DOST to roll out ?Moses? tablets for quick disaster response

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[/caption] The agency will pilot test Moses during the National Science and Technology week celebration on July 22, according to DOST-Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga during the recently held Regional Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction Management. Moses uses tablet computers designed by DOST for hazard monitoring and evacuation assistance. One thousand units of Moses tablets are ready for distribution to identified pilot areas for testing. The tablet computers will be used for fast transmission of disaster alerts or warnings, providing localities with key information when a calamity strikes. Mallonga said the 8-inch tablets have dual SIMs and cost P20,000 per unit. It gathers data like temperature, moisture, and other vital information directly accessible from Doppler radar, water level sensors, and water gauges. ?Project Moses tablet is purposely designed to help local DRRMC in making decisions concerning the impending disaster, whether to declare suspension of works or classes in schools or to take evacuation actions in their areas of concern,? Mallonga added. — PIA-13 Caraga ]]>

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