Nokia Saving Lives

Intelligent solutions for
worldwide rescue operations

The Project

Nokia developed Nokia Saving Lives project to demonstrate the power of technological progress to save lives. Strong coordination and the synergies created by combined use of different technologies and key stakeholders can resolve the structural limitations in future rescue operations. Nokia Saving Lives is part of Nokia Innovations, which focuses on the future technology development.

Nokia Saving Lives Won the UAE Drones for Good Award!

By Colin Graf von Hardenberg and Enrique Ramírez

Nokia showcased the use of drones, video data analytics and control center to facilitate efficient rescue operations for first responders at the third consecutive UAE Drones for Good showcase held in Dubai Feb. 17-18 in Dubai. Nokia Saving Lives is an innovation and non-profit project initiated and run by Nokia Innovation Steering. It demonstrates that technological progress can save lives when different technologies fully leverage their combined potential, and when key stakeholders work together to resolve structural limitations.  Nokia‘s low weight communication equipment capable of being carried via drones won the international category prize, honored by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince.

The Nokia Saving Lives project combines LTE technology with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications such real-time high-definition video and infrared cameras to help emergency services to provide fast response and communication in disaster zones. Nokia Saving Lives won the 1st prize and $1 million in the International Drones category in the UAE Drones for Good Award.

Nokia Joins the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

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The Technology

LTE-based communications equipment used with drones equipped with cameras can play a vital role when disaster strikes. We can also equip drones with other equipment to enhance their effectiveness, based on the needs of the rescue effort.


The Solution

Nokia seeks better collaboration with country operators, vendors, and global NGOs for saving lives in the future rescue operations. Nokia Saving Lives is planned as a sustainability activity. We want to work closer with relief organizations, so we may offer our technology and expertise to help people.

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