First responders occupancy, activity and vital signs monitoring - SAFESENS

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dc.contributor.author O'Flynn, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Brahmi, Imane
dc.contributor.author Oudenhoven, Jos
dc.contributor.author Nackaerts, Axel
dc.contributor.author Pereira, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Agrawal, Piyush
dc.contributor.author Fuchs, Tino
dc.contributor.author Braun, Tanja
dc.contributor.author Lang, Klaus-Dieter
dc.contributor.author Dils, Christian
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-21T09:50:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-21T09:50:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation O'Flynn, B., Brahmi, I., Oudenhoven, J., Nackaerts, A., Pereira, E., Agrawal, P., Fuchs, T., Braun, T., Lang, K.-D., Dils, C. and Walsh, M. (2018) 'First responders occupancy, activity and vital signs monitoring - SAFESENS', International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, 11(1-2), pp. 22-32. Available at: http://www.iariajournals.org/networks_and_services/netser_v11_n12_2018_paged.pdf (Accessed: 21 January 2019) en
dc.identifier.volume 11 en
dc.identifier.issued 1-2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 22 en
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en
dc.identifier.issn 1942-2644
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7323
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the development and implementation of the SAFESENS (Sensor Technologies for Enhanced Safety and Security of Buildings and its Occupants) location tracking and first responder monitoring demonstrator. An international research collaboration has developed a stateof-the-art wireless indoor location tracking system for first responders, focused initially on fire fighter monitoring. Integrating multiple gas sensors and presence detection technologies with building safety sensors and personal monitors has resulted in more accurate and reliable fire and occupancy detection information. This is invaluable to firefighters in carrying out their duties in hostile environments. This demonstration system is capable of tracking occupancy levels in an indoor environment as well as the specific location of fire fighters within those buildings, using a multi-sensor hybrid tracking system. This ultra-wideband indoor tracking system is one of the first of itsâ kind to provide indoor localization capability to sub meter accuracies with combined Bluetooth low energy capability for low power communications and additional inertial, temperature and pressure sensors. This facilitates increased precision in accuracy detection through data fusion, as well as the capability to communicate directly with smartphones and the cloud, without the need for additional gateway support. Glove based, wearable technology has been developed to monitor the vital signs of the first responder and provide this data in real time. The helmet mounted, wearable technology will also incorporate novel electrochemical sensors which have been developed to be able to monitor the presence of dangerous gases in the vicinity of the firefighter and again to provide this information in real time to the fire fighter controller. A SAFESENS demonstrator is currently deployed in Tyndall and is providing real time occupancy levels of the different areas in the building, as well as the capability to track the location of the first responders, their health and the presence of explosive gases in their vicinity. This paper describes the system building blocks and results obtained from the first responder tracking system demonstrator depicted. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) en
dc.relation.uri http://www.iariajournals.org/networks_and_services/
dc.relation.uri http://www.iariajournals.org/networks_and_services/netser_v11_n12_2018_paged.pdf
dc.rights © 2018, the Authors. Published by International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA). This article is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ en
dc.subject Gas sensors en
dc.subject Body area networks en
dc.subject Activity tracking en
dc.subject Vital signs monitoring en
dc.subject Occupancy detection en
dc.title First responders occupancy, activity and vital signs monitoring - SAFESENS en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Brendan O'Flynn, Tyndall Microsystems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: brendan.oflynn@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-01-21T09:32:11Z
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.contributor.funder Enterprise Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder European Regional Development Fund en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress brendan.oflynn@tyndall.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::SP1-JTI/621272/EU/Sensor technologies enhanced safety and security of buildings and its occupants/SAFESENS en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/13/RC/2077/IE/CONNECT: The Centre for Future Networks & Communications/ en


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