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Can AI & VR solve the challenges of our first responders?

As we accelerate into a digital-first future, there are some jobs that can never be replaced. Emergencies happen all the time and the first responders are crucial players in controlling the damage and saving lives. Ambulance workers, firefighters, police officers; all these workers are needed in extraordinary times. And they are people, the same as the ones they’re saving. So who is helping them?

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A systematic approach to maintaining a high “Stridsvärde”*

*”Stridsvärde” is our capacity to perform a specific task. It includes both physical and psychological abilities. It is dynamic and changes depending on recovery, preparation, experience and expectations.
Keeping track of the current stridsvärde helps us not just to realize when we are likely to succeed (high stridsvärde) or risk putting too much pressure on personnel (low stridsvärde).

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Ergonomics for Emergency Dispatchers

You may know emergency dispatchers as the people at the end of an emergency call that helps people through some of the worst moments in life. But behind calm voices are stressed out individuals, with Chron mentioning that they typically have 8- or 12-hour shifts, with some shifts lasting as long as 24 hours. Emergency dispatchers are also usually required to work on weekends and holidays. That means, being a dispatcher is mentally and emotionally taxing, requiring sustained attentiveness, waiting for calls to come through and acting as an intermediary between a caller and rescue workers.