Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

An important measure of the quality of emergency medical care is the ambulance dispatch time. The goal of our project is to understand and identify the critical time delays in the EMS dispatch process and to propose a feasible solution that monitors and optimizes these delays. Mathematical models are constructed to predict and evaluate the response time of ambulances and computer simulations are performed. Two emergency texting apps are developed, featuring texting 911, GPS, scripted questions, and user medical history.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Share

COinS