The SMS Lifesaver App, developed and implemented by UMS in cooperation with the CPR council in Sweden, was awarded in the competition Madrid Appetece.
The SMS Lifesaver App, developed and implemented by UMS in cooperation with the CPR council in Sweden, was awarded in the competition Madrid APPetece. The prize was founded by the Madrid City Council to draw attention to innovative initiatives developing applications facilitating the lives of the citizens of Madrid. The SMS Lifesaver App was highlighted as a well-functioning system that utilizes volunteers’ knowledge and makes them accessible to people in need. In addition to innovators and investors, the jury also included people from Madrid. The price was presented by the Director of Innovation in Madrid City Council.
«It was an honor to receive such a prestigious award in Madrid, and we are happy to maybe be able to get the opportunity to assist Madrid’s residents with CPR through this system», says David Fredman i SMS Lifesaver Skandinavien AB.
The Madrid Appetece Awards have been presenting:
There were a total of 7 winners in the two categories: «Best existing urban applications» and «The best ideas for developing new urban application». The awards ceremony was held at the Endesa headquarters in Madrid. The Madrid City Council, through the Innovation and Smart City department, promotes the Madrid Appetece awards, which recognize the entrepreneurial work applied to initiatives to improve life in the city. This project has been made possible with the financial support of the Business Forum in Madrid.
The award winning companies in category 1 «»Best existing urban applications» are:
- Out Barriers: This start-up from Granada, Spain makes cities “visible” to blind people through a system of beacons that, placed on the premises, connect with the mobile of the visually impaired users to make establishments and points of interest noticeable to them. For more info: www.outbarriers.com
- Imageen: This is an application for the sector of tourism that aims to recreate the past through the use of new technologies – as it was and in the very place where the ruins can be found today. For more info: www.imageen.net
- SMSlivraddare: A system that alerts a sudden cardiac arrest to volunteer lifesavers connected to the platform. The alarm centre detects the location of the volunteers, and alerts them of a cardiac arrest close to their position. The system is currently implemented in some cities in Sweden and Denmark. For more info: www.smslivraddare.se
The award winning companies in category 2: «The best ideas for developing new urban application» are:
- Lets Play: Lets Play wants to offer the citizens of Madrid an online platform to manage their reservations and payments of sports activities in any sports centre, also collecting the number of users participating at the centres.
- Foundspot: It is a platform that puts in contact someone who has lost something with the person who has found it and wants to return it. For more info: www.foundspot.com
- Clothing Donation App: This is a platform that allows people who have shoes or clothes they no longer use, to exchange or give it away to people who really needs it. It does not require intermediaries or containers for used clothing. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org