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Firefighter-Saving Pills
The Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor Alerts User to Heat Stress


By: Meghan Young (Superstar) Jan 21, 13
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Firefighters put their lives on the line everyday just showing up to work since they never know what the day could hold for them and the Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor hopes to save them. It is an ingestible pill that transmits data pertaining to their vitals. It specifically provides warning when they are starting to suffer from heat stress.

Developed by researchers in Australia, the Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor pill connects to a device strapped on each firefighter’s chest, which then sends the information to an external computer a safe distance from the blaze. Tracking skin temperature and heart/respiratory rates, the Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor pill could be the missing link between life and death for firefighters. If any of their vitals are compromised, it would allow them to pull out and rest.



Source: theverge
Readmore: popsci



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