Natural disasters may not always be on the minds of Singaporeans. But, Pan Ziyue from Diploma in Computer Engineering (DCPE), Julian Kang from Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (DEEE) and Goh Qian Zhe from Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) were undeterred from acing the Airbus – Singapore Space and Technology Association Humanitarian and Disaster Relief competition.
The trio applied their engineering skills and developed an innovative mobile application which would aid in disaster relief work. The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) app allows disaster survivors and relief workers to send SOS messages or communicate through satellite, wifi or Bluetooth. It also tracks changes in areas that have had landslides or flooding for disaster relief work. They scored a trip to visit Airbus in the UK and France.
Julian Kang shares, “We took on the challenge as we wanted to use our engineering skills for the greater good. We realised that quick communication and dispatch of aid in a disaster area are critical to boosting the survival rates and hope to help using our skills.”
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