MIME Overview

Managing Information in Medical Emergencies

How can technology support Community First Responders? The MIME project is using sensors, tablets and natural language generation technology to support community first responders.

For more information, please contact Alasdair Mort.

Project Objectives

Digital Technology Aids

How can digital technology and sensors aid initial clinical and logistic challenges in managing the patient?

Recording Information

Investigate the best ways to record and interpret the patient’s history and physical signs, to be understood be people with different levels of expertise.

Information Handover

How can you conserve important pieces of information and convey these accurately during the journey of care?


  • Professor Phil Wilson (Principal Investigator), Centre for Rural Health
  • Professor Ehud Reither (Associate-Investigator), Computing Science
  • Dr Alasdair Mort (Research Fellow) Centre for Rural Health
  • Dr Anne Schneider (Research Fellow) Computing Science
  • Dr Hien Nguyen (Research Fellow) Computing Science
  • Peter Kindness (PhD student)

Project Partners

We are working with the following partners on this project



Key Outcomes

  • The  MIME platform is in the early stages of commercialisation. It has received commercialisation funding from the dot.rural Knowledge Exchange fund, the Digital Health Institute, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and incubaton at Biocity.
  • Publications include
    • Schneider, A., Vaudry, P., Mort, A., Mellish, C., Reiter, E., and Wilson, P. (2013) MIME – NLG in Pre-hospital CareIn Proceedings of 14th European Natural Language Generation Workshop (ENLG’13), Annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2013 (ACL 2013). Sofia, Bulgaria.
    • Kindness, P., Dennis, M., Mellish, C., Masthoff, J., & Smith, K. (2013) Towards Affective Emotional Support for Community First Responders Experiencing Stress. In AFFINE workshop, Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. Geneva.
    • Kindness, P., Mellish, C., & Masthoff, J. (2013). How virtual teammate support types affect stress. In Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. Geneva
    • Kindness, P. (2013). Towards a virtual teammate whose support can help alleviate stress in the prehospital care domain. Doctoral Consortium, In Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. Geneva.
    • Schneider, A., Sharma, N., Mort, A., Mellish, C., Reiter, E. & Wilson, P. (2013). Designing a Mobile Device for Pre-hospital Care. In Proceedings of 7th Annual Irish HCI Conference (iHCI 2013), Dundalk, Ireland.
    • Kindness, P., Mellish, C., & Masthoff, J. (2013). Identifying and measuring stressors present in pre-hospital care. In Proceedings of Pervasive Health 2013, Venice.