International technology company Nokia is stepping into the UAV market with an innovative disaster response model.
Nokia’s ‘Nokia Saving Lives’ initiative demonstrates how groups of drones flying in formation can conduct effective and time efficient searches for people in disaster zones.
The ‘Nokia Saving Lives’ initiative establishes a control centre in a disaster location which analyses data to derive useful insights that enable quick decision-making for efficient and safe rescue operations.
Nokia’s Ultra Compact Network provides a standalone LTE network to quickly re-establish connectivity to various mission-critical applications including video-equipped drones.
Drones are able to stream video and other sensor data in real time from the disaster site to a control centre, providing inputs such as exact locations where people are stranded and nature of the difficulty of reaching the locations.
In addition to aerial formations Nokia has demonstrated the creation of an instant high-speed LTE network to establish connectivity between video camera-equipped drones and a control centre.
Nokia’s video and data analytics solution together with rescue applications and mission advisor tools provide the required intelligence for making appropriate decisions quickly.
Bernard Najm, head of the Middle East Market Unit, said: “Nokia always strives to expand the human possibilities of technologies for the benefit of mankind. We are committed to corporate social responsibility, and with ‘Nokia Saves Lives’ we want to use our technologies with drones to show efficient rescue operations in collaboration with NGOs and network operators. The selection of this initiative by the UAE Drones for Good
The demonstration of the innovative ‘Nokia Saves Lives’ initiative took place at the UAE Drones for Good (D4G) Award event, which opened today in Dubai.