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)Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||pre-evacuation time, notification technology, vulnerable groups|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||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
|Last Modified:||13 Dec 2013 14:15|
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