Fixing Mobile Emergency Call Geo-Location Once and For All

Ghassan Al-Nuaimi, Matthew Lloyd, Hlekiwe Kachali, Saeed Ur Rehman, Paul Gardner-Stephen

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Accurate geolocation fix for an emergency call can make the difference between life and death, by reducing the time required to bring assistance to the caller. The problem is that only selected phones and selected networks support the efficient and effective conveying of location information during an emergency call. In this paper we describe a simple and achievable intervention to enable smartphones to convey accurate and time-stamped location information to emergency call operators. This consists of providing a button on the emergency call screen that causes the phone to provide its location to the call operator. This works by using text-to-speech to read out a GPS-obtained location for the phone over the open telephone call. In this way, the location can be provided to the emergency call operator, even if the call centre is not equipped with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) or an equivalent technology. A DTMF-based mechanism is also proposed to allow an emergency call centre operator to request a caller's location, supplemented by a dead-man's pedal mechanism, so that location can be obtained even when a caller becomes unresponsive. Further, the intervention requires only modest changes to smart-phone operating software, and is thus highly feasible to implement.
Titel på värdpublikation2021 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-6654-3372-3
StatusPublicerad - 10.2021
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangIEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2021: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity - Online
Varaktighet: 19.10.202123.10.2021


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