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Physiology

Question: How do we stop over-exertion in firefighters?

Problem: 50% of all fire fighter deaths are due to over-exertion. But how can we measure their vital signs in such an austere environment?

  • This innovation was displayed at the Texas Instruments Key Note Demonstration. In the picture above, the CEO of Texas Instruments looks on as the president of Extreme Endeavors demonstrates this technology to an audience of thousands.

  • Acoustical sensors are applied on the wrist, the neck and the temple to measure pulse sounds and breathing.

  • This research was done in collaboration with the Army Research Labs.

  • This project was funded by the National Institute of Health's Phase 1 and Phase 2 SBIR program.