P.E.D.E.R – Peder En Dokumentationsutrustning för Enklare Rapportering (Peder A Documentation Equipment for Easier Reporting)
During the course “Industrial and interaction design” at Umeå Institute of Design a design proposal was to be made of a documentation equipment for the police with complementary software. The equipment was about to offer a easier and more effective way for the police to document their cases. The result was P.E.D.E.R, a device to be warn on the arm with a screen, three physical buttons and a removable module containing a camera and microphone. The police could use the device for taking pictures, recording videos and sounds and making notes while he or she is out on a mission.
By connecting P.E.D.E.R to a computer the police gets access to all his or her files and notes that was collected during the day threw the complementary software. The software has a split screen with all data gathered from the field on one side and a text editor on the other. In that way the policeman gets a good overview of the case and makes it easier to write the report. The software also includes a speech-to-text function which makes it easier to search in recorded material since all recorded sounds are translated into text.