Do you want to experience how PSCR is leveraging Virtual Reality for testing new first responder technologies? Come hear the vision for VR technologies exciting application for public safety communications. The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Lab is creating a wide library of virtual environments and adaptive physical spaces to test and evaluate mission critical technologies in a public safety environment. At a single speaker presentation, Dereck Orr will: (1) Introduce the NIST PSCR R&D mission in advancing public safety communications with innovative technologies; (2) Communicate current testing challenges and advances in a virtual public safety test bed with simulated operating conditions; (3) Discuss the upcoming release of a NIST multi-million dollar grant program focused on prototyping and researching the use of a virtual reality test environment for public safety applications; (4)Engage the community on how to get involved.
Dereck Orr – NIST Public Safety Communications Research Division