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Wireless Physiological and Environmental Monitoring (WiPEM)

Firefighting is exceptionally strenuous and dangerous work that can have significant health consequences for first responders, including death. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, of the 1,094 fire-fighters who lost their lives from 2005-2015; the leading causes of death (57 percent) were cardiac arrest or asphyxiation. Remote monitoring of vital signs that measures heart rate, respiration and other physiological factors can help re-duce negative physical outcomes.

Created Date: January 26, 2016
Last Published Date: January 26, 2016
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