The goal of the Vital Responder research line is to explore the synergies between innovative wearable technologies, scattered sensor networks, intelligent building technology and precise localization services to provide secure, reliable and effective first-response systems in critical emergency scenarios. Turning this vision into engineering reality requires significant advances on the several fronts: real-time information gathering of body signals is very hard to achieve in uncontrolled and dangerous environments; GPS based location systems do not work indoors; and inter-disciplinary research between engineers and clinicians on the origins and nature of physiological stress.
Projects in this research line:
(2009-2012. The project is concluded.)
Secure, reliable and effective first-response decision-support systems in critical emergency scenarios.
(2013-2015. The project is concluded.)
Intelligent management of critical events of stress, fatigue and smoke intoxication.
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Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Monitoring Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions.