We are delighted to invite you to the INGENIOUS 1st Full Scale Exercise (1st FSX) to be held in Villejust, France, on Tuesday 24 May and Wednesday 25 May 2022. In conjunction with the 1st FSX, the INGENIOUS 1st International Workshop on the “Tools for the First Responder of the Future” will be held in a hybrid mode, focusing on the different needs and challenges faced by First Responders today.
INGENIOUS Journal Paper published: “A Smart Integrated Vest for the Canine Companion of the K9 Units”
The INGENIOUS Journal Paper titled “A Smart Integrated Vest for the Canine Companion of the K9 Units” was published in the MDPI’s Informatics international, open access journal in the Section Human-Computer Interaction on December 21, 2021.
Wildfires, floodings, earthquakes and man-made incidents are striking Europe on a regular basis. These crises are often unforeseen and elicit a complex response mechanism, involving different categories of first responders such as firemen, police, medical operation teams and volunteers. The participation of such heterogeneous groups with specific operational procedures and chain of command, poses real challenges in terms of coordinating actions and getting a clear overview of the emergency response.
Developing emergency response technologies for detecting and managing waterborne pathogen contamination events
During emergency response operations, first responders are at risk of being exposed to dangerous pathogens (such as norovirus, e. coli and v. cholerae) through skin contact, ingestion or inhalation. These pathogens pose a significant risk of illness, disease or even death. Currently, there are very few available field-validated technologies to assist first responders when having to operate within an environment with such dangerous pathogens.