Enhancing Evacuation Plans with a Situation Awareness System Based on End-User Knowledge Provision
AbstractRecent disasters have shown that having clearly defined preventive procedures and decisions is a critical component that minimizes evacuation hazards and ensures a rapid and successful evolution of evacuation plans. In this context, we present our Situation-Aware System for enhancing Evacuation Plans (SASEP) system, which allows creating end-user business rules that technically support the specific events, conditions and actions related to evacuation plans. An experimental validation was carried out where 32 people faced a simulated emergency situation, 16 of them using SASEP and the other 16 using a legacy system based on static signs. From the results obtained, we compare both techniques and discuss in which situations SASEP offers a better evacuation route option, confirming that it is highly valuable when there is a threat in the evacuation route. In addition, a study about user satisfaction using both systems is presented showing in which cases the systems are assessed as satisfactory, relevant and not frustrating. View Full-Text
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Morales, A.; Alcarria, R.; Martin, D.; Robles, T. Enhancing Evacuation Plans with a Situation Awareness System Based on End-User Knowledge Provision. Sensors 2014, 14, 11153-11178.
Morales A, Alcarria R, Martin D, Robles T. Enhancing Evacuation Plans with a Situation Awareness System Based on End-User Knowledge Provision. Sensors. 2014; 14(6):11153-11178.Chicago/Turabian Style
Morales, Augusto; Alcarria, Ramon; Martin, Diego; Robles, Tomas. 2014. "Enhancing Evacuation Plans with a Situation Awareness System Based on End-User Knowledge Provision." Sensors 14, no. 6: 11153-11178.