Currant Incident Management System Launches Drone Feed Integration

  • April 14, 2016

A drone is a big investment.  Shouldn’t you get the most out of it?

Currant Inc. has announced the launch of CurrantDRONE, a feature of their online incident management system that will incorporate live data feeds from drones directly into CurrantGRID, a web-based platform used by emergency managers and first responders.

“We are so excited about this launch of our drone feed integration and its potential to change how quickly we can respond to disasters,” says Denise Spell, CEO of Currant.  “Drones can safely go where humans can’t, and our live video feed can help first responders know exactly what they’re up against,” Ms. Spell said from the OEM Conference on Drones being held in Cape May, NJ.  “OEM coordinators can achieve real-time situational awareness, determine  if there are people needing rescue, if power lines are down, or if hazardous materials are present, without traveling into harm’s way.”

Data from CurrantDRONE can feed directly into CurrantGRID, where it can be reviewed and workflowed from the safety of a mobile command center.  OEM coodinators can use this real-time data to efficiently evaluate a situation and determine a specific response.  Teams of responders can then be organized, prioritized, and assigned with the click of a mouse.  Drones can also be used to drop supplies, medicine, and information to those awaiting rescue.

 

Innovation Reigns in Park City

  • April 13, 2016

Innovation Reigns in Park City

Currant CEO Denise Spell recently attended the ThinAir Innovation Summit in Park City, Utah.  The conference featured some of the world’s leading product innovators and thinkers in human performance.

emergency management, innovation

The brain power!

Staying true to its title, the conference itself was innovative in how it brought great minds together.  Rather than herd everyone into a banquet room to listen to one speaker, attendees mingled in a “lounge” at Butchers Chop House (with great food and drink) where they could exchange ideas and immerse themselves in the culture of their host city.

Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour opened the conference with a great discussion about how to start a company.  “Innovation happens when you start solving simple problems.”  Plank never loses sight of his core focus: shirts and shoes.  “Figure out what your shirt and shoes are,” he said.

Dan Chao of Halo Neuroscience and Luke Bodensteiner of the US Ski & Snowboard Association then shared the latest in brain training for athletes.

“The difference between elite athletes’ performance many times comes down to sub second performance.  World athletes are already the 1% of the 1%, and finding a competitive edge is the challenge. We are seeing that Halo Neuroscience technology could help to give us that edge.”

Attendees were challenged to ask themselves, “How can we as individuals reach higher, go faster, and stay longer on a micro level?”  Then they were asked to scale-up their thinking to see how best to perform at a global level.

That was the question discussed at the panel entitled “The Impact of Human Performance of Global Populations.” Led by Desi Matel-Anderson, Chief Wrangler of the Field Innovation Team, panelists Denise Spell and others explored population growth and innovation impact on a massive scale.

The “Lounge” served as much more than a hospitality room – big thinkers could connect with other big thinkers and who knows the potential of great ideas coming out of there!