Editor's note: "We've seen a lot of negative stories about SCBA lately, so it's nice to see a positive example of where technology might be able to take us in the future," says Chief Adam K. Thiel. Check out his thoughts here.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A new technology for SCBA masks gives firefighters "bionic" vision.
Tanagram's Augmented Reality mask helps firefighters "see" even in dark, smoky conditions, according to a CNN "Start Small, Think Big" report.
The video below shows how the technology provides firefighters with data about their surroundings, including oxygen levels, temperatures, possible contaminants, exit paths, and even video of the other members in their team.
"Our job was really to kind of give [firefighters] back their senses," inventor Joseph Juhnke says in the video. "All they have to do is put [the mask] on."
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Freddy Cota Sr.Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:05:00 PMCool new Firefighting Technology!
Parymedics Parymedics MexicoTuesday, November 05, 2013 6:20:50 PMuna nueva oportunidad, tenia un amigo Gilberto en la prepa 9 que pese a ser debil en la capacidad visual, estudiaba para fisico matematico, con esta herramienta, podria lograr mucho mas.