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Relation between BMI and Exit Time of a Building in an Emergency Situation: Earthquake.
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  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Information technology and adata processing
This paper states a research on what is the relation established between the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the exit time of people inside of the building when an earthquake takes place. To accomplish this goal in this article is presented a case of study in where is develop a simulation that uses as physical infrastructure a graph representation of a university building in Ecuador. The sensor nodes and the evacuation routes are also represented in this simulation. On the other hand, the study is developed using metrics as the earthquake magnitude, the body mass index, nature of soil, footwear and clothing, all of this variation combined between them allow to determine the relation of BMI and exit time in an emergency situation. As a result of this work solid conclusions are obtained, displaying the statements as the BMI is related to the exit time independently of the speed of the people, the clothing that one person is using at the moment of an emergency affect the time that they need to evacuate and it is increased with the type of shoes when walking. Another important topic that influence at the exit time is the type of soil, because it generates a considerable reduction of the speed of the person to go to an exit door. Finally, all of the experiments and the result of that are introduced in the body of this document and additional information in the appendix section.
Engineering Letters
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Scimago Journal & Country Rank: Q2 2016 H factor: 10
  • Autor: Washington Adrián Velásquez Vargas (UPM)
  • Autor: José Andrés Muñoz Arcentales (UPM)
  • Autor: Joaquin Luciano Salvachua Rodriguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Internet de Nueva Generación
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de I+d+i en Procesado de la Información y Telecomunicaciones
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
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