RESCUER

Better protection and connections for emergency responders
RESCUER

Better protection and connections for emergency responders

Objective

RESCUER aims to design and develop a First-Responder-centered technology toolkit that will empower the next-generation of First Responders (FR) by enhancing their operational capacity and safety, specifically in adverse conditions, both environmental and infrastructure-wise. Adopting the “HERO” (enHanced nEw eRa first respOnder) concept, RESCUER will deliver a toolkit offering:

  • Sense augmentation through enhanced sensorial input, (2) precise and infrastructure-less self-positioning,
  • Precise and infrastructure-less self-positioning,
  • Cognitive support and multi-sense AR interfaces, improving their focus and capability to utilise information and
  • Robust ad-hoc intra-team communications for both verbal and data exchanges, all delivered over enhanced power and communication autonomy features.

Through the concept of a building black box, RESCUER will also introduce the capability of extracting environment information “in situ and infrastructure-wise”, during a disaster. The project will achieve these goals using lightweight, non-obtrusive, and natural interaction with devices and sensors that offer additional information layers augmenting human sensing and operational capabilities, rendering FRs better aware of their surrounding conditions and able to make fast and efficient decisions to remain safe in the line of duty. RESCUER will employ field tests and three distinct pilots, supervising progression to new technologies and ensuring their adoption by FRs through iterative feedback acquisition and a dedicated provision for reducing cognitive overload.

Impact

RESCUER will introduce the next generation of FRs, who will be better protected, connected and situationally aware, with enhanced operational capacity and able to efficiently operate in infrastructure-less environments without power and communications network.

INOV participation

INOV leads the tasks of secure communications protocols in Internet of Things (IoT) and mesh communications using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It also leads the integration work, being also responsible for the development of three tools: black box for buildings, ad-hoc network, and mobile device perception.

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