Verizon’s 5G Network Can Help Locate Disaster Victims

The world is excited over all the latest applications and services 5G could power, but Verizon is thinking outside the box with life-saving applications for 5G. Verizon’s Ultra Wideband network could help first responders know where they were before the disaster occurred in order to help find missing victims post-disaster.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband and new technology from Kiana Analytics have partnered to make the world safer and locate people who need aid a lot easier than it’s previously been.

Verizon partnered with Kiana Analytics to be a part of Verizon’s 5G First Responder Lab that was designed to give select companies access to Verizon’s 5G network to develop applications and refine 5G solutions for public safety. According to Verizon’s press release, “Kiana Analytics makes a cloud-based safety and security platform that leverages intelligent video and machine-learning techniques to provide predictive and behavioral analysis to improve real-time location and situational awareness.”

How is this possible though 5G though? 5G’s super fast speeds and ultra-low latency make it possible to deliver virtually real-time location information to first responders, in addition to sending 4K high-definition live video feeds.   

“With 5G, we can really look at situational awareness in real time,” said Kiana Analytics’ Nader Fathi. “Today we see about two-meter accuracy, pinging devices every three seconds. With 5G having a very fast upload and download, we can get down to sub-meter accuracy. Plus, with edge computing we can do this calculation on the cameras very quickly and tie the information with other cameras to help detect physical location.”

Article Originally Published on Verizon