Crisis incidents result in difficult working conditions for Urban Search-and-Rescue (USaR) crews. INACHUS aims to achieve a significant time reduction related to Urban Search and Rescue (USaR) phase by providing wide-area situation awareness solutions for improved detection and localisation of the trapped victims assisted by simulation tools for predicting structural failures and a holistic decision support mechanism incorporating operational procedures and resources of relevant actors.
In more details, ,INACHUS aims to provide the following tools and technologies:
Reduced rescue response time
INACHUS will provide a robust, resilient and secure platform for the provision of specialised ad-hoc services, facilities and support for first responders that operate at crises scenes. The platform includes the development of ad-hoc IT and communications subsystems for FRs to be carried in the field of operations.
What is of particular importance is the fact that accompanying sub-systems will be deployable and operational within a short time after a given disaster. The rapid and effective set-up of the INACHUS platform will enhance the operational capacity of the first responders and rescue crews.
The increased effectiveness of FR operations through the employment of INACHUS leads to:
Increased situation awareness
Fast response of the communication infrastructure (e.g. priority services and QoS)
Increased communications coverage with ad-hoc networking capabilities,
Overall, these enhancements will fend for the reduction of injury and loss of life of the FRs and ultimately civilians by gaining faster, more accurate and safer localisation information and supporting guidance information.