About the Project
Mobile4D is a student project at the University of Bremen. We are developing a disaster alerting system based on smartphone and web technology.
The project started on October 26th, 2012. Our goal is the development of a disaster alerting-system, which can be used to send and receive information about natural disasters.
In case of natural disasters such as floods, droughts, or animal diseases, a fast and secure flow of information is essential to be able to cope with the situation. The Mobile4D project develops a disaster information and alerting system based on smartphone technology. This allows for real-time notifications of affected people and easy and barrier-free disaster reporting at local level as a crowdsourcing effort. We directly cooperate with the Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) in Laos.
At first, the developed system was tested in Laos. But it will be possible to port it to any country, which demands such a system. In collaboration with MAF, we set up an application to process and share information about common disasters in Laos.
Mobile4D is carried out as a teaching project within the International Lab for Local Capacity Building (Capacity Lab). The Capacity Lab aims at reducing poverty in developing countries by researching into methods, algorithms and systems to support capacity building at a local level. Get more information on /www.capacitylab.org.