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VivoMetrics® Government Services and RAE Systems Partner to Offer Advanced Monitoring System for First Responders

Partnership combines physiologic monitoring and hazardous material detection

VENTURA and SAN JOSE, Calif. – VivoMetrics, developer of the LifeShirt® – the first real-time physiologic monitoring system – has partnered with RAE Systems (AMEX: RAE) to integrate the LifeShirt 300 with the AreaRAE wireless networks. This partnership brings together responder life-sign data and environmental hazardous material detection in real-time, on the same incident command display. This will contribute significantly to increased safety for both first responders and the people they protect.

Specifically designed for first responders, hazmat workers, firefighters and military personnel, the LifeShirt 300 is a light-weight, easy to put on, chest strap that monitors breath rate, heart rate, activity, posture and skin temperature continuously and in real-time. The AreaRAE Network System detects hazardous gases and radiation in the environment giving incident commanders instantaneous information to respond accordingly.

Data collected by the LifeShirt are transmitted in real-time using a RAELink2 wireless modem to a remote command center up to two miles away, where first responders and their working conditions are monitored. Real-time information is displayed using ProRAE Remote, PC based software that continuously displays sensor and physiological data enabling commanders to make informed decisions and pro-actively intervene when first responders appear to be in danger. ProRAE Remote also supports individual alarms based on each responder’s physical fitness.

“The LifeShirt 300 allows field commanders to assist firefighters while they are in the field and remove them from potentially harmful situations,” said Andrew Behar President of VivoMetrics Government Services. “The addition of the AreaRAE platform further enhances the capabilities of the LifeShirt to assist in such critical situations.”

“We are proud to have collaborated with VivoMetrics, combining our expertise to produce a product that can better protect firefighters and HazMat workers,” added Thomas Negre, global instrumentation products director for RAE Systems. “With over 500 AreaRAE networks deployed, most with first responders, this expands the utility of the network beyond toxic threat monitoring to first responder team monitoring by providing protection through detection.”

About VivoMetrics
VivoMetrics, founded in 1999, develops and markets ambulatory monitoring devices and provides services for the collection, analysis and reporting of subject-specific physiologic data. Pharmaceutical companies use VivoMetrics’ technologies to improve the speed and economics of clinical research. The company’s offerings also enable academic researchers to discover new clinical signatures of disease, and U.S. Government agencies to protect the lives of military and civilian first responders.

About RAE Systems
RAE Systems is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time. Products include multi-sensor chemical detection, radiation and digital video monitoring networks for homeland security and industrial applications. RAE Systems’ products enable the military and first responders such as firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency management personnel to detect, provide early warning and record events that involve weapons of mass destruction and other hazardous materials. Industrial applications include the detection of toxic industrial chemicals, volatile organic compounds and petrochemicals. RAE Systems’ products are used by many U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State, as well as all branches of the U.S. military, and by numerous city and state agencies. Our end users also include many of the world’s leading corporations in the airline, automotive, computer and oil industries. Our products are used in civilian and government atmospheric monitoring programs in over 50 countries. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit