Supercomputing and Computation


HaitiServe Mobile Relief Application

Problem Statement:

  • Relief organizations in Haiti (and other countries) struggle to identify and map available resources to emerging needs
  • Ineffective and wasteful application of resources following disasters

Technical Approach:

  • Model needs and resources as observations from “human sensors”
  • Utilize Sensorpedia web services to capture and share information about needs/resources
  • Intuitive mobile application for adding and searching needs and resources

Advantage over state-of-the-art:

  • Takes advantage of ubiquitous cell phone technology, even in developing countries
  • Provides rapid sharing of information about available resources to meet critical needs during emergency situations

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