An integrated disaster response information surveillance system

Koushby Majagah, Syed Haque

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This paper describes the design and development of an integrated disaster responseinformation surveillance (IDRIS) wireless system for use by the emergency medical service (EMS). IDRIS is built on two complimentary models: the architectural model and the computational model. Using front end tablet PCs equipped with wireless technology IDRIS is a real-time data recording, information display, storage, communication and trackingsystem to be used by the EMS department personnel at disaster sites. With its built-in two complementary models coupled with features to adapt to user behaviour (to suit different conditions), we believe that IDRIS has the potential to be a key component for disaster management strategies, a system for surveillance of diseases and detecting unusual syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-310
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics


  • Digital EMS
  • EMS
  • Emergency medical service
  • Emergency response
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Fuzzy sets
  • Medical condition
  • Neural network
  • Surveillance
  • Syndromic surveillance


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