Today, Me and my colleague Fredrik Bergstrand in the Public Safety Research Group at Viktoria Institute had a very exciting meeting with Måns Adler, founder of Bambuser, about a new research project on using live video streaming to improve emergency response work. This new project started 1st of September and is a collaboration between Viktoria Institute, the Road Traffic Safety Institute – SAFER, Lindholmen Science Park´s Security Arena, the Swedish Road Authority, the Rescue Services in Gothenburg and the Regional Paramedic Services.
The project seeks to explore how live video data from mobile and stationary cameras could be used in order to provide improved situational awareness and collaboration among the response actors involved in traffic accidents response work.
In this project, Bambuser will provide the live mobile video broadcasting capabilities necessary to provide on-location live video that will be broadcasted across the response actor network. Having Bambuser as a key technology and service provider is fundamental for the practical field experiments that will be conducted with the end-user organizations later this autumn.
The meeting today was refreshingly open without any non-disclosure agreements and traditional secrecy, which means that any organization that is willing to contribute or learn from this project is welcome to join us on this initiative.