Main objective of the project is the design and demonstration of a system for the electronic registration of affected persons in a mass casualty incident (MCI). The e-Triage system is particularly applicable to large-scale disasters but can also be used in individual emergencies, i.e. for regular rescue service. The goal is to provide a communication and database system for everyone involved in the rescue, transport and placement of victims in hospitals and temporary lodgings.
Main event in 2011 is the MCI training situation in October with 100 affected persons (actors) and roughly 350 fire fighters and paramedics. The fully deployed e-Triage technology will be demonstrated in this close-to-real scenario.
In heavily populated areas, during major public events, in connection with the use of mass transit systems and in densely occupied public spaces of all kinds, accidents require effective crisis management. In such cases, the rescue resources normally used are suddenly no longer adequate and emergency forces have to draw on resources held in reserve. To begin with, the operational command centre and rescue forces need information as quickly as possible on the type and number of injuries. In addition, the path that those affected take through the various stations within the rescue chain also has to be clearly traceable.
Innovations and applications
This research project will convert the previous paper-based victim registration system into a consistent overall concept for the first time. The data are recorded electronically using state-of-the-art communication networks and database systems allowing an automatic documentation to permit analysis of operations at a later time. The e-Triage system comprises a self-sufficient satellite-based communication system with radio cells that can be installed locally, matching end devices with application software for the registration of victims and a distributed, self-synchronising database system.
TriaGnoSys GmbH, Weßling, http://triagnosys.com/Euro-DMS Ltd., Olching, http://www.euro-dms.de/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Psychology Department, Munich, http://www.psy.lmu.de/e-triage/
Kindly supported by
Bayerisches Rotes Kreuz, Kreisverband Starnberg, http://www.brk-starnberg.de/Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Murnau, http://www.bgu-murnau.de/Landratsamt Starnberg, Fachbereich Verkehrswesen, Brand- undKatastrophenschutz, http://www.lk-starnberg.de/
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Sicherheitsforschung - Forschung für die zivile Sicherheit, http://www.bmbf.de/de/6293.phpProjektträger VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, http://vditz.de/index.php?id=1317http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10213/335_read-1634/year-2011/http://www.dlr.de/dlr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10213/335_read-1634/year-2011/335_page-2/
Project run time
01.06.2009 - 31.05.2012