FVSAS Description:

The purpose of the Firefighter Vital Sign Acquisition System (FVSAS) is to obtain heart rate, pulse rate, blood oxygen saturation, respiration rate, and continuous ECG waveform and wirelessly transfer the data from an on-duty firefighter to a mobile monitoring station. A custom health algorithm produces an overall level-of-health metric to display to a scene commander while indicating remaining compressed air levels and cardiac intensity ratings.



February 08, 2005: Project Demo - Complete!


January 18, 2005:
We have webspace!

FPGA and GUI coding is in progress. Integration is to begin within the next couple days.

December 10, 2004: Initial layout of website available!

Performed successful firefighter-side power test with 12V drill battery. The unit sent consistent data for one hour. After ~75 minutes, the boards remained on, but could not send accurate data. This issue will not be investigated since the unit already surpasses out 40 minute goal.