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World Natural disasters: how a drone could revolutionize the emergency intervention

18:47  21 june  2021
18:47  21 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Ce drone serait capable de repérer les cris. © Fraunhofer Fkie This drone would be able to spot the cries.

The engineers of a German institute have developed a drone capable of identifying cries to locate people in distress. This innovation would allow to intervene more quickly and more effectively during natural disasters.

An Drone capable of intervening to save lives during the natural disasters was presented on 8 June to the 180th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America , reports the Washington Post in an article relayed by BFM Business .

This device, developed by the German Institute Fraunhofer Fkie, would soon locate survivors thanks to the identification of their cries of distress.

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To put in place this voice recognition system, the engineers have listed several sounds likely to be signs of distress, like cries.

They then trained their drone to recognize them and then equipped the appliance with a network of microphones. The device would thus be able to accurately determine the origin of the noises which it captures "in just a few seconds" , ensures Macarena Varela, engineer on the project.

#DRONES ARE OFTEN ASSOCIDED WITH RISKS FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY. Goog Gold Gold Bad Depends on the intentions of the users. An important Beneficial Use Case and Research Topic @fraunhofer_fkie are Drones for #searchandrescue . #weknowhow https://t.co/py5chils3c pic.twitter.com/abhb5o8wef

- Fraunhofer Fkie (@fraunhofer_fkie) June 15, 2021

more efficient than dogs?

This innovation, still in the prototype state, could be valuable during the relief intervention. "Drones can cover a much wider area in less time than rescue or trained dogs that evolve on the ground" , explains the engineer. These devices also have the ability to reach normally inaccessible areas.

The drones are already used by authorities in particular to map the affected areas. Other identification approaches, by thermal footprint or smell, are also under development.

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