KIRAS Security Research

2006

SOSguide

Safety Monitoring System and Remote Guidance

Within the project, a feasibility study is performed which investigates the potential for the improvement of emergency call systems. The primary approach is the integration of navigation components and the enhancement of communication features. Linked to a geo-data server, the system parts rely on a desktop computer (in the call center) and on two different kinds of mobile units. The latter are used either by the person who asks for help or the persons who give (first) aid. After an emergency call has arrived in the call center, the mobile user’s position (by GPS) and course (by compass) is visualized against the background of digital maps. Primarily, the system aims at remote assistance given to the system’s users via a communication link. For example, if a blind pedestrian has lost his way, remote guidance can bring him back to an environment he is used to, or, a rescue team is optimally guided to the blind’s position.

Project leader
Institut für Navigation und Satellitengeodäsie
Technische Universität Graz
http://www.inas.tugraz.at

Project partner:
SOLVION information management
http://www.solvion.net
Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz, Landesverband Steiermark
http://www.st.roteskreuz.at

Contact:
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Manfred Wieser
Institut für Navigation und Satellitengeodäsie
TU Graz
Steyrergasse 30
A-8010 Graz
Tel.: +43 316 873-6348
Fax: +43 316 873-8888
Email: wieser@geomatics.tu-graz.ac.at
Web: http://www.inas.tugraz.at

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