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Published: 3 Mar 2011

CeBIT: Control Room


Fraunhofer research institute presented its vision of the crisis control room of the future at CeBit 2011.

The SmartControlRoom is designed to reduce stress for operators during a disaster by deploying adaptive user interfaces.

Using a series of cameras, the room can identify individuals’ faces, gestures and head movements to analyse each operator’s visual focus of attention, bringing up their tools on the corresponding displays.

The room is equipped with a haptic wall and table screens to display live video feeds and maps, while allowing the operators to direct the location of emergency services in real time.

CeBit, the digital technology show, takes place in Hanover from March 1-5 2011.

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