Headwall advances to Phase 4 of the NIST CommanDING Tech Challenge, will be utilized in live public safety exercise
Headwall enables remote command and control capabilities for incident responders
The Headwall Team will travel to Memphis, TN for the Phase 4 event, where the technology will be used to aid first responders in a live pubic safety exercise.
"Headwall is grateful to NIST for inviting us to Phase 4. We look forward to the live exercise in Memphis and to proving out virtual reality for true operational use." said Geoff Bund, Headwall CEO.
About the NIST CommanDING Tech Challenge
Emergency situations are complicated, time-sensitive, and demanding events. An effective public safety response requires naming a commander, allocating resources, mapping the area of impact, tracking individuals and objects, identifying areas of concern, and more. Through the CommanDING Tech Challenge, PSCR is hoping to improve the quality and usability of incident command dashboards. The challenge is looking to improve existing dashboards and also provides an opportunity for new entries into the field. PSCR is looking for dashboards that improve public safety officials’ ability to respond to emergencies through effective user interfaces and user experiences, the ability to work with data input from sensors and video streams, and the ability to locate both stationary and mobile sensors in 3-D space.
About Headwall Inc.
Headwall is a software company that allows for a digital twin of a command center to be deployed in a virtual reality headset. Headwall empowers the people who respond to the world’s most urgent crises with the tools they need to work fast and effectively. Headwall places secure video feeds, data visualization, and real-world hardware control into an immersive environment. In situations that demand rapid decision making, Headwall delivers situational awareness at the point of need.