With An Aim to Boost Emergency Response NIST Launches Innovation Contests in IoT, Augmented Reality

Theinternetofthings Report | April 23, 2020

With An Aim to Boost Emergency Response NIST Launches Innovation Contests in IoT, Augmented Reality
  • IoT contest focuses on the production of smart city data streams to simulate disaster scenarios.

  • The program team is working to recruit contestants, which could include technologists, AR developers, gamers, UI/UX specialists, students, smart city and IoT data experts, and beyond.

  • IoT visualization and training for public safety parameters and so they'll be available to really help guide, inform and collaborate with the contestants.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology will soon kick off two national innovation contests that aim to strategically leverage augmented reality and internet of things technologies to transform public safety officials’ abilities to respond to emergencies.

While the IoT contest focuses on the production of smart city data streams to simulate disaster scenarios, its AR counterpart seeks to create AR interfaces for first responders. Each contest envelops research and development phases leading up to a final fourth phase of competition—NIST’s CHARIoT Challenge—which will ultimately integrate the IoT data streams into AR headsets to demonstrate how the wearable and sensor technologies can ultimately help public safety officials to make quicker, more informed decisions.

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We're trying to get people to think innovatively and out of box, NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research Division Chief Dereck Orr recently told Nextgov about the effort.


In detailing the inspiration behind the new challenge, which offers up more than $1 million in cash prizes, Orr explained that the devices first responders can access to support their work are not far off from the commercial devices people use daily. This means that interactions with those devices require a great deal of hands-on swiping, tapping and pinching.

 

We have great challenge partners that are kind of experts currently in the field, for both augmented reality and IoT visualization and training for public safety parameters and so they'll be available to really help guide, inform and collaborate with the contestants.


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About NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals.

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