mWaterSafety - Mobile Solution for Safer Water Activities
The mWaterSafety project aims to create a new technological solution based on smartphones and external sensors coupled to vessels, as well as an independent alarm management framework, that allows fishermen communities and water sports sportsmen (e.g. sailing and windsurf) to easily obtain information about their positioning, their routes and increase the level of security on the practice of nautical activities. For the water sports sportsmen, it will also allow them to obtain water sports performance information.
The value proposition associated with the project focuses on the creation of an information system that receives information from several sensors (smartphones and other external sensors) carried by the sailors and boaters during their nautical activities. Using the data collected through these sensors,
different processing and information handling models will be built in order to be able to follow up and monitor routes and positioning, monitor sports performance and detect alarm situations that could require the intervention of rescue teams. On sports performance, is intended to monitor the routes and traveled distances, average speed, the height of a jump, etc., and the sharing of this information with coaches, friends, clubs, communities, etc. At the security level, an alarm management framework will be developed, which will allow the detection of abnormal events that might generate an alert, such as, a boat that is upside down, a boater who is moving away from his boat, etc., and that this framework can be used by nautical sports organization entities (sailing clubs, yatch clubs) or by fishing communities wishing to ensure the highest levels security for their members.
• Android Smartphones : communication, location and data processing
• Community setup and configuration
• Fleet management and their features
• Crew / vessel deviation
• Optimist (1 sailor) and 420 (prow and rudder)
• Portuguese coast coverage tests
• User's location information