Guardian Airwaves, LLC Overview 

Guardian Airwaves designs, develops, and facilitates virtual reality and augmented reality interactive training modules for first responders and safety standards.  We partner with SMEs to review and incorporate current and future operating standards of procedures that are required for firefighting, medical emergency responses, and hazardous workplaces to keep its workers safe. 

Our core belief that along with property, loss of life is preventable. This can be accomplished through modern training technology provided by Guardian Airwaves.

Guardian Airwaves is WBENC & WOSB Certified. Partnered with UgCS Drone Flight Planning Educational program, Autodesk Developers Network, and ACM member to keep abreast of new computer machinery developments.

 

 

The Problem:

  • Fires are more devastating and is a worldwide problem.
  • In the US, 17% of Firefighter (FF) deaths in the last 10 years occurred during training.
  • 70% of FFs fatalities were volunteers.
  • Firefighter & First Responder training is not keeping pace – IT IS OUTDATED.
  • Current training is too expensive, time consuming to coordinate, has a low reach per session.

The Solution:

  • Guardian Airwaves’ proprietary approach will increase the number of trained firefighters, increase skill levels and confidence so they can fight fire aggressively and provide for safety first — lowering cost, injuries, and fatalities.
  • Guardian Airwaves’ solution is in high demand in both public sector (State, Local and National Firefighter and First Responder).
  • Future evolution of the offering will incorporate: Machine Learning to challenge users with dynamic medical and fire scenarios, biometric monitoring, haptics, and physical installation environments.

 

Guardian Airwaves Core Competencies

  • Collaborative development process with subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Feedback Loop Methodologies
  • Heuristic evaluations with end-user beta participants
  • Analytical evaluations through software computations
  • Rapid prototyping of augmented and virtual reality concepts
  • Use-case specific design and development
  • Development of unique scalable solutions tailored to areas of fire suppression and prevention and investigations.
  • XR integration & optimization with current public safety training curriculum. 

 

Guardian Airwaves Differentiators

  • Internal Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Standard of Operations & Safety Compliance to uphold NIST, GDPR, and CCPA 2.0.
  • Simple two-tier company structure for agile and scrum deliverables
  • Cinematic quality
  • Innovative in artificial intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) architect systems applications.
  • Committed to ushering in XR computer vision technology for training in safety operating procedures, situational awareness, and potential use during actual emergency incidents
  • Device Platform Agnostic

 

Guardian Airwaves Past Performances

  • 2018 UI/UX Virtual Reality Heads Up Display Navigation Award from Public Safety Communication Research (PSCR), a division of NIST.
  • End-user testing with CALFIRE (TGU), USFS, USFWS, and Glenn-Codora firefighters of Guardian Airwaves’ virtual reality (VR) prototypes:
    • Fire Control Burn Training 
    • Emergency Medical Response Primary Assessment
    • Fire Control Room training & interaction with Siemens Fire Control System
    • Multi-user tech demo platform Pending Project:
    • Augmented Visually Assistive Navigation System using MS HoloLens and mobile handheld platforms (IOS & Android) – pending

 

Guardian Airwaves’  Institutional Review Board (GA-IRB)

Guardian Airwaves’ Institutional Review Board (GA-IRB) is an independent 8-member committee comprised of scientists, educator & curriculum developer, subject matter experts of fire control, firefighter safety, and fire service. Its purpose of establishment is to review and approve augmented reality, virtual reality, XR technology research involving human subjects in the public safety sector. Informed Consent is one of its goals. Review and approval methodologies will surround the research and development of user accessibility, user experience, learned gain, physical affects, adhering to standards of operating procedure of the learning goals of a topic. Feedback from the R&D participants will be documented and shared.