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Thursday, September 17, 2015

S&T to Demonstrate Wearable Technologies for First Responders

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate will hold a demonstration day of technology ideas developed under its EMERGE Accelerator Program for Wearable Technology for First Responders. These new ideas focus on wearable technologies such as body-worn electronics, advanced sensors, and integrated voice and data communications embedded in a responder's gear. EMERGE participants will demonstrate their technology concepts and prototypes to the investor community and industry on Sept. 23, 2015, in San Francisco. Demo Day will showcase technologies such as mouth guards that use bone conduction technology for communication; devices for sensory impaired users that can help first responders locate people in challenging environments; and a triage language translator for patients to communicate with first responders. After the showcase, EMERGE participants will work on testing and evaluating their technologies with first responders, and future funding sources to further develop viable technologies. To learn more about the EMERGE Accelerator program, visit or

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