to people in such situations.The aim of this system is to provide an efficient and low-cost tool that enables police and fire departments, civil defence forces, and other public authorities to alert the population quickly to unexpected natural catastrophes.

This idea is based on a social network that users can access from anywhere at no cost, and several compatible plug-ins – including a map client through which public authorities can define risks and hazards in a graphical format. When an alarm is received from any available communication network, the government agency responsible for managing it marks the area on the digital map, thus displaying the number of users that must be evacuated from the hazard zone in short order.

INNOVATION
The system exploits GNSS location capabilities and the universal availability of information through communications networks to improve the traditional action protocol followed by government agencies in the event of natural and other environmental catastrophes.The main features of the ADRIANA system include the ability to:
  • Inform as many people as possible in short order
  • Define potential risk areas for different kinds of users
  • Establish direct contact with people in emergency situations
  • Identify user profiles

TARGET MARKET
The ADRIANA system is specifically designed to help municipalities and entire countries improve their citizens’ safety when outside the home. It also means to provide an efficient and low-cost way to modify the traditional action protocol used by public authorities to address unexpected natural or other environmental catastrophes. With this system, we are expanding the range of potential operations and introducing a new dimension in rapid response and medical assistance thanks to the ability to ascertain users’ locations.

CUSTOMER BENEFIT
The main advantage of this system is its universal accessibility. Any user who is outside home can use the service and will be benefit from its enormous advantages.

ADRIANA can save public administrations significant costs with its ability to alert people in dangerous areas, which can eliminate the need for search operations. If a rescue operation proves necessary, ADRIANA instantly locates the users in danger, reducing the risk of an unsuccessful rescue.

Contact:
TSB Tecnologías para la Salud y el Bienestar S.A
Ángel Martínez-Cavero
Ronda Auguste y Louis Lumiere 23, Nave 13
Parque Tecnológico de Valencia
46980 Valencia
Spain
phone: +34 96 182 71 77
e-mail: amartinez@tsbtecnologias.es
www.tsbtecnologias.es

Tecnologías para la Salud y el Bienestar
Ángel Martínez-Cavero
Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaInstituto ITACA
Edificio 8G Camino de Vera s/n
46022 Valencia
Spain
phone: +34 96 387 76 06
e-mail: anmarca6@itaca.upv.es
www.tsb.upv.es