Research & Development

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VoTech has been running an internal R&D effort over several specific areas since 2005.

PerformEs addresses a wide market and provides a broader capability. PerformEs facilitates assessment activities of individuals or teams in either benign environments like classrooms or offices as well as in more complex in-the-field or on-the-job environments such as mining sites, hospital emergency facilities, defence weapon platforms or at live or simulation training facilities, etc.

PerformEs provides the user with the ability:

  • to create custom forms, assessments, and questionaries for different tasks or job types
  • to synchronize, send and receive new and completed forms, update data collected or reviewed using any connectivity means with an office or in a cloud
  • manage, produce and organise the assessments or check lists yourself
  • control and manage an assessment process and integrate with training delivery
  • receive customizable reports
  • voice recognition

The Phoenix Incident Data Management System (PIDMS)concept is constructed to deliver improvements in operational and training performance in the emergency management sector by

  • quickly building and maintaining a common operating picture of the incident; the operating picture comprises all forms of relevant data such as (indicative) incident control and related resource status and position, fire line position and movement rate, topographical maps with sector boundaries and control points annotated, fuel types and combustability states, weather situation; the data inputs are sourced from airborne sensors, ruggedised PDAs and laptops with native databases, communicating over local area wireless networks, RF networks and wide area networks efficiently distributing the common operating picture which has been customised for the specific user;
  • efficiency is achieved through the use of electronic data that is distributed largely in short message form, made feasible by pre-processing data where practical and the use of standardized descriptors that are selected rather than entered manually; data customization provides for focused data sets aligned with the responsibility of the specific AIIMS position
  • decision support tools that draw on the most effective incident management tactics; intelligent agents provide an emulation of the tactical responses of the best incident controllers, through a process of capturing these behaviours and embodying them in a reasoning system that offers support to the IC with front end incident assessment; the capturing of best practice is a blend of existing research knowledge and structured operational IC input
  • data management techniques designed to match human data processing characteristics; intelligent agents sift through the data sets relevant to the IC and his incident action plan and associated tasks, assessing the data for relevance and importance with respect to his goals, screening the miscellaneous and drawing attention to the critical; at sector level and above, assessments of subordinate team performance are derived to support safety and fire fighting capability over incident duration.