Improving emergency response to mass casualty incidents

Marcus Lucas Da Silvas, Vassilis Kostakos, Mitsuji Matsumoto

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Abstract

Mass casualty incidents generate a sequence of response events from the emergency services, requiring the allocation and use of resources in a timely fashion. In this paper we describe a pervasive system that helps emergency services optimize their efficiency and coordination. The system emulates a multiple casualty emergency response environment in which contextual information, retrieved from victims' wearable or mobile devices, guides early assessments on the health condition of the affected population. Additionally, we analyze the behavior of our system under different conditions and derive the necessary parameters for achieving accurate estimations. Our main contribution is the enhancement of the existing emergency response process for mass casualty incidents through the use of Pervasive Computing technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008
Pages256-259
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008 - Hong Kong
Duration: 2008 Mar 172008 Mar 21

Other

Other6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008
CityHong Kong
Period08/3/1708/3/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Da Silvas, M. L., Kostakos, V., & Matsumoto, M. (2008). Improving emergency response to mass casualty incidents. In 6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2008 (pp. 256-259). [4517403] https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOM.2008.71