Have a look at our project
Our sponsor was Contagt, a young and innovative software development company based in Mannheim. They want to do for indoor guidance what google did for outdoor guidance: Build a simple navigation system to find your way to the room. The challenge Contagt gave us was to tinker with an extension/ a module to the already existing system that would help in an emergency inside a building.
To solve this challenge, we came up with three prototypes:
- An emergency module for building visitors
- An emergency helper module for first responders
- A pocket beacon for visitors who can’t use the Contagt app
The first prototype is used to guide a person out of the building as quickly as possible, to find nearby emergency kits, fire extinguishers and AEDs and to further assist the person by providing direct access to emergency personnel, as well as a sheet for giving first-aid. The second prototype is the counterpart to the emergency module. With the emergency helper module, first responders are able to locate people inside the building, are able to get a quick overview of the possible health status and answer video call requests inside the building. The last prototype is a physical device, given to the visitor at the entrance of the building. It is also used to guide a person out of the building.