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.
The INGENIOUS project team conducts a survey to identify the level of satisfaction that early adopters and stakeholders have from the INGENIOUS offered solution, the INGENIOUS Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT).
During an emergency, the lack of information (provided by IT systems) and therefore situational awareness is one factor that leads to human error and disorganised emergency response. However, unfamiliar locations and uncontrolled conditions are not the most suitable circumstances for deploying extensive IT solutions, especially with high mobility requirements as those of First Responders (FRs).
INGENIOUS @II International Scientific Conference on Evaluation Mechanisms – “Mechanisms for assessing Innovation in Crisis Management”
We are pleased to announce that the INGENIOUS project will be presented during the II International Scientific Conference on Evaluation Mechanisms – “Mechanisms for assessing Innovation in Crisis Management” which will be held virtually on the 25th of June 2021.
Joint press release on the occasion of the workshop “How can Augmented Reality enhance First Responders’ capabilities”
A joint press release with our cluster projects RESPOND-A and FASTER has been issued, following the online workshop on Augmented Reality for First Responders held on 20 April 2021.
UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have shown to be a valuable instrument to inspect indoor spaces, such as damaged buildings. The images collected by these platforms are useful to understand the environment, detect relevant details such as the presence of possible hazards and localize trapped people before First Responders (FR) enter inside. So far, this useful information needs to be extracted by human operators from long image and video sequences, requesting an additional effort for the rescue team on the field. In this regard, an automated procedure to automatically extract the useful information would make the use of UAV more effective, giving tangible support to FR’s prompt action.
Södertörns Brandförsvarsförbund is an End User First Responder partner in the INGENIOUS project. SBFF is one of the largest fire and rescue organisations in Sweden with 10 municipalities within their district. They have 10 career stations (personnel 24/7), 3 “part time” stations with personal on watch at home and a few totally volunteer stations mainly on the islands in the archipelago and remote areas. Totally around 450 of staff. As a fire brigade in Sweden, they attend all sorts of incidents, not only fires but also car or train incidents, suicide, search and rescue on landslide or building collapses or incidents with hazardous substances.
The Augmented Reality solutions of INGENIOUS will be presented at the online workshop titled “How can Augmented Reality enhance First Responders’ capabilities”, which will take place on April 20th 2021 between 09:50 and 12:00 am CET. The workshop is the first in a series of open workshops organised by our DRS Cluster project RESPOND-A, addressing new technologies for first responders.