Optimal evacuation plans in emergency situations

Patent No. 10,026,278

Issued: July 17, 2018
Filed: January 17, 2017

Inventor: Asaro; Alessandra (Rome, IT), Carnevale; Giulia (Rome, IT), Gianfico; Marco (Sant'Antimo, IT), Ragusa; Roberto (Rome, IT)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)


An evacuation system which maintains an active count of people in real time in a location, for example a building or other geographic area with defined boundaries and dynamically calculates the best path for a user or group of users to follow when an emergency situation occurs. The people in the location may be tracked by a user wearable RFID device and may classify the people based on specific needs or other criteria.


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