Propel is a key member of the multi-company, multi-university team that has worked with Globe Manufacturing LLC, Pittsfield NH, to develop the first workplace wearable to continuously monitor a firefighterʼs physiology and indoor location. WASP collects, transmits, and displays integrated user data in real time to a command station or remote monitoring location. Knowing where First Responders are and what condition they are in will be a major improvement to workplace safety. The WASP system is currently installed at multiple fire training institutes and fire departments in the USA, and used for university-based fire fighter health and safety research.
Propel has been the project manager for the development of WASP, and developed materials and technology solutions for the patent-pending smart shirt. Propel continues to work on the evolution of the WASP shirt and system as part of the technology roadmap, and the companyʼs commitment to enhancing Firefighter health and safety with smart technologies.
WASP: Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform | Globe Turnout Gear