This Sci-Fi Helmet Could Give Firefighters Predator Thermal Vision

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When firefighters have to enter a burning building, much of their job still involves blindly feeling their way through dense plumes of toxic fumes in search of those trapped inside. However, a novel new helmet design could one day give firefighters the ability to see through the smoke and hear beyond the roar of the flames.

Dubbed the C-Thru, this helmet-visor-respirator concept offers a host of integrated functions that are currently only available as standalone devices — such as handheld thermal sensors and communication devices. So rather than having to crawl under the smoke while constantly checking a hand held thermal sensor and trying not the lose the rest of the team behind him in thick smoke, a lead firefighter with a C-Thru helmet could just look around, but with super vision.

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* Text and image from http://gizmodo.com.au

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