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A Mobile RFID-Based System for Supporting Evacuation of Buildings

  • Luca Chittaro
  • Daniele Nadalutti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5424)

Abstract

Natural and man-made disasters present the need to efficiently and effectively evacuate the people occupying the affected buildings. In such situations, people are usually under stress and the use of a location-aware mobile application for giving evacuation instructions in simple and effective ways can be useful to improve users’ decision making. This paper proposes a mobile system that gives evacuation instructions by employing an interactive 3D location-aware model of the building. The main focus of the paper is on the solutions and the technologies adopted for determining user’s position into the building and for interactively visualizing a 3D model of the building augmented with visual evacuation instructions on mobile devices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Chittaro
    • 1
  • Daniele Nadalutti
    • 1
  1. 1.HCI Lab, Dept. of Math and Computer ScienceUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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