Rhok 2 Chicago - urban search_and_rescue

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RHoK 2 Chicago USAR - Urban Search and Rescue project

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Rhok 2 Chicago - urban search_and_rescue

  1. 1. Coordinating Urban Search and Rescue Alissa Feldman, Sonia Franckel, Eugenia Gabrielova, Kelly Knight, Dan Krol, Francesca Slade
  2. 2. Current Practices for Search and Rescue are Inefficient <ul><ul><li>No global picture of which houses have been searched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global coordination is difficult, if not impossible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data is written down and then manually brought back to a centralized site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can result in a two day delay between searching the house to sending rescuers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Buildings are Evaluated and Recorded Locally
  4. 4. Mobile Data Collection Makes Coordination Efficient <ul><ul><li>See what areas have been searched and what areas need to be searched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate search efforts with rescue efforts so people get attention as soon as we find them </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Collecting Visual Data at the Site <ul><ul><li>Find the site for later rescue efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual data for evaluating the site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Preview Pictures
  7. 7. GPS Located Data <ul><ul><li>Record contains geo located data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple pictures of the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes about the condition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses only GPS data which does not require wireless access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Record includes Priority Status <ul><ul><li>Not currently recorded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Color coded levels indicating risk: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Red - urgent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow - delayed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green - low priority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Black - fatalities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can show areas on global map view to highlight areas of significant risk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Data Transmission Waits for an Internet Connection <ul><ul><li>Disasters frequently reduce communication channels so access to network cannot be assumed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintains a local copy of all data even after upload </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploads whenever wireless becomes available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Significance <ul><ul><li>Adds reporting ability where none is currently available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily deployed - relies on common technologies and builds upon existing processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases coordination and thus efficiency of rescue efforts   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves speed of rescue which is can often mean life or death </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Onwards <ul><ul><li>The application already has the basic functionality needed to be useful to USAR. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For future maintenance and features, code is published on Google Project Hosting and is deployed on Google AppEngine. </li></ul></ul>

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