This situational challenges are in addition to the technical difficulties in locating people in three dimensions involved within a foot inside buildings are – this accuracy is required, which side of the wall someone is, or someone you designate an area with dense smoke filled. ‘WPI began work on this problem according to the December 1999 Worcester cold storage fire, which could the lives of six firefighters who can not find their way out of the construction took,’says David Cyganski, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and co-director of WPI PPL team. ‘While we have made considerable progress , and shortly before a commercial system we have come to the realization a much more a far more difficult task than we first understood.
Precision indoor location technology has been developed to localize it for firefighters, police and paramedics quickly and save teammates who become lost, disabled or trapped in a building. Coupled with physiological monitoring technology, such systems can also alert incident commanders when first responders are in distress – especially when their stress levels put them in danger of a heart attack. Within buildingsby the U.S. Fire Administration identified stress or over – exhaustion and becoming lost or disoriented. Inside buildings as two of the three leading causes of firefighter deaths in 2007. Continue reading