Introducing the Architecture of FASTER: A Digital Ecosystem for First Responder Teams

Evangelos Katsadouros, Dimitrios G. Kogias, Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, Gabriele Giunta, Anastasios Dimou, Petros Daras
2022 Information  
Emergency first responders play an important role during search and rescue missions, by helping people and saving lives. Thus, it is important to provide them with technology that will maximize their performance and their safety on the field of action. IFAFRI, the "International Forum to Advanced First Responder Innovation" has pointed out several capability gaps that are found in the existing solutions. Based on them, there is a need for the development of novel, modern digital solutions that
more » ... ill better assist responders by helping them on the field and, at the same time, better protect them. The work presented here introduces the logical architecture implemented in the Horizon 2020 project called FASTER (First responders Advanced technologies for Safe and efficienT Emergency Response), which is an innovating digital ecosystem for emergency first response teams. It is a system that meets the requirements of the consortium members but also fills all the gaps that IFARFI has pointed out and consists of mechanisms and tools for data communication, data analysis, monitoring, privacy protection and smart detection mechanisms.
doi:10.3390/info13030115 fatcat:rphwbbzcyfc7lj4zebsie4vim4