Provided is an emergency locator system adapted for GPS-enabled wireless devices. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is and Location Based Services (LBS) are used to determine the exact location of a user and communicate information relating to the emergency status of that location. The user initiates the locator application via a wireless device and their physical location information is automatically transferred to a server. The server then compares the user's location with Geographic Information System (GIS) maps to identify the emergency status associated with their location. Once the server has calculated the current emergency status, the information is automatically returned to the user, along with emergency instructions.
Barbeau, Sean J.; Winters, Philip L.; Perez, Rafael; Labrador, Miguel; Georggi, Nevine; and Dos Santos, Sasha, "On-demand emergency notification system using GPS-equipped devices" (2012). USF Patents. 308.
University of South Florida