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Bangalore: 7-year-old girl creates app to help ambulances reach hospitals faster

March 10, 2020

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 emergency situations. In emergency conditions like a heart attack, a stroke or a major accident it is imperative that the patient gets 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 hospital in time and save lives. 

Brinda is one of the twelve winners of the Silicon Valley Program conducted by WhiteHat Jr.Herapp 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 the Silicon Valley in the US to pitch herapp to 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 own way to address them. We are witnessing many young kids like Brindacreating 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. 

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