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Mobile support for rescue forces, integrating multiple modes of interaction

Mobile support for rescue forces, integrating multiple modes of interaction

Objective

The objective of the project SHARE is to develop an advanced mobile service, called Push-To-Share, to support rescue forces during their operation. Currently, a half-duplex voice communication infrastructure based on walkie-talkie technology is used in rescue operations and allows only simple voice communication. There are no direct data services for communication and decision making available on the incident area. Most of the useful information for the operation is not on-line available (e.g. the exact location and surroundings of the action). This makes an efficient and up-to-date organization and operation difficult.

The proposed new Push-To-Share service will apply state-of-art and innovative technologies (e.g. advanced mobile Push-To-Share architecture involving multimodal user interface, interactive digital map in combination with location based services and intelligent information processing and indexing) to allow the mobile workers to communicate bi-directionally with each other and to SHARE required and structured information resources (includes audio, video, text, graphics as well as location information) in a simple, intuitive and natural way. Especially the upper rescue management level should be supported by this new service. The SHARE concept will be integrated into a mobile communication infrastructure based on 2.5G, 3G (UMTS) and mobile WLAN networks. The SHARE service will provide a full end to end solution to enable the rescue teams an intelligent and easy-to-use mobile working environment.

To achieve this goal innovations are as follows:
- System architecture design to enable bi-directional multimodal communication using Push-To-Share technology
-Robust speech and image processing in extreme situations
- Interactive digital maps in combination with location based services
-Structuring of required information using situation dependent ontologies and multimedia data logging capabilities.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR F?DERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.

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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 M?Chen

Germany

Participants (8)

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ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

LOQUENDO SPA

Italy

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH

Austria

STADT DORTMUND; DER OBERBUERGERMEISTER; STA37 FEUERWEHR

Germany

TELE ATLAS N.V.

Netherlands

TELISMA

France

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 004218

  • Start date

    1 November 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 778 430

  • EU contribution

    € 2 859 961

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR F?DERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.

Germany