NIST Project: First Responder Technologies to Fire Fighters

National Institute of Standards and Tecnology (NIST) Demonstrates First Responder Technologies to Fire Fighters. Have a look at the NST-website to learn more about the project on providing “access to building information database and dynamic building status from sensors, sensor-driven fire model using the NIST Virtual Cybernetic Building Testbed (VCBT) simulator, standardization of communications interface for sensors, biometrics for identification and authentication, dynamic self-organizing wireless networks for voice and data, voice over Internet, and emergency personnel localization and tracking.”

According to the information on the website the goal is to develop technology for “improving the safety and effectiveness of first responders.”

The approach of involving first responders and targeting the needs of this specific group is promising. More information on the workshops and Technology Testbed project can be found at:
http://w3.antd.nist.gov/NISTdemonews.shtml
http://w3.antd.nist.gov/first_responders_news.shtml

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