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DHS wants to see if wearables help emergency first responders

Homeland Security wants to see if emergency first responders would benefit if equipped with wearables
By Michael Hatamoto from Mar 13, 2015 @ 6:20 CDT

The US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has teamed up with the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to develop wearables for first responders.




As part of the EMERGE! Accelerating Wearable Tech for First Responders programs, the TechNexus and Tech Wildcatters business accelerators will conduct a nationwide search for entrepreneurs that can participate in the program.


"CIT is honored to partner with DHS S&T to use new methods and ideas that deliver innovative solutions to help them meet their security mission," said Pete Jobse, President and CEO of CIT, in a statement. "This program will bring the best innovations into government, while helping emerging startups find new markets to sell products."


The idea that wearables can be used to help aid first responders isn't a new idea - but recent hardware and software developments provide greater opportunities.


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