Smart Ambulance Approach Alarm System Using Smartphone

Toru KOBAYASHI  Fukuyoshi KIMURA  Tetsuo IMAI  Kenichi ARAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.9   pp.1689-1692
Publication Date: 2019/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018OFL0003
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Log Data Usage Technology and Office Information Systems)
Category: Notification System
Keyword: 
IoT,  ambulance,  information of position,  open data,  

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Summary: 
In order to operate an ambulance efficiently, we developed a Smart Ambulance Approach Alarm System using smartphone, by notifying the approach of an ambulance to other vehicles on public roads. The position information of ambulances has not been opened in view of development costs and privacy protection. Therefore, our study opens the position information inexpensively by loading commodity smartphones, not special devices, into ambulances. The position information is made to be open as minimum necessary information by our developed cloud server application, considering dynamic state of other vehicles on public roads and privacy of ambulance service users. We tested the functional efficiency of this system by the demonstration experiment on public roads.