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Cloud-Based Tool Provides Clear Communication for Disaster Situations


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A firefigher uses a walkie-talkie during a disaster.

A new self-contained communication tool provides support for first-responders from separate organizations operating in a disaster situation.

Credit: homelandprepnews.com

University of Missouri (MU) researchers have developed a self-contained communication tool that provides support for first-responders from separate organizations operating in a disaster situation.

Utilizing smart technology, the Panacea's Cloud tool gives first-responders the ability to relay real-time information, such as location, to others on the scene or nearby.

Data populates a dashboard, allowing agencies to select and filter the most relevant information.

Said MU's Prasad Calyam, "This system is useful for FEMA and other federal agencies because they want to improve training and protocols for disaster response. This device can also be used for medical triage, search and rescue, and campus safety, such as university police departments.”

From University of Missouri News Bureau
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