Objectives and Description
A collaboration protocol was formalized (September, 2016) between INESC TEC and NAV EPE, in order to collect psychophysiological and environmental data from Air Traffic Controllers in order to assess stress and fatigue. Data collection is foreseen to start in January 2017.
Five firefighters were continuously monitored during at least 2 hours while performing a live-fire drill. Environmental data was also collected. They were subjected to high temperatures inside a house, leading to a big effort from the firefighters. The following picture shows the firefighters inside the house with an ambient temperature of 60ºC degrees. This drill objective was
VR2 MARKET team had collected data from 14 FF in the fire season in Portugal (July-September, 2016) including physiological, psychological and ambiance information. At least 20 hours of medical quality ECG data was collected for each participant during shifts involving critical incidents. The same participants performed the experimental study and provided baseline data collected during
Vital Responder project is presented in national TV in real use by Gaia professional firefighters
The PI and dual-degree PhD student João Falcão participated with the team led by co-PI Bob Iannucci at the Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) events, promoted by US Naval Postgraduate School at Camp Roberts, CA in November 2016. Following a ethics and IRB clearance process, they conducted trials with 6 volunteer military personnel in drills aimed at testing
A presentation session was organized (17th March, 2016) at Albergaria Fire Department in order to present the results achieved and to prepare the next fire season.
Vital Responder project is presented at TV Record – Brazil