Presented at Augmented Human 2013
What if firefighters’ gloves could also become their eyes? These vibro-tactile gloves were developed to help firefighters see in the dark. Sensors are located on the back of the hands to detect distant physical structures and shapes, even in a dark or smoky room, giving firefighters a better chance of both finding people, as well as finding their own way out, safely.
"University of Minnesota researchers have taken a step toward providing first responders with a new means of finding their way through dark or smoky buildings..."
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