Vital signs would come from the carotid artery, the head, chest, abdomen, even a foot.  The technology being used for a device is Laser Doppler Vibrometry.   The device would be connected to a camera and coordinate with algorithms to converts those data points into measurements imageemergency medical responders, so where do I think something like this would end up?  The emergency room might be one of the first places to think about, just imagine everyone’s vitals as soon as you walk in the door!

They hope to have proto-types out for testing this fall.  Again, it is for emergency responses, but what is the ER Room considered to be?  They could end up being a testing ground for the device.  I guess we might need to pair this up with the mind reading technology they are testing and we can get the full package.

Technology that Detects Threats by Reading Your Mind

From a prior post:

When the sensors identify something suspicious they transmit warning data to analysts, who determine whether or not to deter passengers for further questioning. Micro-facial scanning is the next step, yes it scans your face and muscle movement.

It will read your body temperature, heart rate and respiration.  The lab is mobile and can be set up anywhere like a stadium, shopping mall, etc.  Ok do we have privacy issues here, I think so.  If this is programmed to look for terrorists based on an algorithms and settings, what else could it look for?  Programmers know this as the basic code has been written, so it’s just a matter of some new SQL statements to query other factors, and maybe a little hardware update.  image

So, can you see this showing up at hospitals some day?  Scary thought overall.  It was tested in the DC area on just regular “Joes” who had no idea it was there.  

This type of technology has also intrigued DARPA as well.  BD

DARPA working on telepathic communication for soldiers – Must Have Been Talking to Homeland Security

Because time is the most precious resource in a crisis, every second shaved can be a life-saver. With this in mind, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is trying to make a revolutionary leap forward in triage. Why not 30 seconds per person? And why not from far away?

In partnership with the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), Boeing and Washington University’s School of Medicine, Tech Solutions is developing the Standoff Patient Triage Tool (SPTT), a device that classic Star Trek fans will recognize for its resemblance to the medical diagnostic tool known as the tricorder.

Like the tricorder, SPTT takes key physiological readings necessary to any diagnosis —pulse, body temperature, respiration—from an injured person at a far distance. It’s triage at twenty paces.

When connected to a camera, the vibrometer can measure the velocity and displacement of vibrating objects. An algorithm then converts those data points into measurements emergency medical responders can use in their rapid assessment of a patient’s critical medical conditions.

DHS | Science and Technology (S&T) Snapshots

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