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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 75, Issue 16, pp 9609–9622 | Cite as

Training emergency responders through augmented reality mobile interfaces

  • Monica Sebillo
  • Giuliana VitielloEmail author
  • Luca Paolino
  • Athula Ginige
Article

Abstract

In the domain of emergency management, in addition to the constant technical skill-upgrade required by the nature of the humanitarian context, the importance of an appropriate training is widely recognized. In particular, giving responders information technology skills so that they are well prepared to address health, security and managerial concerns represents a key factor by which the goal of an efficient and effective humanitarian emergency response can be pursued. In this paper we propose the adoption of augmented reality mobile interfaces to enhance the training efficacy for on-site crisis preparedness activities. The system we propose originated from the idea to allow trainees to exploit Augmented Reality (AR) interaction and become quickly familiar with the mobile technology adopted today in emergency response activities.

Keywords

Emergency management Mobile interfaces AR-based training applications Information sharing Situation awareness 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica Sebillo
    • 1
  • Giuliana Vitiello
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca Paolino
    • 2
  • Athula Ginige
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science (DI)University of SalernoFiscianoItaly
  2. 2.University of Western SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Link Campus UniversityRomeItaly

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