Sep 12, 2013

FINDER detects heartbeats beneath 30 feet of rubble

The FINDER system (lower right, in photo) being tested at the Fairfax County Fire Departme...

Sniffer dogs and fiber optic cameras may soon be getting some assistance, when it comes to locating people trapped beneath debris. The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has joined forces with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to create a microwave radar-based system known as Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response – or FINDER. The new technology is able to detect a human heartbeat buried up to 30 feet (9 meters) under assorted rubble. .. Continue Reading FINDER detects heartbeats beneath 30 feet of rubble 
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