A framework for modeling and managing mass pedestrian evacuations involving individuals with disabilities: Networked segways as mobile sensors & actuators

Daniel Stuart, Keith Christensen, Anthony Chen, Ke Cai Cao, Caibin Zeng, Yang Quan Chen

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Abstract

Based on our previous work on Mobile Actuator and Sensor Network, Applied Fractional Calculus, Sensor Networks and BUMMPEE (Bottom-Up Modeling of Mass Pedestrian flows implications for the Effective Egress of individuals with disabilities), a general framework is proposed for modeling and managing Mass Pedestrian Evacuations (MPE) in this paper. A distinctive feature compared with previous work is the incorporation of Individuals with Disabilities (IwDs) in understanding modeling and control of mass pedestrians evacuations. Networked Seg-way Supported Responders (NSSR) have been firstly employed in the research of modeling and control/managing problem of crowd pedestrians as mobile sensors and mobile actuators. Future simulation and experimental results will be referenced for public policy professionals and planners for better evacuation policy making and route planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 2013 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9780791855911
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20137 Aug 2013

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period4/08/137/08/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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