Sensing the danger

Pierce, Julia
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7670, p16
Reports on helmet-mounted displays and wearable sensors under development by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). Use of wearable computers to prevent deaths among firefighters by helping them to navigate in smoke and assess danger levels; Development of sensors that measure temperature and air composition can also be distributed.


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