Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders
First Annual Technology Workshop, August 7-8, 2006
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
This Workshop provided a forum for researchers and developers working in the important area of indoor location and tracking of personnel to share technical knowledge and to define the state of the art. The focus was on the emergency response situation and zero pre-installed infrastructure tracking, that is systems that do not require any previously installed wiring or equipment in the target building, such as is required by RFID-type systems. Further, the focus was on systems which provide complete tracking and position information on all equipped personnel to the incident command post. Simpler approaches ("homing devices") were also included in the Workshop. Select representatives of the governmental and user communities participated in this workshop.
- "The workshop overall was extremely well-organized and informative."
- "Excellent workshop - well planned."
- "Truly impressed with the hosting by WPI. Thanks for a job well done."
- "Great show - Good direction on the development of technology."
- Agenda, Abstracts and Presentations
- Workshop Summary Report (PDF, 2 MB)
In the Press
- "Seeking solutions to a life-saving issue - WPI conference on ways to rescue rescuers," Worcester Telegram and Gazette, reported by Martin Luttrell, August 8, 2006.
- Report on August 2006 Workshop (Flash video), New England Cable News, Worcester News Tonight, reported by Jennifer Roy, August 8, 2006.
- Original Announcement
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