Inspiration

Firefighters are the heroes we need. now we have the tech to give them a sidekick

What it does

Using an ad hoc mesh of IoT sensors, we can feed data from a location on fire to an operations command center/terminal. from where firefighters can determine optimal paths to take in hazardous conditions. we also enable monitoring of firefighters' health data (heartrate, body temperature etc) in near real time for commanders to make more informed decisions

How I built it

lots of hardware

Challenges I ran into

nrf radios are notoriously unstable

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

the base station and one node works

What I learned

work with a larger team at a hackathon!! also, multiple sensors can fail due to a single bad soldering job

What's next for BlockSense Rescue

build the network!

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