IMace: Protecting females from sexual and violent offenders in a community via smartphones

Jou Chih Chang*, Pi Shih Wang, Kang Hsuan Fan, Shih Rong Yang, De Yuan Su, Min Shiung Lin, Min Te Sun, Yu-Chee Tseng

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Abstract

Personal safety in a community is an important issue. In particular, females and children are more vulnerable to violent and/or sexual attacks. In this project, we utilize smartphones and wireless networking techniques to provide a rescue-seeking mechanism for people under attack. When a user encounters an assault, by simply shaking the smartphone, iMace will not only produce high-pitch alarms to fend off the attacker but also quickly notify friends and law enforcement the location and even the snapshot of the attack. Such a fast response to attacks can eventually lead to a safer and better community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2011
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2011 - Taipei City, Taiwan
Duration: 13 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops
ISSN (Print)1530-2016

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2011
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei City
Period13/09/1116/09/11

Keywords

  • Personal safety
  • Smartphones
  • Wireless networks

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