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System for monitoring and Sending Personalized Messages


Centro Jovellanos

Description of the technological challenge

1.       Context, definition of the problem

The mission of Centro Jovellanos is to implement, develop and design comprehensive rescue and maritime safety training systems that are high quality, highly specialised, certified, innovative, and sustainable to ensure the most remarkable levels of professional training.

During training sessions, communications among instructors and participants are essential to coordinate and give guidelines to ensure the proper development and safety of each training.

Training sessions at Centro Jovellanos have a wide range of profiles, conditions, and locations where participants are in the same session.

Nowadays communications during training sessions are solved through different procedures and protocols, most of them face to face.  Depending on the type of practice, instructors should move from one location to another or try to catch the attention of participants in environments with difficulties for the visibility and hearing or interrupt, in a certain way, the grade of immersion of the participant in the environment of the training session giving a message.

2.       Challenge definition. Description of need

The objective of this challenge is focused on designing and implementing a system for monitoring and sending alarms and / or messages of support to mobile devices (smartphone and / or wearables) that students carry during their training practices.

These personalized messages / signals / instructions will be received on the device carried by the student depending on the locations of the devices, assigned roles or specific situations, specifically:

  • When the teacher (administrator) considers appropriate to launch them manually during the training session. These messages may be in video, text, photo and or vibration format.
  • When the identified device enters a specific area of the campus.
  • When defining other types of triggers are defined.

The devices will be assigned to each student based on their role for the practice. The situations where the devices must be serviced will be indoors (training room), inside a swimming pool, where the messages should be, especially, easily interpretable and in outdoor practice areas.

The instructor in addition to sending messages as deemed appropriate, may follow the reception of messages to know the status of the training at any time.

3.       Requirements

  • Multi-device: The system for monitoring and sending instructions must be multi-device with controlled access permissions. The essential system will be for Android system, valuing other platforms.
  • User Friendly system: The allocation and identification devices to a student and to a role, as well as the type of message or instructions sending to them, must be dynamic and friendly.
  • The messages/signals/instructions must be easily interpretable by the student in any situation.
  • The final purpose is that every participant has his/her devices depending on the practice. So, the developed solution must admit several devices with which to interact in the future. The pilot project must work with 50 users at the same time.
  • Open: the application must be an open platform to allow it to be expanded with new functionalities in the future.
  • Functionality: the final solution will establish a communication protocol where to integrate those devices and/or wearables chosen by the startup according to their functionality or operational capacity.
  • The proponent may use any technology or communication protocol he deems appropriate. However, the proponent must consider that the zones may vary, change classrooms, change outdoor zones, so the solution must be movable (not fixed infrastructure).
  • Screening: the system will display all the devices and their status.
  • Durability: the proposed devices must have sufficient autonomy for a training day.

4.       Expected Outcomes

The proponent will develop a comprehensive system that allows personalized information to be sent to different devices carried by the student depending on the practice or the moment. Also, the implementation of the prototype will be launched.

5.       Budget

The solution will have a 15,000€ budget for the development of the system.

Jovellanos Centre will make available the hardware for the implementation of the prototype with their own resources or assuming the purchase of new assets up to 3000 euros. The proponent will provide full details (brand, model, supplier and cost) of hardware that should be procured for the development of the prototype for the project.


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Applications to this challenge are not allowed because the call is already closed.