7-Year-Old Bangalore Girl Creates An App To Help Ambulances Reach Hospitals Faster

7-Year-Old Bangalore Girl Creates An App To Help Ambulances Reach Hospitals Faster

Metro cities are dealing with increasing traffic woes which also have a grave impact on emergency services like ambulances leading to a delay in admitting critical patients in the hospital on time. To overcome this challenge, Brinda Jain, a 7-year-old girl from Bangalore has created the Ambulance Whizz App that aims to create a faster corridor for ambulances across the city by informing the traffic police about an upcoming emergency vehicle.

Brinda comes from a family of doctors and so was exposed to daily conversations of various emergencies. In emergency conditions like a heart attack, a stroke or a major accident, the patient must get to the hospital in the golden hour (first 60 min). But in many metros, it is common to see ambulances being unable to navigate major traffic jams and get to the hospital on time. The police are not always aware of the situation in every corner of the city to help the ambulance. Learning coding on the WhiteHat Jr platform for the past few months, Brinda wanted to utilize her learning to create an app that would solve this issue. The ambulance driver only needs to update the location of the ambulance on the app, and it will notify the Traffic Control which can then help to create a fast track corridor for the ambulance to pass through, thereby reducing delays and helping patients to
reach the hospital in time and save lives.

Brinda is one of the twelve winners of the Silicon Valley Program conducted by WhiteHat Jr. Her app was selected after vetting 7000+ entries from across India, where kids were invited to think of an original idea that solves a real-life problem and code an app independently. As a part of this programme, she will visit Silicon Valley in the US to pitch her app to the top venture capitalists (VCs) like Nexus Venture Partners and Owl Ventures.

During the weeklong trip, she will also meet some noted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to learn valuable lessons on entrepreneurship, get an opportunity to visit Googleplex and interact with their engineers, as well as visit the Waymo facility to experience driverless cars and talk to their product managers.

“Kids today are very aware of societal issues and want to contribute in their way to address them. We are witnessing many young kids like Brinda creating truly transformational and high impact apps within just 40 hours of coding on the WhiteHat Jr platform, that will make a lasting impact on the world.”, said Karan Bajaj, Founder and CEO, WhiteHat Jr.

All these kids are learning to code on WhiteHat Jr, an EdTech startup that teaches coding to kids between 6 to 14 years of age. Teaching cutting-edge curriculum on technologies like AI, robotics, machine learning and space tech, the startup aims to harness the natural creativity of kids and shift their mindset from consumers to creators at an early age. After seeing great success for its online platform, the company is working to bring its AI and robotics coding curriculum to schools across the country. They are also soon starting a 15 under 15 fellowship wherein WhiteHat Jr will help the top 15 kids on the platform incubate their startups and provide a $15000 fellowship to them.

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Sejuti Das
Sejuti currently works as Associate Editor at Analytics India Magazine (AIM). Reach out at sejuti.das@analyticsindiamag.com

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