Revolutionizing Firefighting: SCDF Unveils Smart Glasses Powered by 5G and AI

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Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) has ushered in a new era of firefighting with the launch of smart glasses harnessing augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and 5G technology.

Singapore, September 18, 2023 – In a groundbreaking development, SCDF has introduced 5G-connected smart glasses designed to empower firefighters with advanced technology. These innovative glasses enable firefighters to perform AI-powered visual inspections, access voice-activated commands, and follow step-by-step on-screen procedures.

At the recent IBM Think event held in Singapore, SCDF personnel showcased how these smart glasses revolutionize their operations. They demonstrated how the glasses facilitated equipment inspections, ensured gear completeness, and provided maintenance warnings for specific tools.

Ling Young Ern, SCDF’s Deputy Commissioner for Future Technology and Public Safety, emphasized that these glasses are meant to enhance firefighters’ abilities rather than replace them. He stated, “The human judgment, the human decision is still needed in the process, and we cannot delegate that to a machine.”

The integration of 5G technology also plays a pivotal role in enabling augmented reality (AR) remote assistance, particularly in post-fire investigations. SCDF highlighted that ground commanders will have real-time access to fire investigation specialists, engaging in live augmented annotations video interactions to enhance scene processing and analysis.

The ambitious project is set to be piloted at SCDF’s Smart Fire Station, located at the Punggol Fire Station. This collaborative endeavor involves key stakeholders, including the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency), StarHub, and IBM.

This innovative leap in firefighting technology promises to elevate emergency response capabilities, ensuring more efficient and effective firefighting operations. The combination of AI, augmented reality, and 5G connectivity is poised to make a significant impact in the field of public safety.

As the world witnesses this remarkable advancement in firefighting, SCDF’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technology is evident. With these smart glasses, they are not just keeping up with the times; they are leading the way toward a safer and more technologically advanced future.

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