Reducing Ambulances Arrival Time to Patients
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Original research

Minimizing access time for patients in the case of accidents
and/or cure needs is a very important issue related to saving
lives. It is very important for ambulances to reach places
of accidents and/or medical requests in a minimized time.
Several solutions were proposed to handle this issue. With the
prevalence of GPS system, it is possible to develop mobile
applications to direct ambulance drivers to reach patients’
places in a minimized period of time. However, it is possible
to minimize this time more and more when people with
emergency cases are able to drive to a point where they can
reach ambulances moving ahead towards them. In this work,
we developed a mobile-based application that enables patients
to request ambulances after searching for the nearest ones
depending on the patients GPS locations. Upon a request,
the application, and depending on the GPS location of the
patient and the nearest ambulance, draws the shortest route
for both (on their handheld devices) after the ambulance crew
receives the request. The application keeps updating the route
while both are moving with their vehicles until they both reach
a contact point. The application enables contacting involved
hospitals and/or health care centers for curing purposes. A
website is also developed for managerial purposes by all
application stakeholders. Experimental tests were conducted
and promising results were achieved in terms of minimizing
patients’ access times.

The Second International Conference on New Trends in Computing Science 2019
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