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Author (up) Dimitrios Sainidis; Dimitrios Tsiakmakis; Konstantinos Konstantoudakis; Georgios Albanis; Anastasios Dimou; Petros Daras
Title Single-Handed Gesture UAV Control and Video Feed AR Visualization for First Responders Type Conference Article
Year 2021 Publication ISCRAM 2021 Conference Proceedings – 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2021
Volume Issue Pages 835-848
Keywords First responders, UAV, gesture control, augmented reality
Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming increasingly widespread in recent years, with numerous applications spanning multiple sectors. UAVs can be of particular benefit to first responders, assisting in both hazard detection and search-and-rescue operations, increasing their situational awareness without endangering human personnel; However, conventional UAV control requires both hands on a remote controller and many hours of training to control efficiently. Additionally, viewing the UAV video-feed on conventional devices (e.g. smartphones) require first responders to glance downwards to look at the screen, increasing the risk of accident. To this end, this work presents a unified system, incorporating single-hand gesture control for UAVs and an augmented reality (AR) visualization of their video feed, while also allowing for backup remote UAV control from any device and multiple-recipient video streaming. A modular architecture allows the upgrade or replacement of individual modules without affecting the whole. The presented system has been tested in the lab, and in field trials by first responders.
Address Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH); Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH); Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH); Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH); Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH); Centre for
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Publisher Virginia Tech Place of Publication Blacksburg, VA (USA) Editor Anouck Adrot; Rob Grace; Kathleen Moore; Christopher W. Zobel
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 978-1-949373-61-5 ISBN Medium
Track Technologies for First Responders Expedition Conference 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes dsainidis@iti.gr Approved no
Call Number ISCRAM @ idladmin @ Serial 2377
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Author (up) Kyriaki Christaki; Dimitrios Tsiakmakis; Ivanka Babic; Guillaume Inglese; Konstantinos Konstantoudakis; Gabriele Giunta; Anastasios Dimou; Olivier Balet; Petros Daras
Title Augmented Reality Points of Interest for Improved First Responder Situational Awareness Type Conference Article
Year 2022 Publication ISCRAM 2022 Conference Proceedings Ė 19th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2022
Volume Issue Pages 755-770
Keywords First responders; augmented reality; point of interest; UAV
Abstract Situational awareness is a vital component of any disaster response mission, both in terms of first responder (FR) safety and efficiency. Points of interest (POI) can pertain to hazards known beforehand, risks discovered during the course of a mission, victims, entry and exit routes, important equipment, and more. Although communications and technical means can expand an individual FRís situational awareness, they depend on clarity and can increase cognitive load, as this expanded volume of information must be held in each FRís memory. Augmented reality (AR) can visualize POIs in context with the environment in a clear and intuitive way and reduce cognitive load as the donít rely on a userís memory. This paper presents an AR solution for FR team situational awareness, comprising four interconnected and collaborating situational awareness tools sharing a common pool of virtual POIs, alongside a range of different functionalities particular to each.
Address Visual Computing Lab (VCL), Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre for Research and Technology- Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece; Visual Computing Lab (VCL), Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre for Research and Technology- Hella
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Publisher Place of Publication Tarbes, France Editor Rob Grace; Hossein Baharmand
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-82-8427-099-9 Medium
Track Technologies for First Responders Expedition Conference
Notes Approved no
Call Number ISCRAM @ idladmin @ Serial 2453
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