Firefighters are essential and inevitable to public safety; saving others live by placing themselves in great danger. Elitac is developing the SenSuit, a wearable that enables a tactile communication between commander and firefighter making this hazardous work safer. Together with Frauenhofer Gesellschaft, S-Gard and EagleScience, Elitac is working on a tracking and communication system that lets the commander localize firefighters in the building, and enables to communicate and coordinate them. The suit enables firefighters to sense this information continuously on their skin which ensures a decreased cognitive load and an increased situational awareness.
The joint project will be conducted in Heinsberg (Germany) and Utrecht (the Netherlands) and continues until spring 2018. Funding was granted by the EuroStars funding program
“It is a real pleasure to work with Anneke. She is committed, has an entrepreneurial mindset and is a master in rapid prototyping. Her commitment, vision and drive accelerate product development.”Merijn Klarenbeek – Director of Safety and Defence – Elitac B.V.
Wearable Development, Integrating Stretchable Electronics, Prototyping, User Experience (UX), Demonstrator App, User Testing