With the development of technology there is more and more so-called "smart" clothing. On the one hand, such wardrobe elements may not be necessary for a mass consumer. Another thing – inventions designed to help those whose service is related to saving lives. Such a device was presented by Nokia employees: a high-tech jacket with removable modules that can improve the work of police, firefighters and other professionals responsible for human health and safety.
The smart jacket is called CHASE LifeTech FR, and it will be manufactured Nokia together with the Korean company Kolon, which has its own clothing line, as well as the Czech software company GINA. At first glance, a jacket of bright yellow color with reflective elements is not much different from the usual overalls that are used all over the world. But this is only at first glance: all the fun is inside the jacket.
First of all, it's worth paying attention to the fact that CHASE LifeTech FR has built-in sensors for tracking heart rate, body temperature and the environment, accelerometer and GPS. On the sleeves and in the chest pockets there are slots for replaceable modules, which the user can replace at will and depending on the task. For example, a policeman can install a video camera and a fireman can detect temperature and carbon monoxide sensors.
All data (including the user's location and route) is sent to the base station, where it is processed and analyzed by the operator. In addition, the jacket is equipped with a communication module with a base for coordinating actions. It is also stated that CHASE LifeTech FR can be washed in a conventional washing machine, after removing the electronic modules, which is done quite simply and does not require special skills. It is stated that the "smart" jacket should be on sale within 12-18 months.