How AR Drones are Saving Lives during Hurricane Florence with Adam Kaplan of Edgybees

 

Major natural disasters have shocked the United States in recent memory and left many without their homes, communities and loved ones. From the California wildfires to most recently Hurricane Florence, first responders need the resources to better save those in need, and now they have a new tool in their toolbox: the HD video, AR capable drone. We connected with Adam Kaplan, CEO and co-founder of the AR software firm Edgybees, to learn more about using augmented reality and drones to aide municipalities in natural disaster relief and public safety missions. “We really focus on the ability to use AR to better understand and collaborate with video,” Kaplan said. “We believe that there’s a lot of really great practical applications that can do a lot of good for the world.” Edgybees’ video software is in action right now for Hurricane Florence relief. It’s allowing for unmanned search and rescue (SAR) missions that are more efficient with better video and better search patterns. “What started off as a game has turned into a technology that is helping people complete their missions in public safety environments. In fact, I’m here outside of Hurricane Florence where we’re doing work with our software and a number of drones,” Kaplan said.

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