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September 1st, 2014
Disaster Tech Lab Teams to Use Drones to Save Lives

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Galway start-up Disaster Tech Lab is teaming up with a company run by former military aviators to use drones in disaster zones to help save lives. The new venture will see the pair collaborate on building airborne wireless sensor platforms – the drones will be flown over a disaster zone to detect and geolocate signals emitted by mobile phones and WiFi networks. This could indicate people trapped in rubble or in flooded houses, or the drones could map where wireless networks are still up and running after a disaster. Read more via Business Etc

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