Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

After being shot while wearing bullet-resistant vests, wearers are commonly left with life-threatening injuries. Therefore, users are sometimes unable to call for help, delaying the response time. To assist in ensuring a timely response, a system capable of detecting a ballistic impact, determining its location, and calculating the likely injury sustained by the wearer was created. The system utilizes a network of sensors and accompanying circuitry. The circuit transmits the collected information of the impact to an application installed on the user's smartphone via Bluetooth. The impact data is then sent along with the GPS location of the smartphone to a monitoring entity, providing an instant medical alert, as well as warning other officers of a potentially dangerous situation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

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Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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