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Web based tool for resource allocation in multiple mass casualty incidents

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2 Author(s)
Inampudi, V.S. ; Electr. & Comput. Eng. Dept., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA ; Ganz, A.

In this paper we introduce a Web based real time resource allocation tool that can assist the incident commanders and resource managers in the complex task of resource allocation and transportation for multiple simultaneous incidents that occur in close geographical proximity. The tool takes real time inputs like the location of emergency sites and damaged routes from Google Maps, generates an optimal transportation plan so that emergency sites with highest priorities for a resource are assigned the resources in the least amount of time. The optimal solution is presented graphically using Google Maps. Our solution can be used for emergency resource allocation at both the initial response stage and later stages.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2009. EMBC 2009. Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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3-6 Sept. 2009