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An affordable wearable video system for emergency response training
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Paper Abstract

Many emergency response units are currently faced with restrictive budgets that prohibit their use of advanced technology-based training solutions. Our work focuses on creating an affordable, mobile, state-of-the-art emergency response training solution through the integration of low-cost, commercially available products. The system we have developed consists of tracking, audio, and video capability, coupled with other sensors that can all be viewed through a unified visualization system. In this paper we focus on the video sub-system which helps provide real time tracking and video feeds from the training environment through a system of wearable and stationary cameras. These two camera systems interface with a management system that handles storage and indexing of the video during and after training exercises. The wearable systems enable the command center to have live video and tracking information for each trainee in the exercise. The stationary camera systems provide a fixed point of reference for viewing action during the exercise and consist of a small Linux based portable computer and mountable camera. The video management system consists of a server and database which work in tandem with a visualization application to provide real-time and after action review capability to the training system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7256, Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2009, 72560E (28 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805734
Show Author Affiliations
Deen King-Smith, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Aravind Mikkilineni, Purdue Univ. (United States)
David Ebert, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Timothy Collins, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Edward J. Delp, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7256:
Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2009
Reiner Creutzburg; David Akopian, Editor(s)

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