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EXUS as Partner

The First Responder of the Future: a Next Generation Integrated Toolkit for Collaborative Response, increasing protection and augmenting operational capacity.

Today’s First Responders (FR) are using technology of the past. During their primary mission of saving lives and preserving society’s safety and security, FRs face a multitude of challenges.

In both small-scale emergencies and large-scale disasters, they often deal with life-threatening situations, hazardous environments, uncharted surroundings and limited awareness. Threats and hazards evolve rapidly, crossing municipalities, regions and nations with speed and ease. Armouring public safety services with all the tools that modern technology has to offer is critical. Such tools holistically enhance their protection and augment their operational capacities, assisting them in saving lives as well as ensuring their safe return from the disaster scene.

INGENIOUS will develop, integrate, test, deploy and validate a Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT) for Collaborative Response, which ensures high level of Protection & Augmented Operational Capacity to respond to the disaster scene. This will comprise a multitude of the tools and services required:
1) for enabling protection of the FRs with respect to their health, safety and security;
2) for enhancing their operational capacities by offering them with means to conduct various response tasks and missions boosted with autonomy, automation, precise positioning, optimal utilisation of available resources and upgraded awareness and sense-making;
3) for allowing shared response across FR teams and disciplines by augmenting their field of view, information sharing and communications between teams and with victims.

The NGIT armours the FRs at all fronts. The NGIT will be provided at the service of the FRs for extensive testing and validation in the framework of a rich Training, Testing and Validation Programme – of Lab Tests (LSTs), Small-Scale Field Tests (SSTs) and Full- Scale Field Validations (FSXs) – towards powering the FR of the future being fully aware, fully connected and fully integrated.

 

09/2019 - 08/2022

Project duration

8,961,111.25€

Overall Budget

SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020

Topic

Impact

INGENIOUS aims at producing the INGENIOUS NGIT, which is a novel set of tools, technologies and methods towards the improvement in a collaborative and coordinated way of FR tactical and field operations. INGENIOUS is targeting to benefit all disciplines of operational FR teams (firefighters, health practitioners, civil protection, law enforcement, K9 units, involving as well tactical and strategic command), through a set of horizontally applicable tools, aiming at the increased safety and augmented operational capacity of FRs. This is done through the development of wearable and deployable technological platforms for:
a) the advanced sensing of their surroundings (situational awareness),

b) the gathering and fusing of all available data,

c) the creation of a Common Operating Picture, and

d) the feed of information back to the FRs in an immersive, intuitive and non-distracting manner.

These technologies will be used for field operations, as well as for enabling systematic training of FRs across disciplines in a multi-hazard approach.

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (Greece)

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (The Netherlands)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV (Germany)

DIGINEXT (France)

FUNDACION TEKNIKER (Spain)

EXUS Software LLc (Greece)

SINTEF AS (Norway)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS (Greece)

Partners

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT (Sweden)

SATWAYS - PROIONTA KAI YPIRESIES TILEMATIKIS DIKTYAKON KAI TILEPIKINONIAKON EFARMOGON ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS EPE (Greece)

ALPES LASERS SA (Switzerland)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN (Austria)

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD (Cyprus)

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA (Spain)

SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS (Greece)

KOREA INSTITUTE OF ROBOT AND CONVERGENCE (Korea)

GOBIERNO VASCO - DEPARTAMENTO SEGURIDAD (Spain)

ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE - HOPITAUX DE PARIS (France)

SODERTORNS BRANFORSVARSFORBUND (Sweden)

I.S.A.R. GERMANY STIFTUNG GGMBH (Germany)

POLICE SEVICE OF NORTHEN IRELAND (UK)

ELLINIKI OMADA DIASOSIS ATTIKIS (Greece)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED (Ireland)

 

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