Networked Gloves Help Firefighters Communicate Efficiently

Networked Gloves Help Firefighters Communicate Efficiently

A wearable accessory allows rescue teams to operate better in challenging conditions.

Naresh Kumar
  • 17 august 2010

Interaction Designer Ashwin Rajan has designed a pair of networked gloves that allows firefighters to communicate effectively using simple hand gestures in challenging conditions. The Frontline Gloves for Firefighters contains sensors that enable constant wireless communication using LEDs whose glowing indicate specific instructions even in hazy environments, thus reducing the need for inefficient verbal communication that consumes their energy.

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