It is with great pleasure that INGENIOUS participated in the CERIS Disaster Resilient Societies (DRS) Cluster Conference, which was organised on 23-25 March 2022 in Brussels (BAO Congress Centre) in a hybrid format mixing virtual attendance with limited physical participation. On the 25th INGENIOUS co-chaired the “Technologies for First Responders” Session of the Conference along with the sister projects FASTER, CURSOR and INTREPID.
Natural Language Processing (TALN) Group at the UPF has been working within the INGENIOUS project on the Multilingual Operations App (MOA) which aims to facilitate the communication between international First Responder teams (FRs) and the Command Center through the COP/C3 platform. Specifically, the MOA does speech-to-speech translation, enabling the FRs to send voice messages in their own language that will be transcribed, translated to English and received in the COP/C3 as text and/or voice messages.
Small Scale Tests of the INGENIOUS Fusion Engine, Expert Reasoning Engine, Worksite Operations App and Social Media App (SST#7 & SST#8)
On September 29th, 2021 a field testing activity for the INGENIOUS project took place at HRTA’s training facilities in Afidnes (ATC), Attica region of Greece. The INGENIOUS project is about ensuring a high level of protection and augmented operational capacity for First Responders (FR) working inside the disaster area.
When responding to mass casualty incidents all First Responders are faced with a number of competing challenges and responsibilities to take control of the situation and deal effectively and efficiently with the wounded and deceased.
When an accident occurs, it is very important to gather information about the situation. The INGENIOUS Helmet is being developed by our partners from KIRO to facilitate the collection of field information to assist First Responders (FRs) in emergency situations.
LIT#6 Victim triaging took place virtually on September 28, 2020, and was organised by ICCS in the framework of the first round of Laboratory Integration Tests (LITs) of the INGENIOUS project. The LIT#6 was conducted virtually, like all the rest of the same round lab tests, due to travel restrictions were in place during September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laboratory Integration and Testing of the Field Communication, MAX, Swarm of MIN, Deployable IPS & Large scale mapping components & services of INGENIOUS (LIT#5 & LIT#14)
The Laboratory Integration Tests (LIT) are activities that shall help interaction among technical and non-technical partners to support the development of the various components.
Laboratory Integration and Testing of the Intelligent Uniform device and Smart Boots for the Smart First Responder concept (LIT#3 & LIT#12)
One of the main items that support the INGENIOUS Smart First Responder concept is the Intelligent Uniform device that is currently under development by TEKNIKER partner.
Laboratory Integration and Testing #2 and #11 (LIT#2 and LIT#11) have been conducted remotely in November 2020 and May 2021, respectively, at Alpes Lasers (Switzerland) and Technische Universität Wien, TUW (Austria) premises with the purpose to show the progress made regarding the development of a fully fiber coupled gas sensor based on the concept of interferometric cavity-assisted photothermal spectroscopy (ICAPS). The mid-IR quantum cascade laser (QCL) developed by Alpes Lasers is an important component of the gas sensor to be developed by TUW.