Abstract: Recent ubiquitous earthquakes have been leading to mass destruction of electrical power and Cellular infrastructures, and deprive the innocent lives across the world. Due to the wide-area earthquake disaster, unavailable power and communication infrastructure, limited man-power and resources. With the increasing proliferation of powerful wireless devices, like smartphones, they can be assumed to be abundantly available among the disaster victims and can act as valuable resource to coordinate disaster rescue operation. In this paper, we propose a smartphone based self-rescue system, also referred to as Rescue Me, to assist the operations of disaster rescue and relief. The basic idea of RescueMe is that a set of smartphones carried by survivors trapped under the collapsed infrastructure forms into a one-hop network and send out distress signal to nearby rescue crews.
Keywords: Disaster management, Smartphone, natural disaster
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2020.9316