31 May '14, 9pm

NI & partners to demo Smart Emergency Response System (SERS) at Whitehouse's SmartAmerica >> Evaluation Engineering

A team composed of National Instruments and eight other organizations from academia and industry is designing a Smart Emergency Response System (SERS) to empower first responders and other emergency personnel with information needed to locate and assist victims in disaster situations. The team was formed in response to the SmartAmerica Challenge, a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow project designed to use cyberphysical systems for meaningful societal impact. The team demonstrated its concept May 13 at the University of Washington, according to Andy Chang of National Instruments, in a recent phone conversation. The team will officially unveil the project at the SmartAmerica Challenge Expo event on June 11 in Washington, D.C. "You can imagine disaster striking at any time—tornados, earthquakes, mudslides," Chang said. "We wanted to leverage advanced robotics, UAVs, ...

Full article: http://www.evaluationengineering.com/blogs/ni-and-partner...

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