In the darkness or in the pitch smoke there is a great chance of suffocation, falling from the ladder, falling into the hole formed, or stepping on non-de-energized bare wires.
Last week, Scott Safety from Indianapolis presented a mask for firefighters Scott Sight, equipped with a whole set of devices that can work in conditions of poor visibility. These include a compact camera with a thermal imager, working in real time with a display inside the mask.
Thermal imagers appeared in the 90s and saved lives for thousands of firefighters. However, they have serious shortcomings: they are expensive, cumbersome, inconvenient when performing complex manipulations with fire fighting equipment. However, the new mask lacks these drawbacks.
The built-in camera takes pictures with a resolution of 150 x 120 and a rate of 9 frames per second with translation to the internal display. According to Scott, the camera has a light-filtered lens with a thermal video recording system that has the widest possible coverage. The battery lasts 4 hours.