What is Smart Evacuation?

Smart Evacuation is harnessing technology to collect, analyze and share data. Our mission is to inspire change by driving technological innovation and in the process creating better and safer communities. Our smart evacuation technology will enable occupants of a building to find the safest and quickest route in and out of a building in case of an emergency. We create a digital twin to provide details of what is happening inside the building. Smart evacuation is using technology to guide people in and out of the building in case of an emergency such as a fire.

How does Smart Evacuation work?

In case of an emergency such as a fire, traditionally smoke detectors detect smoke, setting off the alarm and sprinklers. This signals the people inside the building to find and follow the nearest emergency exit. However, it is difficult to know whether you are running to or away from the dangerous and impacted area. There are different possibilities if potential pathways are impacted or partially blocked. If those evacuating do not know how to get out, they lose valuable time to escape or find an alternate exit. Furthermore, in a stressful situation like a fire, panic can hinder the ability for a person to act quickly and think rationally.

With our solution, when an emergency occurs, our AI system will identify the location of the emergency and map out the quickest and safest routes. The safety of the routes is indicated by the changing colors of lights placed inside the building. Occupants of the building will need to follow the green lights and avoid areas that are lit in red.

How does Smart Evacuation work?

In case of an emergency such as a fire, traditionally smoke detectors detect smoke, setting off the alarm and sprinklers. This signals the people inside the building to find and follow the nearest emergency exit. However, it is difficult to know whether you are running to or away from the dangerous and impacted area. There are different possibilities if potential pathways are impacted or partially blocked. If those evacuating do not know how to get out, they lose valuable time to escape or find an alternate exit. Furthermore, in a stressful situation like a fire, panic can hinder the ability for a person to act quickly and think rationally.

With our solution, when an emergency occurs, our AI system will identify the location of the emergency and map out the quickest and safest routes. The safety of the routes is indicated by the changing colors of lights placed inside the building. Occupants of the building will need to follow the green lights and avoid areas that are lit in red.

Providing information to emergency services

First responders need precise information of an emergency situation in order to be effective and prevent casualties. In developing situations, most often, first responders do not have an accurate and up to the minute assessment as the situation is fluid. Our unique solution addresses this information gap. The use of a digital twin provides a 3D visual allowing first responders to review the situation before they arrive on the scene. Upon arriving on the scene first responders have a much better understanding of the situation than in traditional scenarios.

Meet the Team behind EvacDroit

Dr. Fernando Kuipers
Internet Scientist
Anup Bhattacharjee
Embedded Networking
Ramanand Bhagwandin
Cloud Solutions