Ubiquitous technology to facilitate preparedness, practice, and situational awareness before, during, and after disasters
Helen Sullivan , PhD – Rider University & University of JyväskyläMark Häkkinen, PhD –University of Jyväskylä
u·biq·ui·tous ɪ/yuˈbkwɪtəs/Adjectiveexisting or being everywhere, especially at the same time;omnipresent.
During 2012, the number of mobile phone connections worldwide is expected to reach 6 billion Soon the equivalent of one mobile phone connection for each of our planet’s inhabitants The majority of people worldwide will either have direct access to a mobile device, or be within the family or social network of someone who does.
Phones are getting smarter Phones need to be smart-enough but not necessarily smart phones Digital divide? Rather than “Haves and Have Nots” perhaps better to think of “Have now, Have later” in terms of technologies
Background to Workshop Goals Research: Two examples Working Discussion
First Workshop at IDRC 2007: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Second Workshop at IDRC 2008: Focusing on Behavioral Science Third Workshop at IDRC 2010: Mobile Technologies
Identify Research Gaps in use of Mobile Technologies What do we know, not know, and need to know? Discussion! We want to hear your ideas. This is a WORKshop A journal paper (co-authors welcome) is planned