Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Technology Innovation: A Study of Wireless, Visual Information Communication Technology on Situational Awareness for Tactical Police Commanders
by Hartle, Frank X., III, D.Sc., Robert Morris University, 2015, 148; 3702800
Abstract (Summary)

Technology innovations in visual, wireless communications have yet to be leveraged by law enforcement. These technologies have a future in law enforcement. This limited study has provided evidence that the addition of visual, wireless communication for tactical police commanders enhances situational awareness and speeds decision making. In addition, this study has established that the technology would be accepted for use by police tactical officers once utility is demonstrated. Several issues remain that may delay its widespread adoption. These include unfamiliarity, a police centric design that is rugged, reliable and without impaired vision, and liability and cost. In addition, there is not a current wireless, broadband backbone that could transmit the signals over a large distance. Once these limitations have been overcome this technology has the potential to revolutionize policing and tactical law enforcement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kohun, Fredrick G.
Commitee: Rota, Daniel R., Skovira, Robert J.
School: Robert Morris University
Department: Information Systems and Communications
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 76/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Criminology, Information science
Keywords: Augmented reality, Head-mounted display, Information communication technology, Situational awareness, Visual two-way communication, Wearable technology
Publication Number: 3702800
ISBN: 978-1-321-74287-9
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