SADEEM WIRELESS SENSING SYSTEMS
Sadeem provides flood information through sensors to concerned entities, like city planners, municipality representatives and emergency responders to enable efficient allocation of available resources. Ahmad Dehwah, Mustafa Mousa, Esteban Canepa and Christian Claudel founded the startup to cut economic losses caused by floods and build a safer environment. The idea of monitoring the progression of flash floods came after the catastrophic Jeddah floods in 2009, which caused more than a hundred casualties. Casualties in such instances are often due to the lack of a real-time monitoring system broadcasting accurate flood data, maps and forecasts to the public and emergency responders.
After five years of research, development and testing at both the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the University of Texas Austin, Sadeem was developed. Sadeem enables officials to warn the public via messages or smartphone applications, or even control the traffic through traffic sensors. The data generated by the sensors is available in real time to the city operators and to the public, in the form of flood propagation maps and short term forecasts. These maps can be visualized on mobile devices and onboard vehicles. Sadeem also provides data and advice to support important decisions such as evacuation.
In addition to winning a $30K prize as the best technology-based startup of KAUST, Sadeem is currently negotiating with investors for their series A round of investment. Being an international business in nature, Sadeem intends to export its technology worldwide.
Country: Saudi Arabia Launched: 2016 Category: Smart sensors