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The effects of awareness displays on the coordination of search and rescue missions
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

When a natural or human-caused disaster, such as flood earthquake or explosion,strikes urban search and rescue (USAR) teams are deployed to the affected area in orderto locate; excavate; and treat survivors trapped in the ruins. The deployment of anUSAR team to an affected area is called a search and rescue (SAR) mission. Duringan SAR mission the team members have to work together in extremely hard and dangerousconditions; the goal of the mission being to save as many victims as fast aspossible. To achieve this goal coordination between the USAR team members is crucial.

This work proposes that the use of an awareness displays system may improve coordinationbetween the members of a USAR team during a SAR mission. Two prototypesof such a system were developed and tested in order to determine it's possibleeffects on the coordination of an SAR mission.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 44 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 2012:311
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121518OAI: diva2:618635
Educational program
Master of Science - Interactive Systems Engineering
Available from: 2013-04-29 Created: 2013-04-29 Last updated: 2013-04-29Bibliographically approved

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