An intelligent IoT emergency vehicle warning system using RFID and Wi-Fi technologies for emergency medical services

Yeong Lin Lai, Yung Hua Chou, Li Chih Chang

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Collisions between emergency vehicles for emergency medical services (EMS) and public road users have been a serious problem, impacting on the safety of road users, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and the patients on board.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to develop a novel intelligent emergency vehicle warning system for EMS applications.

METHODS: The intelligent emergency vehicle warning system is developed by Internet of Things (IoT), radio-frequency identification (RFID), and Wi-Fi technologies.

RESULTS: The system consists of three major parts: a system trigger tag, an RFID system in an emergency vehicle, and an RFID system at an intersection. The RFID system either in an emergency vehicle or at an intersection contains a controller, an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID reader module, a Wi-Fi module, and a 2.4-GHz antenna. In addition, a UHF ID antenna is especially designed for the RFID system in an emergency vehicle. The IoT system provides real-time visual warning at an intersection and siren warning from an emergency vehicle in order to effectively inform road users about an emergency vehicle approaching.

CONCLUSION: The developed intelligent IoT emergency vehicle warning system demonstrates the capabilities of real-time visual and siren warnings for EMS safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-55
Number of pages13
JournalTechnology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

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Emergency vehicles
Radio Frequency Identification Device
Wi-Fi
Alarm systems
Emergency Medical Services
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Internet
Emergencies
Technology
Sirens
Emergency Medical Technicians
Antennas
Safety
Internet of things
Computer Systems
Real time systems

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Information Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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