Shawna Pandya on information-age disaster response

January 15, 2010

Shawna Pandya was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Prgram 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on leveraging exponential advances in technology to aid disaster response.

Civiguard Technologies (formerly XIDAR Systems), is developing mobile phone applications and portable medical technologies to assist civilians and officials alike in crisis, disaster and pandemic situations. The CiviCast application allows any civilian with a smart phone to receive integrated, reliable information from local authorities to find safety, aid and resources. CiviCommand integrates data from qualified professionals into a central touch-screen interface at incident command to evolve a comprehensive picture of the ground situation in times of crisis.