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2019 / Design For Society / Design for Environment / Student


  • Prizes
    Silver in Design for Society/Design for Environment
  • Lead Designer
    Victor Cinq-Mars
  • Design Team
    Victor Cinq-Mars
  • Project Link
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

Xio is an autonomous aerial solution for efficient emergency responses in national parks. The UAV monitors the park environment and when a possible incident is spotted it sends information back to its tower. The tower distributes the relevant information to multiple channels. A live feed is sent to a desktop interface where Interpretive rangers can relay over radio finer details to Protective rangers. If the Interpretive rangers aren't available the system will still broadcast basic information over radio so rangers can address the situation.

Photo Credit: Victor Cinq-mars