Adapted Sensor Data Visualization on a Smartphone: The Case of a Fire Emergency Rescue Application


  • Evry
  • Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology
  • Wesdterdals Oslo ACT


This paper discusses the challenges of visualising sensor data about fire emergencies, aimed for use in rescue operations in fire emergencies. Because of the stress experienced during such situations, it is important to consider human behaviour during emergencies, and the most efficient ways of displaying data. In addition, due to the fact that people generally only have access to their mobile phones during evacuations, this paper focus on developing an emergency aid application for a mobile device. The paper further shows how indoor location data can be utilised efficiently to aid during emergency evacuations, and how list distortion can be used to display info about the floors in a building.