Fire Fighters and Rescuers Monitoring through Wearable Sensors: the ProeTEX Project

Giovanni Magenes*, Davide Curone, Laura Caldani, Emanuele Lindo Secco, Emanuele Secco

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    Abstract

    The final generation of ProeTEX prototypes has been delivered in April 2010: it is based on two sets of sensorized garments devoted to monitor the health status of emergency operators working in harsh environments. This new release of garments shows several improvements with respect to the previous ones, and it is characterized by a major specialization to the requirements imposed by the different categories of end-users (Fire-Fighters, Civil Protection rescuers) addressed by the project. Each ProeTEX prototype is provided with a communication infrastructure allowing the real-time remote transmission of data recorded by the wearable sensors, and the presentation of such data to possible managers supervising the activities of the first line responders. After the delivery of the prototypes, an intense validation of the garments is being carried out both in laboratories, specialized in physiological measures, and in simulated fire-fighting scenarios.

    In such a context, this paper presents the main features characterizing the final ProeTEX prototypes and preliminary results of their laboratory assessment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC)
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages3594-3597
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4124-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC 10) - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Duration: 30 Aug 20104 Sept 2010

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC 10)
    Country/TerritoryArgentina
    CityBuenos Aires
    Period30/08/20104/09/2010

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