Location tracker for firefighters will deliver in 2012
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate announced that a firefighter location-tracking technology has graduated from research and development and is ready for market after nearly a decade of extensive testing by engineers and fire departments. The multi-layered technology was unveiled this week at the Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking International Technology Workshop at the Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute and is expected to reach market next year.
“Technologies have been developed that combine sensor technologies and medical sciences as a way of monitoring what is happening to that person, specifically their location, their heart rate and their temperature,” said Jalal Mapar, S&T program manager.
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