Fire Fighting with the I-Garment

nym | 01:18 AM

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This suit based wearable computer called the i-garment, is designed to assist fire fighters in the Portuguese Civil Protection. It's similar to the military suit we mentioned before here on igargoyle, except that it's aimed at detecting vital signs like heartbeat and temperature, and goes one step further by monitoring the location of the wearer. I'm curious exactly how the positioning works, since GPS technology is usually fuzzy to about fifteen feet.

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Well, differential GPS can do millimeter accuracy
over time. So if a firefighter is trapped
or unconscious for about 5 ~ 15 seconds, it
can precisely locate him (especially if people
connected have precisely established their
base location).


Posted by: wook at December 11, 2005 05:36 PM
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