Original Titel: SOS121
Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
Category: Special Category 2017
Project team: Zagorka Starcevic, Dijana Petkovic, Djordje Trbovic, Nikola Bogicevic, Darko Bogojevic, Srdjan Zupljanin, Milan Desancic, Nikolina Jovicic, Bojan Vukovic, Zoran Gajic, Branko Vasiljevic,
Users can apply to become volunteers, can get important information at a glance, including manuals and instructions, and can interact with authorities. Volunteers are filtered by expertise, skills and equipment, ready to be called up for deployment by a central notification system. Targeted communication in real time helps authorities and citizens to prepare for emergencies, avoiding panic, casualties and damage.
“This project has been picked by the jury because of its interesting open data approach to disaster prevention. Making a network of volunteers a vital part of an ongoing information network not only makes for great redundancy, but also helps to democratize data.
The project provides valuable communication infrastructure in case of emergency, and aims to educate and prepare the population in advance, enabling them to help themselves and others in a more efficient way.” – EYA Grand Jury Report
“The ‘Internet of Things’ is allowing many innovative applications in many fields. Liking all types of sensors through ubiquitous connectivity to the cloud – where analytics take place as well as the definition of specific sometimes predictive actions – will unlock a wealth of new useful experiences. The SOS121 project is a nice illustration of the potential the Internet of things can bring. The project blends nicely latest technological developments, sustainability and cooperation at many levels.”
Please note that all data refer to the time of winning the Award.