Yesterday I participated in the work of the 2011 Emergency Responders Workshop (pdf) organized by WisDOT, CVTA and GLTEI. The workshop had two major goals. One was to provide a sampling of state-of-the-art technologies used by emergency responders. The other was to begin charting a path toward developing advanced technologies. Participants from emergency responder agencies, industry and academia discussed their vision for future technologies as well as barriers to progress.
My presentation focused on pervasive (or ubiquitous) computing for law enforcement. I encouraged participants to ask the following question:
“What should be the focus of R&D efforts targeting percom technologies for emergency responders?”
CVTA President Scott McCormick (in picture below) and WisDOT’s John Corbin led the meeting superbly – thanks to both for including me in this effort.
For more pictures from the event visit Flickr.