How AR Can Benefit Firefighters
The firefighters can gain more intelligence about what is going on in and around the scene of a fire via “a transparent display with the transmission coming directly from a built-in camera on the drone,” Virtual Reality Times reports. The firefighter piloting the drone gets a much more expansive view of the scene in real time without losing track of the drone.
The AR glasses combined with the drone allow firefighters to help their fellow first responders navigate the terrain from a safe, remote location and warn them of any dangers, Next Reality notes. That can improve operational efficiency, including for search and rescue, and improve the safety of firefighters and civilians.
Additionally, with increased intelligence, firefighting teams are able to quickly determine where to send firefighters first to battle blazes and locations to avoid.
Another fire department adopting the combination of DJI drones and Epson AR smart glasses is the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services team in Canada.
“It’s hard to imagine how we would have done this without that aerial perspective,” Chief John Lane of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says in a DJI blog post. “It’s been instrumental in providing really high-quality intelligence that we couldn't have seen in any other way."