FireHUD

FireHUD is a technology company started by two Georgia Tech students that has developed a solution to eliminate overexertion in firefighting. During a fire incident, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform allows fire departments to monitor each firefighter’s heart rate, body temperature, exertion, calories burned, distance traveled, and speed in real-time, and authorized officials are alerted via the cross-platform dashboard when a firefighter exceeds personalized safety thresholds. Additionally, the biometric data is recorded for future analysis through a fleet of software tools to pinpoint weak points in training regimens and assess the health of individuals in the group. FireHUD’s use of an IoT-based radio network provides high levels of reliability in urban environments where bluetooth or LTE based networks may lose coverage.