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Globe’s Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform improves situational awareness

It integrates physiological and location monitoring into a system that collects, transmits and displays user data in real time

Globe’s Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform (WASP) acts a tool to track the location of crews to improve situational awareness and potentially shorten the time needed to rescue a downed firefighter.

The WASP shirt is made from four-way stretch knit fabric that wicks moisture away and dries quickly. It is also durable enough to withstand normal firefighter activities and multiple washes.

The sensors are mounted on an adjustable strap embedded within a flame-resistant T-shirt. The TRX location union is worn on a belt at the waist and provides indoor location data in 3D. The Zephyr BioHarness 3 electronic module tracks heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate, activity levels, posture and other physiological factors.