The Confident Alert System Can Jumpstart a Search and Rescue Mission

 - May 16, 2017
References: techcrunch
A team of researchers at the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon in New York unveiled the Confident alert system, a smart phone based application with a goal to find, and identify missing people with more efficiency.

Heavily influenced from the tragedy of two Taiwanese explorers who got lost trying to navigate a remote area in Nepal, Ahmed Makhdoom, Luqman Haqim and Jeneesh KV were compelled to develop a better system to track, and rescue a missing person.

With the web app Confident, adventurers and travelers have the option to provide emergency contact numbers, and select a time which they expect to return should they be undertaking an activity with an added element of risk, like hiking a mountain. If they don't mark themselves as safe before their expected return time, their emergency contacts will be notified through the app.

The Confident alert system has the potential to make a significant impact with its ability to jump start a search and rescue mission as early as possible.