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Winter Lifeguard / drone service concept

Winter Lifeguard
Winter Lifeguard

Winter Lifeguard can detect hypothermia (loss of body temperature) in homeless people and send help to them. Every year, lots of homeless people die from hypothermia and Winter Lifeguard provides a solution to this. With an infrared camera, Winter Lifeguard can detect body temperature, and if it’s lower than 34°C, Winter Lifeguard immediately stops by the target and gives them a hand warmer as first-aid treatment; meanwhile, a GPS location of the hand warmer is sent to the hospital so that an ambulance can be sent in no time. In this way, Winter Lifeguard can save many lives around the world every winter.

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National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University
Tainan , Taiwan

Yen-Lin Huang,
National Cheng Kung University

Yen-Hung Huang,
National Taiwan University

Yi-Ling Tu,
National Cheng Kung University