Gurgaon: Now, an app to help mishap victims

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2015 13:14 IST
Navdeep Singh Virk with the app developers. (Parveen Kumar/HT photo)

A mobile-based application developed for the safety of accident victims was launched at the Fortis hospital, Sector 47, on Sunday.

The application, ‘Safelyhome’, was developed by a student of IIT-Delhi to help people who meet with an accident or witness an accident to immediately inform nearby emergency services.

The Safelyhome app is available on Google playstore and has a unique feature wherein the user does not have to operate the app to send alerts. If the phone receives any high-intensity shock, the app immediately sends a distress signal and informs people on the person’s mobile contacts and the nearby emergency services. The application also has an additional bystander feature for witnesses to inform the police or ambulance in case of a road accident.

Ishan Jindal, the IIT Delhi student who developed the app, claimed that once installed, the application works even without internet or GPS and detects accidents.

Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Virk said, “This is a very good initiative. It is important for the police to involve technology in its day-to-day work. I have always appreciated any steps taken by the people to assist the police. We will also display the link to this application on our website.”

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