2007 Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders
Second Annual Technology Workshop, August 6-7, 2007
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.
- Agenda, Abstracts and Presentations
In the Press
- "Smoke-Filled Facility Used To Train Firefighters," WBZ Worcester News, reported by Ron Sanders, August 30, 2007.
- "Rescue technology out of WPI" (Flash video), New England Cable News, reported by Brianne Mallaghan, August 2007
- "Futuristic WPI device could help save lost firefighters, miners," Worcester Telegram and Gazette, reported by Jacqueline Reis, August 8, 2007
- "WPI receives $1M grant for firefighter monitoring," Worcester Telegram and Gazette, reported by Jacqueline Reis, August 6, 2007
- "Worcester Tests Firefighter Tracking Technology," (with Flash video) WBZ Worcester News, reported by Ron Sanders, August 6, 2007
- "Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings," First Science, July 26, 2007
- Original Announcement
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