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Fi-Guardian: Tragedy-Avoiding App Wins $ 250M Prize

After the tragedy that happened due to heavy rains in the Rio de Janeiro Serrana region in 2011, a group of developers came up with the idea of ​​creating software to predict natural disasters and issue alerts to the population. The app is called Fi-Guardian and was the winner of the Fi-Ware Challenge in the Smart Cities category held at Campus Party 2014. The Nova Friburgo group took home the prize of 75 thousand euros, about R $ 250 thousand reais.

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Nova Friburgo Project, RJ takes prize of 250 thousand reais / Fi-Guardian
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<p>Fi-Guardian is software that integrates information from different sources used by the government to predict and manage natural disasters such as Climatempo, Inpi and Inea in Rio State. It can also be integrated with additional sensors that cities can install, to provide additional information to the system. </p><div class=

After gathering the information from the responsible bodies, the second step is to provide population alerts through mobile apps. The user can also, if he needs help, trigger the Civil Defense by his own application.

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System aggregates data from different sources to alert population / Fi-Guardian
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<p>The team of five developers from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, and believes that the system can save lives. In the disasters of 2011, there are reports of firefighters entering the houses and finding children embraced by teddy bears. These people could have been saved if they had been warned.</p>
<p>The app is in the prototype phase and use the award features to speed up the development of the final product. Fi-Guardian will soon be available for Android and iOS. And you, did you like the initiative?</p><div class='code-block code-block-4' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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