Designing Mobile Applications for Emergency Response: Citizens Acting as Human Sensors

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Show simple item record Romano, Marco Onorati, Teresa Aedo Cuevas, Ignacio Díaz Pérez, María Paloma 2019-01-24T10:14:50Z 2019-01-24T10:14:50Z 2016-03-19
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Romano, M., Onorati, T., Aedo,I., Diaz, P. (2016). Designing Mobile Applications for Emergency Response: Citizens Acting as Human Sensors. Sensors, 16 (3), 406.
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.description.abstract When an emergency occurs, citizens can be a helpful support for the operation centers involved in the response activities. As witnesses to a crisis, they initially can share updated and detailed information about what is going on. Moreover, thanks to the current technological evolution people are able to quickly and easily gather rich information and transmit it through different communication channels. Indeed, modern mobile devices embed several sensors such as GPS receivers, Wi-Fi, accelerometers or cameras that can transform users into well-equipped human sensors. For these reasons, emergency organizations and small and medium enterprises have demonstrated a growing interest in developing smart applications for reporting any exceptional circumstances. In this paper, we present a practical study about this kind of applications for identifying both limitations and common features.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is supported by the project emerCien grant funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity (TIN2012-09687).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Emergency notification systems
dc.subject.other Human sensors
dc.subject.other Social software
dc.subject.other Mobile devices
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other Information
dc.title Designing Mobile Applications for Emergency Response: Citizens Acting as Human Sensors
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TIN2012-09687
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Sensors
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 16
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000018669
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