Life-saving made easier with technology’s assistance

December 5th, 2022

Search and rescue (SAR) – the search for lost, missing or otherwise endangered people to provide medical aid and bring them to safety – is both an important and a risky job. When a catastrophe strikes, rescue workers are the first to arrive on the scene. They are exposed to all kinds of risks while working in a hazardous environment or adverse weather and under time pressure. But technology can help with that.

The UTS: University of Technology Sydney and Le Quy Don Technical University, with funding from Aus4Innovation, has implemented a project to develop a system with real-time remote sensing and unmanned aerial surveillance together with simulation training for different SAR scenarios. The project has completed a pilot in Hoa Binh province and transferred the technology to Le Quy Don University for further replication.