Atlantic Canada Public Safety Research and Innovation Laboratory

About | People | Equipment | Location 


The lab is meant to serve as an open space for any students and faculty who are interested in forwarding research (and treatment) into the health, safety and wellness of Canadian (and international) public safety workers (e.g., police, fire, ambulance, corrections, emergency communications). Co-directed by faculty from both Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences, we strongly encourage multidisciplinary research and a comprehensive and inclusive approach to the real-world issues uniquely faced by our public safety personnel.

Technical development and research is largely within the realms of

  • Computer vision 
    • Segmentation
    • Background modelling
    • Multi-sensor registration
    • Automated sensor orientation
    • Location detection
  • Machine learning
    • Classification
    • Prediction


  • Dr. Stephen Czarnuch (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Human motion tracking
    • Automated planning
  • Prof. Rosemary Ricciardelli (Department of Sociology)
    • Institutional and Community Corrections
    • Masculinities
    • Desistance from Crime
    • Social Health
    • Correctional and Police Officers


The majority of the equipment in the lab currently supports human motion tracking and detection and simulation.

  • 6 Microsoft Kinect Azure sensors
  • 4 Microsoft Kinect V2 sensors
  • 2 Microsoft Kinect V1 sensors
  • Nvidia TX1 GPU
  • Nvidia TX2 GPU
  • Oculus Quest
  • one computational server
  • one high-end GPU computer
  • two standard workstations
  • several webcams and standard RGB cameras.


Bruneau Centre 
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL