Fofana, Mustapha S.
The Buoyant Unmanned Distress Detection and Evacuation (BUDD-E) System provides lifeguards with a solution for identifying and rescuing distressed swimmers. The BUDD-E System monitors swimmers’ locations and pulses with wristbands worn by each individual. The wristband is equipped with an emergency trigger to indicate that a swimmer requires help, and the system also prepares information for lifeguards as a live map of swimmers’ locations, color coded to indicate their safety status. In emergency situations, an unmanned robotic platform is dispatched to victims for support. As a comprehensive emergency response system, the BUDD-E System aims to prevent unnecessary loss of human life and minimize trauma from drowning incidents by complimenting the efforts of trained rescue personnel.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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