17FireVGuide: A Context-Aware Fire Victims Guide

Abstract: While various ambient computing and intelligence techniques have been used to deliver tour guide or museum guide, this chapter addresses their potential supports to mission-critical scenarios such as firefighting. After a brief review of some recently developed ubiquitous firefighting techniques, the design and implementation of an ambient intelligent Fire Victims response Guide system (FireVGuide) are then reported. By sensing the physical environment and occupants in a fire building, the system suggests the safest and fastest route along which the building occupants could evacuate; and when escaping from the building is not possible, the system tries to calm down and inform the trapped ...

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