FIRST RESPONDER VITAL-STATS TRACKING
Voltech developed a web app specific to the partner company, that allows the on-site Incident Accountability Officer to track all first responders who arrived at the scene of a fire or accident by showing their locations on a map. For each officer or fire fighter, it tracks when they arrived on the scene, how long they have been on the scene, what their current locations are, and what their health status is.
Voltech adopted its Bluetooth-enabled GPS tracker to a wearable unit that reports on the location of each first responder. Voltech also integrated a small sensor worn near the chest of the first responder that detects his/her heart rate, from which heart rate variability is computed, which monitors the first responder’s vital signs. The system alerts the on-site Accountability Officer if a first responder collapses, stops moving, or exhibits warning signs of potential adverse events, such as cardiorespiratory problems, so he/she can be retrieved prior to a collapse.