First aid technology is constantly evolving, but the First Response Monitor may be at the forefront of innovation. Created by the Cambridge Design Partnership, the First Response Monitor is a small, compact device meant to clip onto the bottom of your nose. The device detects a person's respiratory rate, heart rate and temperature. The small screen on the device can be used to read the data, but there is also an accompanying app for tablet or smartphones.
Designed to be an emergency measure for trauma patients, the progress of each person can be tracked over time. The information generated can also be sent via Bluetooth LE, allowing caregivers to prioritize and care for multiple patients.
Although meant to be used in war zones and and natural disasters, the Cambridge Design Partnership hopes to expand the scope of their product as it can also benefits hospitals and athletes.