Sensorial Wayfinding Navigation for emergency service indoors
Mentor: Estefanía Martín Barroso y Cristina Rodríguez
Email: //
Phone: (+34) 914888266 // (+34) 914888238
University: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Partner Host Institution: N.A.
Keywords: wayfinding, HCI, sensor, monitor, control, accesibility

Sensorial Wayfinding Navigation for emergency service indoors

One of the most critical location and guidance services is the emergency situations: accessing real-time information on what is happening and deciding how to proceed with the evacuation is of vital importance, both for users –who must be rescued– and for rescue personnel –intervening in the evacuation/emergency situation-. In this project, we will focus on indoors and large spaces (i.e. hospitals, universities, shopping centres, educational centers, galleries and tunnels). These spaces can be structured spaces or diaphanous spaces where energy monitoring can play a key role in management of emergency situations in the SMART ENERGY program.This research will developa a platform based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and accessible interfaces capable of operating indoors with hostile conditions associated with an emergency situation. The project will provide supporting services to Security, Prevention, Rescue and Evacuation Services Indoors. We will collaborate with Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations.

Departament: Computing Science, Computer Architecture, Programming Languages and Systems and Statistics and Operative Investigation
Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Engineering and Electronic Technology
Research Group: Languages and Computer Systems
Electronic Technology
More Information:"
Relevants projects on the area: Sistemas e instrumentación en tecnologías fotónicas: Sinfotón; eIntegra
Relevants publications on the area: 1.- M.C.Rodriguez-Sanchez, M.A.Moreno-Alvarez, E.Martin, S.Borromeo, J.A.Hernandez-Tamames. ”Accessible smartphones for blind users: A case study for a wayfinding system”. Expert Systems with Applications. Volume 41, Issue 16, 15 November 2014, Pages 7210-7222.
2.- David Roldán-Álvarez, Estefanía Martín, Manuel García-Herranz, Pablo A. Haya. “Mind the gap: Impact on learnability of user interface design of authoring tools for teachers”. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Volume 94, October 2016, Pages 18-34.