Support of Future Disaster Response Using Generalized Access Networks (GANs)


Karagiannis, Georgios and Jones, Val and Heemstra de Groot, Sonia (2006) Support of Future Disaster Response Using Generalized Access Networks (GANs). In: Information Technology in Biomedicine, ITAB 2006, 26-28 Oct 2006, Ioannina, Greece.

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Abstract:Efficient communication and coordination are
major challenges experienced by the emergency services (firebrigade,
police, ambulance) during the first response to a major
incident. A major incident can happen anywhere and at any
time, hence support for emergency communications services
should be ubiquitous and independent of communication
technologies and infrastructure used. We present a vision of
how ambient intelligent environments may be used in the future
to support the emergency services during first response to a
major incident. Support includes enabling emergency
communications and biomedical monitoring for front line
personnel. In this paper we focus on the possibilities and
challenges raised by using the GAN (Generalized Access
Network) infrastructure to support ambient intelligent services
and emergency services (fire-brigade, police, ambulance) for
major incident management.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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