Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a fire helmet that can help you find your way even in total darkness.
The device is equipped with a wireless information transmission system and several signal modules that tell a firefighter where to go. This is accomplished via vibroacoustic signals. Depending on which module sends the signal, the firefighter decides in which direction they should move.
The helmet can be integrated with a wide range of devices, including drones and quadcopters, which can be equipped with thermal cameras. A firefighter who has strayed from their group can receive signals from it and find a way out of a building even in conditions of zero visibility.
Haptic Helmet is also able to communicate with a remote operator, or even connect to various sensors inside the premises. Thus, the device can save more than one life.
The helmet will be tested with the help of virtual reality - the technology that can simulate the conditions of a real fire authentically.
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