First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficient Emergency Response (FASTER) is a H2020 project aiming to help and protect first responders during their operations and enhance their capabilities in terms of situational awareness and communication.
The Deployable Positioning System and MACS-SaR developed by DLR to increase the situational awareness and operational capacity of first responders
The deployable Integrated Positioning System (IPS) for self-localization and environmental mapping will track and trace first responders and offer seamless navigation indoors and outdoors in an absolute reference system, while also creating a map of the surrounding environment and detecting and tracking persons and assets in real time.
EXUS AI Labs, the R&D department of the INGENIOUS partner, EXUS, focuses on designing and developing robust and trustworthy AI solutions that allow us to leverage the untapped potential of big data analytics across multiple verticals. We impact the technological future by developing techniques to capture, process, analyse and visualise large datasets in timeframes not accessible to standard IT technologies.
The design and prototyping of several smart flying and ground devices have been performed in the first year of Ingenious. One of the INGENIOUS main aims is to provide first responders with new instruments to enable improved scene perception, indoor/outdoor mapping, accurate self-localization in indoor environments, as well as data communication with other devices. For this purpose INGENIOUS partners from SINTEF, FOI and DLR are developing three drones (MIN, MAX and MACS) and a self-localization tool (IPS). All these devices are connected with the field communication system.
The “smart” first responders concept is one of the key pillars of the INGENIOUS technical offering as part of its cost-effective, modular, and highly reliable Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT) for collaborative response, at the service of the first responders, enhancing their protection and augmenting their operational capacities.
Improving the safety and efficiency of First Responders: The benefits of the INGENIOUS high-end technologies from SBFF’s point of view
SBFF is one of the three largest fire and rescue brigades in Sweden. We cover 10 municipalities with 650.000 inhabitants in the southern parts of Stockholm County. With roughly 500 staff members, we have a large capacity, ranging from volunteer stations to specialized National Search and Rescue Units.