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Encouraging innovation in first responder tech

Encouraging innovation in first responder tech

First responders face many challenges in the field: disasters impair communication between responder...

Software that can think - and how it could help in a crisis

Software that can think - and how it could help in a crisis

Our minds are a series of neural networks composed of interconnected neurons that store an...

Fine tuning emergency smartphone alerts

Fine tuning emergency smartphone alerts

Smartphones are increasingly used as effective means to deliver emergency alerts issued by state and...

MAPS technology automatically neutralises threats

MAPS technology automatically neutralises threats

Technologies that detect and neutralise threats can reduce the risks that frontline soldiers face, b...

Agreement signed to commercialise Ebola protective suit

Agreement signed to commercialise Ebola protective suit

In January, the CRJ R&D blog reported on a federally funded suit being designed to improve prote...

Camera that follows users could provide situational awareness for responders

Camera that follows users could provide situational awareness for responders

Often when first responders enter dangerous zones, they do not have complete or accurate inform...

Tesla Suit creates more realistic virtual reality

Tesla Suit creates more realistic virtual reality

The full body Tesla Suit will enable first responders to train for disaster response through a ...

Social media provides family updates in disasters

Social media provides family updates in disasters

During a disaster, a victim’s family members are often left in the dark until communicati...

Using visible light to kill harmful bacteria

Using visible light to kill harmful bacteria

Indigo-Clean, an award winning light technology that continuously kills bacteria without harming hum...

US to improve first responder technology

US to improve first responder technology

First responders are still relying on technology created in the 1950s. However, the US Commerce...

CRJ R&D's review of the DARPA Robotics Challenge

CRJ R&D's review of the DARPA Robotics Challenge

This June, 23 robots competed to perform tasks in situations that mimic the hazardous, degraded cond...

Origami could help shape emergency shelters of the future

Origami could help shape emergency shelters of the future

From shipping and construction to outer space, origami could put a folded twist on structural engine...

Entering the age of digital medicine

Entering the age of digital medicine

Proteus Digital Health has just received FDA approval for a pill that measures medication adher...

Counteracting drought a drop at a time

Counteracting drought a drop at a time

Water usage continues to rise, and once stable sources of water are unable to keep up with the deman...

Micro robots to remove arterial occlusions

Micro robots to remove arterial occlusions

Minjun Kim, a professor in the College of Engineering at Drexel University, has found a new way to b...

How holographic computing could help train for disasters

How holographic computing could help train for disasters

Microsoft has recently announced the release of HoloLens, the first holographic computer that allows...

Scorpion robot prepares to roam through nuclear wastes

Scorpion robot prepares to roam through nuclear wastes

It seems nature is truly king when it comes to inspiring today’s robotics engineers. Following...

Membrane that could 'revolutionise' water purification to be tested in space

Membrane that could 'revolutionise' water purification to be tested in space

A membrane that could provide access to clean drinking water here on earth is to be tested...

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