Tangible and Wearable User Interfaces for Supporting Collaboration among Emergency Workers

  • Daniel Cernea
  • Simone Mora
  • Alfredo Perez
  • Achim Ebert
  • Andreas Kerren
  • Monica Divitini
  • Didac Gil de La Iglesia
  • Nuno Otero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7493)

Abstract

Ensuring a constant flow of information is essential for offering quick help in different types of disasters. In the following, we report on a work-in-progress distributed, collaborative and tangible system for supporting crisis management. On one hand, field operators need devices that collect information—personal notes and sensor data—without interrupting their work. On the other hand, a disaster management system must operate in different scenarios and be available to people with different preferences, backgrounds and roles. Our work addresses these issues by introducing a multi-level collaborative system that manages real-time data flow and analysis for various rescue operators.

Keywords

Wearable tangible device collaborative crisis management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Cernea
    • 1
    • 3
  • Simone Mora
    • 2
  • Alfredo Perez
    • 2
  • Achim Ebert
    • 1
  • Andreas Kerren
    • 3
  • Monica Divitini
    • 2
  • Didac Gil de La Iglesia
    • 3
  • Nuno Otero
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of KaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
  3. 3.Linnaeus UniversitySweden
  4. 4.University of MinhoPortugal

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