“The FIRELIGHT is an outfit that helps keep firefighters safe.”
Firefighters are often in dangerous environments. And sometimes there are accidents. The outfit the firefighters have now is complete fire and heat resistant but that also has a downside. The man inside the gear doesn’t feel the heat outside and isn’t aware if it gets too hot. Another problem that occurs is that the firefighters aren’t visible enough. This leads to confusion and sometimes accidents.
With this outfit both those problems are solved. The firefighter is warned by tactile feedback. This feedback is regulated by a heat sensor. And because of the lights he is more visible than ever.
Team: Foubert Francis | Organisation: IDC & Ugent | Mentor: Jelle Saldien