Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Project Center

Sante Fe, New Mexico


Our project aimed to help our sponsor, Simtable LLC, bring real-time visual communication to fire personnel. Simtable LLC is developing a software called LiveTexture, which will collect imagery of wildfires from several sources and generate a three dimensional (3D) model of the situation. The technology will enable firefighters to view and annotate 3D maps and exchange information in real time. We researched the limitations of current wildfire management communications systems, and interviewed wildfire response personnel to determine the functions their jobs require. The end result of our project included non-functional mock-up user interfaces that visually outlined how users will interact with LiveTexture to more efficiently reach their goals.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology