Grenfell inspires schoolboy's fire safety app

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Grenfell inspires schoolboy's fire safety app

Post  fatbob5 on Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:11 am

Writing line after line of computer code is not how many 14-year-olds would decide to spend their school holidays.
But Baran Korkmaz was determined to try to put his tech skills to good use, after being horrified by the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower last June.
The North London schoolboy has spent the past seven months designing a fire safety app for smartphones, which he calls IMAREC. .....


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Post  Flap Zappa on Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:24 am

good idea, not sure how it knows where you are in a building as GPS rarely works inside a big concrete block.
It would require some sort of system inside the building to enable your phone to locate where you are and every building would need to be mapped.
It's a system that is good in principle though. Better to just find out yourself where fire exits and routes are in a building for yourself for now.

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Post  fatbob5 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:42 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:good idea, not sure how it knows where you are in a  building as GPS rarely works inside a big concrete block.
It would require some sort of system inside the building to enable your phone to locate where you are and every building would need to be mapped.
It's a system that is good in principle though. Better to just find out yourself where fire exits and routes are in a  building for yourself for now.
Theres work to be done to make it able to save lives in the real world but its a great start
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