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Australian Firefighters Test Data-Transmitting Pills to Monitor Biometrics During Work

Posted January 21, 2013 3:23 PM

From Engadget:

A new swallowable pill has been trialled with 50 firefighters in Australia, aimed at monitoring body temperatures and other vital readings when working under extreme conditions. Using Equivital's EQ02 LifeMonitor capsule, the pill transmits metrics to a device housed on the chest. This then sends data on skin temperature, heart rate and respiration rate to an external computer. If a firefighter's core body temperature is increasing too quickly, they can then be moved from the frontline to a recovery area, hopefully reducing accidents and deaths caused by heat exhaustion.

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01/21/2013 9:21 PM

Now if Aussie hospitals - the Prince of Wales 'Hospital' in Sydney, SPECIFICALLY - would stop confusing the function of a HOSPITAL with that of an ABBATOIR, injured firefighters would be less likely to feel they were going from a fire into the frying pan. Are you listening, PoW?

Now wouldn't THAT be a bluddy first.

I'd rather lie in a ditch somewhere for the dingoes to finish me off then die by degrees under the incompetent, apathetic, insensitive, criminal hands there, at Prince of Wails.

The rest of you Aussie hospitals? Why aren't you policing your ranks?

Oz Minister of Health? Your system is a disgrace.

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01/21/2013 11:36 PM

What are you talking about Europium, is it the meds kicking in?

Did you have a bad experience there? If so tell us about it, don't rant.

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01/21/2013 11:56 PM

No, those b*st*rds are just slowing killing a friend of mine there through negligence, incompetence, you name it. My friend is another CR4 member who's got lots of friends here who are just as pissed as I am, but I won't disclose his name out of respect for his privacy.

I posted in the off-chance that someone at PoW would read it and know their jig's up.

If what my mate has gone through had happened here, every last one of those bastards would be behind bars, I swear to God.

Yeah, he's an Aussie and a damn good mate. I'm so goddamn angry I could scream.

One doesn't need meds to loathe injustice and incompetence. Being Human will suffice.

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Re: Australian Firefighters Test Data-Transmitting Pills to Monitor Biometrics During Work

01/22/2013 10:15 AM

Next up- for greater economics, they're reusable too!

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