Earthquakes killed 767,046 people between 2000 and 2010, and almost a third of the world's population live in seismically-active regions.
An earthquake early-warning (EEW) system sends real-time alerts to people before the shaking arrives. However only several governments have attempted to build EEWs due to the incredibly high-cost of traditional seismometers, dedicated telecommunications, and bespoke software.
Grillo instead has proven that an IoT-based approach to EEW systems is not only within the reach of many global citizens, but performs as well if not better than government-run systems. By standardizing a mix of off-the-shelf components, software and know-how, it will be possible to facilitate the creation of new community EEWs around the world.