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Issue No. 02 - Apr.-June (2015 vol. 14)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 32-40
Jie Liu , Tsinghua University
Yongqiang Qin , Tsinghua University
Qiang Yang , Tsinghua University
Chun Yu , Tsinghua University
Yuanchun Shi , Tsinghua University
This article describes the design and implementation of a smart space for emergency response based on five system design guidelines. A large-scale interactive tabletop with dedicated software serves as the center for collaboration. Information on the tabletop and peripheral devices can be shared via a user interface sharing technique. The authors deployed their smart space in a forest fire simulation and evaluated team performance in comparison with a control group. Analysis of the results reveals that this smart space can significantly improve team performance as well as team cognition. This article is part of a special issue on smart spaces.
Emergency services, Internet of things, Geographic information systems, Intelligent sensors, Interactive services

J. Liu, Y. Qin, Q. Yang, C. Yu and Y. Shi, "A Tabletop-Centric Smart Space for Emergency Response," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 32-40, 2015.
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