A Disaster Aid Sensor Network Using ZigBee for Patient Localization and Air Temperature Monitoring

Date Added: Jun 2010
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The mass casualty emergency response involves logistic impediments like overflowing victims, paper triaging, extended victim wait time and transport. The authors propose a new system based on a location aware wireless sensor network to overcome these impediments and assist the Emergency Responders (ER) to improve emergency response during disasters. In this paper they focus on the communication aspect, localization aspect and disaster site environment (air temperature) monitoring functionalities of this new emergency response system.