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EDGE Hotel Environment Photos

Photos of the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) platform and first responders interacting with the technology. EDGE is a multiplayer, scalable, online environment that trains first responders—within a single agency or across agency, jurisdiction, or discipline—for coordinated critical incident response. The first scenario, depicted below, features critical incidents at a hotel.

Photos are available for download on the S&T Flickr page.

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    EMS avatar kneels in front of an ambulance in the EDGE virtual training hotel environment

    EMS avatar kneels in front of an ambulance in the EDGE virtual training environment.

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    EDGE firefighter avatar sprays hose into a burning building.

    EDGE firefighter avatar sprays hose into a burning building.

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    EDGE law enforcement and firefighter avatars join forces to combat a burning fire and active shooter in the virtual hotel ballroom.

    EDGE law enforcement and firefighter avatars join forces to combat a burning fire and active shooter in the virtual hotel ballroom.

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    EDGE firefighter avatar battles a blaze in the hotel restaurant area.

    EDGE firefighter avatar battles a blaze in the hotel restaurant area.

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    EDGE law enforcement avatar battles a suspect after a civilian avatar is shot.

    EDGE law enforcement avatar battles a suspect after a civilian avatar is shot.

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    EDGE EMS avatar carries a wounded civilian to the triage area outside of the hotel.

    EDGE EMS avatar carries a wounded civilian to the triage area outside of the hotel.

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    Screen shot of the EDGE virtual training environment depicting the street view of the hotel.

    Screen shot of the EDGE virtual training environment depicting the street view of the hotel.

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    Screen shot of the EDGE virtual training environment depicting the hotel lobby restaurant.

    Screen shot of the EDGE virtual training environment depicting the hotel lobby restaurant.

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    Actual first responders at laptops navigating an EDGE scenario at a recent training event in New York City.

    Actual first responders at laptops navigating an EDGE scenario at a recent training event in New York City.

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    Actual law enforcement officer uses a laptop to command an avatar during a 2013 exercise in Sacramento, California, where EDGE was piloted.

    Actual law enforcement officer uses a laptop to command an avatar during a 2013 exercise in Sacramento, California, where EDGE was piloted.

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    EDGE firefighter, EMS, and law enforcement avatars pose in front of virtual hotel.

    EDGE firefighter, EMS, and law enforcement avatars pose in front of virtual hotel.

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    EDGE law enforcement avatars kneel with weapons drawn in a virtual hotel hallway.

    EDGE law enforcement avatars kneel with weapons drawn in a virtual hotel hallway.

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    Close up shot of a laptop running an EDGE virtual training scenario. The screen depicts the medical triage area on the street outside of the hotel.

    Close up shot of a laptop running an EDGE virtual training scenario. The screen depicts the medical triage area on the street outside of the hotel.

Last Updated: 01/18/2022
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