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Document ID (ISN)105039
CIS number 06-671
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schwartz G.
Title When workclothes sound the alarm
Original title Quand les vêtements de travail donnent l'alerte [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov. 2005, No.656, p.10-11. Illus.
Abstract This article describes an "intelligent" fireman's jacket whose textile fabric includes gas detectors powered by rechargeable batteries. The jacket includes a radio transmitter and a GPS positioning system that enables the real-time detection of wearers at all times and the transmission of their body temperature and pulse rate. A micro-camera incorporated into the fabric at chest level allows images to be sent to the control centre. Other options and applications are possible, in particular in the chemical industry. This project received an award in France and is approved at the European level.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; toxic atmosphere detection; fire services
Descriptors (secondary) France; temperature measurement; pulse rate; radio transmitters
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Protective clothing