Indoor Positioning System For Fire-fighters
Take a look at the fire-fighters who take on the blaze from the inside, and the technology that's created to help them. This video covers testing of an indoor positioning system for fire fighters developed by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, using shoe-mounted sensors to aid navigation.
This cooperative localization system comprises of shoe-sensors for localization, UWB radio for short range communication and simultaneous inter-agent rangint and application software for processing, monitoring & sharing realtime location.
The technology will save more lives from fires while making the work of a firefighter safer. A shoe sensor - small embedded computer - in the heal of the firefighter's shoe allows for the leader of the rescue operation to follow the firefighters movements and location throughout the coordinated rescue operation -- without any pre-installed infrastructure like GPS, WiFi, maps etc.