Applying wireless sensor networks in fire fighting
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Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 97 LNICST: 386-395 (2012-07-27)
Contribution to Conference
Fire fighters often work in dangerous environments, therefore protection is essential. Nowadays fire fighters are equipped with different types of devices, each of which supplies a specific functionality. This paper studies the possibility of integrating some of these functionalities into one intelligent glove, which has a build-in sensor node. Merging different functionalities into one device will reduce the number of equipments that a fire fighter must carry. The concept of networking the intelligent gloves using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is validated by doing application requirements analysis, transmission range experiments, and performance evaluations of a dedicated routing protocol. Results show that the IEEE 802.15.4 based WSN can be applied in fire fighting scenarios. © 2012 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.
Wireless Sensor Networks
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The GloveNet project  is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Eduction and Research (BMBF), and is targeting to solve the aforementioned problems.