A firefighting helmet that incorporates ultrasound and vibrational forehead pads could help firefighters find their way in smoky environments (Photo: Shutterstock)
The prototype vibrating firefighting helmet
Firefighters can quite often find themselves in smoke-filled rooms, where it’s impossible to see more than a few inches in any direction. Not wanting those firefighters to run into walls, researchers at the University of Sheffield have created a prototype helmet that vibrates against the wearer’s forehead, letting them know the location of nearby obstacles.
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