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Understanding the effectiveness of notification technologies in assisting vulnerable populations

Understanding the effectiveness of notification technologies in assisting vulnerable populations

Gwynne, S.M.V., Boswell, D.L. and Proulx, G. (2009) Understanding the effectiveness of notification technologies in assisting vulnerable populations. Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, 19 (1). pp. 31-49. ISSN 1042-3915 (Print), 1532-172X (Online) (doi:10.1177/1042391508095094)

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Abstract

Different sections of the general population were examined to establish two criteria: whether they were particularly vulnerable to death in fire incidents; and whether these vulnerabilities could be reduced through developing and/or applying specific notification technologies. This study was conducted in order to establish where there were omissions in our current understanding and where this coincided with technological solutions of particular interest. An approach was developed to identify vulnerabilities and prioritize them in order to focus future research. The approach adopted was able to achieve this goal. The suggested research was then conducted and allowed guidance to be developed regarding the use of different notification technologies. This article describes the development of this analytical framework and the analysis of some of the results produced.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-evacuation time, notification technology, vulnerable groups
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
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Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5804

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