Tech Unbound Podcast EP8: Don’t Get Burned. Understanding Tech Adoption Among Firefighters

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As far as first responder work goes, the firefighter profession tops the danger list. So can wearable computing tech help firefighters stay safer at emergency scenes or rescue the occasional cat in a tree? Researchers in the Participatory Publics Lab were able to provide an answer after studying two Georgia fire departments and their personnels’ use of a new commercial biometric device that measures vital signs while working.

Lead researcher Alyssa Rumsey shares details about firefighter culture, their use of technology, and how, before breathing apparatuses, firefighters used their beards as filters when at a fire scene.

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  • Created By: Joshua Preston
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  • Created On: Oct 4, 2019 - 1:50pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 4, 2019 - 2:12pm