ResponDrone are preparing to hold a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop for First Responders in Thessaloniki, Greece from November 12-13.
Participants from regional and national authorities, state agencies, rescue services and fire departments will participate in the workshop aimed at identifying their needs for the future ResponDrone System.
The international ResponDrone Project, which is developing a situational awareness system for emergency situations, and provides critical information and communication services to first responders, will bring together industrial, technological and end-user partners of the consortium.
ResponDrone has started work on developing an integrated solution for first responders to operate a fleet of drones with multiple synchronized missions to enhance their situation assessment capacity and their own protection.
The company says the system of systems will simplify and accelerate situation assessment and sharing, decision making and operations management, while requiring only a small crew to operate it.
Commenting, project coordinator, Max Friedrich from the German Aerospace Center, said: “The emergency situations addressed by ResponDrone are complex and involve many stakeholders, making it particularly challenging to design a system that satisfies all requirements.”
Adding: “One of our main challenges in developing the ResponDrone system is to align the functionality of the new system with the actual needs of end users. The workshop will enable us to hear from our users what they would like to get from the system, so that we can tune the design to their specific needs.”