ImageCat is part of the new CIVIC Innovation Challenge project “CAREDEX”

24 Sep 2021

The “CaReDeX: Enabling Disaster Resilience in Aging Communities via a Secure Data Exchange” project, led by UC Irvine Professor Nalini Venkatasubramanian, aims to enhance and transform the resilience of older adults in our communities during disasters – this population group is often severely impacted during large events due to the lack of effective triage, comfort, and care. Through the use of a smart-space platform called CAREDEX, this effort will enable the assimilation and exchange of customized care information rapidly between first responders, caregivers in senior housing facilities, and older adults in a secure manner. CAREDEX will be evaluated using diverse scenarios – a wildfire event triggering relocation, wildfires coupled with a pandemic, and rapid onset earthquake events with small warning times and increased uncertainty.

The CIVIC Innovation Challenge is a collaboration with Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the National Science Foundation.

For more information about the award and project, please visit:

If you are interested in learning more about the project, please contact
Ronald Eguchi at or Marina Mendoza at