SensorUp showcased an internet of things-based system designed to help keep first responders safer. The project was funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to demonstrate how integrating existing Internet of Things sensor technologies using a standards-based approach can support first responder missions. The technology was demonstrated at DHS S&T headquarters in Washington, DC. 

It works like this: SensorUp’s IoT platform configures the information from more than 27 IoT sensors and reports it to a common operating picture viewed by managers directing the response. The platform reports the biometrics of first responders side-by-side with other important situational details. That way, managers can understand the whole situation from a single information access point. Think S.H.I.E.L.D. managing the Avengers’ response to incoming threats from a single screen on the bridge of the Helicarrier.

Dr. Steve Liang, Founder and CEO of SensorUp, demonstrating SensorUp's interoperable IoT platform to Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary of Department of Homeland Security.
Dr. Steve Liang, Founder and CEO of SensorUp, demonstrating SensorUp’s interoperable IoT platform to Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary of Department of Homeland Security.

The system was demonstrated to the Department of Homeland Security as part of an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) IoT project showcasing the interoperability of open standards for the internet of things. The OGC is a leading standards organization focusing on open standards for web mapping and GIS, and the Internet of Things.