Uepaa! turns the smartphones of millions of outdoor users into an alpine tracking, alerting and rescue device for the Swiss Alps. It achieves this task by using a disruptive wireless phone to phone to phone (mesh-) communication technology going far beyond the boundaries of today’s net operators.
More info from Uepaa! official press release
The Startup Uepaa has developed a security service for people who spend their leisure time and sports activities in the mountains. The alarm app locates casualties in areas without mobile coverage via other smart phones in the vicinity. Made possible by the so-called peer-to-peer technology, which combines the smartphone and savior of all UepaaNutzer to an ad hoc network that automatically searches for the way to the next Mobile phone network. In an emergency, so the network independently Mountain Rescue alerted the overflight search is possible. The recovery service of Uepaa but is already effective at an earlier point: even missing persons or persons consuming to search via the Trackingysystem the Emergency App, the timely alarm and direct aid enables comrades, are reduced significantly in the future.