Recent advances in autonomous sensor and wireless technology driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) provides new opportunities for application of these technologies due to the reduced cost in increased capability provided. Geocent is leveraging these common affordable wireless sensor technologies to help our customers improve their capabilities. An example of this is where we are supporting the DHS Science & Technology Directorate develop the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) architecture. For this project, we are helping DHS develop an open architecture such that first responder sensor information can be shared with other responders, command units and emergency operations centers (EOC). The system can integrate commercially available biometric sensors (vital signs) using a sensor hub approach. This information is shared with field commanders and EOCs to reduce risks for the firefighter.
- Leveraging common, affordable sensors that can be deployed rapidly in wireless environments to provide enhanced real-time monitoring and analysis (alerting/thresholds).
- Supporting the Next Generation First Responders (NGFR) in developing an open architecture for first responder sensor information to be shared with other responders, command units, and increase interagency collaboration. Such as integrating commercially available vital sign sensors to a sensor hub sharing information if a responder becomes in danger. Integrating Body Cameras, Chem Biosensors to be transmitted to a sensor hub.