Geolocation Applied to Emergency Care Systems for Priority Groups

  • A. José Sánchez
  • L. Lídice Haz
  • B. Datzania Villao
  • G. Washington Torres
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


The purpose of this research was to design and develop a mobile location computer system to monitor the location and emergency alerts for priority groups, in particular, people with disabilities, the elderly and children; through the use of electronic devices, the mobile network and several web technologies. For the analysis of the information and functional requirements of the system, bibliographical and field research was applied. It was applied surveys and interviews to the research group and experts in software design and development, with the aim of validating the functional and non-functional requirements defined for the project. Its implementation will contribute to improve the quality of life of people that belong to the priority group, providing them independence and relaxing because the application can generate alerts to their caregivers in cases of emergencies.


Geo-location Emergency alerts Priority groups Electronic devices 



To the Cantonal Council for the Protection of Rights of La Libertad, Province of Santa Elena, for providing the information, make possible the participation of the priority group to and carry out functional tests of the technology platform for emergency care. Pedro Quimí Reyes for his collaboration in the software design and development process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. José Sánchez
    • 1
  • L. Lídice Haz
    • 2
  • B. Datzania Villao
    • 3
  • G. Washington Torres
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Sistemas y TelecomunicacionesUniversidad Estatal Península de Santa ElenaLa LibertadEcuador
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas y FísicaUniversidad de GuayaquilGuayaquilEcuador
  3. 3.Facultad de Ciencias AdministrativasUniversidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena, Avda. principal La Libertad - Santa ElenaLa LibertadEcuador

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