The US Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division has been working on building solutions using various advanced technologies. Specifically, the First Responder Technologies Division (R-Tech) works with emergency response personnel to understand critical issues that can benefit from advanced technological solutions.

One of their projects resulted in the development of an Android and IOS app called FiRST. The app allows responders to share information about suspected bomb devices.

“The app provides information about safe standoff distances,damage and injury contours, nearby areas of concern (e.g, schools, daycare centers), and suggested roadblocks to isolate the area. Improvised explosive device (IED) standoff data is based on the DHS bomb-standoff guide”

The app is available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play. It would be interesting to see if this app can be translated to a wearable device like google glass.

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