The CHARIoT Challenge, hosted by PSCR and its challenge partners, invites innovators to build augmented reality (AR) interfaces or Internet of Things (IoT) data emulators by participating in a multi-phase contest. The Challenge is running two multi-phase contests, simultaneously: Build Augmented Reality Interfaces for First Responder and Emulate Smart City Data for Disaster Scenarios. PSCR and its challenge partners will award prizes and technical services valued up to $1,100,000.
AR Contestants will create augmented reality interfaces for public safety to improve communications in four emergency scenarios. They will earn points by creating interfaces for first responders (heads-up displays) or incident command (holograms) utilizing smart building and personal area network sensor data. Successful contestants will design and integrate streams of live data into augmented reality interfaces at a live competition at a public safety training center.
IoT Contestants will develop a data appliance capable of emulating smart city data streams in four emergency scenarios. They’ll determine the best building and personal area network sensors which are most useful for first responders to successfully complete their tasks in four provided emergency scenarios. Successful contestants will transmit the simulated data during a live competition at a public safety training center.
The contests call upon startups, developers, data gurus, engineers, and user experience experts to develop solutions that can identify and transmit scenario-accurate city and personal network data streams or deliver first responders actionable and intuitive augmented reality interfaces.
Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services crews cannot respond efficiently without proper situational awareness. Up to now, they’ve relied on eyewitness, radio and traditional communications channels for information. But IoT devices, smart buildings and smart cities also have the potential to provide tremendous amounts of information that remain largely inaccessible by first responders and incident command officers.
Through the CHARIoT Challenge, the AR and IoT contestants will demonstrate these IoT data streams and integrate them into actionable AR solutions that together will help public safety communicate and respond more efficiently. By empowering America’s first responders with the leading-edge technology, together, we can save lives.
IoT contestants must register and submit their concepts by April 23.
AR contestants must register and submit their concepts by May 6.
Visit chariotchallenge.com for more information.
Review the Official Rules at Challenge.gov.