Keywords: emergency response, collaboration, live video broadcasting, design project, information sharing, emergency management, mobile live video, situation awareness, action research
Using live video for information sharing in emergency response work
This paper presents findings from a design-oriented study focusing on emergency response work. Traditionally, Information Technology (IT) for emergency response work has included en route navigation advice, resource management, hazard material databases, property information repositories and situation reporting using sketching functionality. Now, a new class of IT has become available, namely mobile live video capabilities. This paper presents initial findings from a study on how mobile live video capabilities can improve information sharing and situation awareness in emergency response work.