Congratulations to the OMANA Emergency Alert team of Illinois Tech students that earned second place in the fall TADHack challenge for their project that provides “Multiple solutions for alerting contacts in an emergency situation.” Students on the team included Aleksandra Kukeilko, Abhijeet Ambekar, Junfeng Wang, Milad Sabouri, and Nastaran Ghane.
The TadHack hackathon event was hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications Lab. At the event, sponsors offered every team use of their API technology to develop useful software. Students took this opportunity to solve a problem that matters to people in daily emergency situations and communications. The OMANA Emergency Alert team hack was a multi-solution Android emergency app to help people in their emergency situation. The app connects the user to a predefined contact and will instantly send a customized message to the contacts. Also, the app was developed to send a front-camera picture of the user to the contact list and play an alert sound to help the user in emergency situations. Users can enable/disable features according to their liking.