Sep. 01, 2015 to Feb. 28, 2018
The aim of the EMYNOS (nExt generation eMergencY commuNicatiOnS) project is to design, specify and develop a Next Generation emergency framework that resolves current limitations to the usage of a caller location retrieval, support for persons with various categories of disabilities, eCall extensions including photos and videos and the exploitation of social media to support disaster management operations. EMYNOS will enable users to make emergency calls across heterogeneous devices such as PCs, TV sets, mobile devices, AAC, and haptic devices, using various mature technologies.
The coordination of the project is done by Dr. Yacine Rebahi from Fraunhofer FOKUS. The Business Unit for Electronic Safety and Security Solutions for the Public and Industries (ESPRI) works on the collection and preparation of social media messages to provide a situation overview in an emergency center. Unstructured text content is filtered and classified in order to discover different emergency cases, the results are visually presented in a demonstrator. Furthermore, ESPRI is implementing a warning mechanism to automatically distribute »pre-information« to show citizens that the authorities are already aware of the incident and will take care of the situation.