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.
The Social Media App, developed by CERTH, aims to provide the INGENIOUS system with crowdsourced information by collecting in a real-time manner social media data from Twitter (tweets), analysing their textual and visual content to enrich them with additional information, and allowing the end users to view the collected and analysed tweets in a friendly user interface.
EXUS AI Labs within the INGENIOUS project is working on implementing an alert system that will inform about the health status of first responders (FR). This system monitors the vitals of the FR and when a potential risk is identified (from their physiological data), alerts are raised to inform operators to take preventive action. Several approaches have been considered and at this stage machine learning algorithms are being utilised for the task.