Platform for European Medical Support during major Emergencies.
The PULSE initiative was designed to enable Europe to effectively prepare and to respond efficiently to the pandemic diseases or other major incidents with a large number of casualties.
The European Health Service includes hospitals, community health services, pre-hospital emergency care services, medical suppliers, rescue services, health related voluntary services and others. These are the core emergency response services to major threats (pandemic disease, major terrorism attacks). The PULSE project sought to explore how the EHS can adopt new technologies and innovations to better prepare and respond to a major medical emergency. Within PULSE a range of software tools were developed to improve the early detection of pandemics, streamline patient triage and missing person identification
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Security, Reliability and Resilience for ICT systems
PRECYSE is an European research funded project that defines, develops and validates a methodology, an architecture and a set of technologies and tools to improve –by design– the security, reliability and resilience of the ICT systems supporting the Critical Infrastructures. This goal can be mapped into a set of specific Scientific and Technical objectives:
- To specify a methodology in order to identify the assets, associated threats and vulnerabilities to thus improve the level of security for CI.
- To specify and develop a security architecture that improves resilience.
- Develop a set of tools and technologies for the protection of CI and the prevention of cyber-attacks against them.
- Develop a set of tools and technologies for the early warning of attacks to CI and the issuing of countermeasures.
For more information see: Precyse
Deployable SAR Integrated Chain with Unmanned Systems
Unmanned systems can now be used to enhance first responder capabilities and intervene in hazardous areas for example search and rescue at sea. The main objective of DARIUS was to identify a range of unmanned systems and integrate them to allow a co-ordinated unmanned response to emergency situations. A Generic Ground Station to manage and co-ordinate unmanned systems was developed.
For more information see: Cordis Factsheet
Space Technology Adapted to Help Irish Fire Fighters
The RESPOND project enabled the Dublin Fire Brigade using mobile communication technology, originally developed for astronauts on the International Space Station, to gain crucial information about emergency situations while on route to accident scenes. The new system, for example, allows an emergency crew travelling to a fire to download the layout of the building, identifying where the hydrants are located and what chemicals may be inside. Respond empowers firefighters to better prepare, intervene faster, saving precious time and possibly lives.
For more information see: ESA