DIY Detection

Apps and devices that alert consumers of surrounding dangers
Implications - Technological developments are making it easier than ever before to avoid unsafe situations. DIY detection apps, tools and devices designed to help consumers recognize hazardous situations, such as the existence of poison, fire or radiation, are gaining ground in the marketplace as more consumers take safety into their own hands.
SCORE: 2.6
Untested Top 5 Examples: 5,655 Total Clicks May 12 - Oct 12
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Bomb-Seeking Smartphone Apps - SAPER Explosives Recognition Software Helps Prevent Fatalities
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 1,893 Clicks Pub: May 25, 12
Bomb-Seeking Smartphone Apps
SAPER Explosives Recognition Software Helps Prevent Fatalities
SAPER explosives recognition software is like a real-life version of Minesweeper—only with real-life consequences. Developed by the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, the... [More]
Hybrid Fire Safety Gear - TaG Smoke Detector/Mask Alerts and Protects You from Flames
SCORE: 2.7
Mild 2,129 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 12
Hybrid Fire Safety Gear
TaG Smoke Detector/Mask Alerts and Protects You from Flames
Up your chances of surviving a house fire with the TaG Smoke Mask/Detector. This hybrid safety device alerts you to when there is smoke in the house with an alarm and a flashing LED light, and also... [More]
Online Illness Detectors - The Sickweather Site Tracks the Sickness in Your Area
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 952 Clicks Pub: Jun 21, 12
Online Illness Detectors
The Sickweather Site Tracks the Sickness in Your Area
The Sickweather site uses the power of social media to track infectious diseases. The Baltimore-based website was created by Graham Dodge as a way to provide an online social health network. The... [More]
Radiation-Detecting Smartphones - The Pantone 5 107SH Can Measure and Maps Gamma Rays
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 342 Clicks Pub: Jun 8, 12
Radiation-Detecting Smartphones
The Pantone 5 107SH Can Measure and Maps Gamma Rays
The Pantone 5 107SH is the world’s first smartphone with a built-in radiation detector. The radiation-detecting handset was built by Sharp and is being distributed by Japanese telecom giant... [More]
DIY Poison Detectors - The DIY Spectrometry Kit Lets You Analyze Questionable Substances Immediately
SCORE: 2
Untested 339 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 12
DIY Poison Detectors
The DIY Spectrometry Kit Lets You Analyze Questionable Substances Immediately
Kickstarter program creater Jeffrey Yoo Warren from Somerville, Massachusetts has developed a fabulously cheap way to examine chemicals and specimens at home with the DIY Spectrometry Kit. If you&#... [More]