New Jersey-based Currant Inc. has announced the launch of CurrantDRONE, which will incorporate live data feeds from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) directly into CurrantGRID, a Web-based platform used by emergency managers and first responders.
The company provides an online incident-management system for towns, utility companies and emergency-management personnel to evaluate, manage and respond to natural disasters and emergencies. Currant is a member of the Enterprise Development Center, located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
“We are so excited about this launch of our drone-feed integration and its potential to change how quickly we can respond to disasters,” says Denise Spell, CEO of Currant. “Drones can safely go where humans can’t, and our live video feed can help first responders know exactly what they’re up against.”
Data from CurrantDRONE can feed directly into CurrantGRID, where it can be reviewed and work-flowed from the safety of a mobile command center. Coordinators can then use the real-time data to evaluate a situation and determine a specific response.
Teams of responders can then be organized, prioritized and assigned with the click of a mouse, explains Currant, which adds that the UAVs can also be used to drop supplies, medicine or information to those awaiting rescue.