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Mobile DIORAMA-II: infrastructure less information collection system for mass casualty incidents.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1557-170X
Publication Date
Volume
2014
Pages
2682–2685
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944175
PMID: 25570543
Source
Medline

Abstract

In this paper we introduce DIORAMA-II system that provides real time information collection in mass casualty incidents. Using a mobile platform that includes active RFID tags and readers as well as Smartphones, the system can determine the location of victims and responders. The system provides user friendly multi dimensional user interfaces as well as collaboration tools between the responders and the incident commander. We conducted two simulated mass casualty incidents with 50 victims each and professional responders. DIORAMA-II significantly reduces the evacuation time by up to 43% when compared to paper based triage systems. All responders that participated in all trials were very satisfied. They felt in control of the incident and mentioned that the system significantly reduced their stress level during the incident. They all mentioned that they would use the system in an actual incident.

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