Detects People Under Debris by Heartbeat: FINDER MK4!

What does FINDER MK4, the device that can detect people under debris from heartbeat, offer? Here are the details about the device!

It has been 4 days since the earthquake that occurred in the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaras. The latest data released recently reveal that 12,873 dead and 62,937 injured were caused by the earthquake. Apart from this, technologies that will facilitate the work of the officers in search and rescue efforts and that can more easily detect the places of the citizens under the rubble are also on the agenda. At this point, one of the prominent devices is the device that can detect people under the rubble from the heartbeat: FINDER MK4!

What Does the FINDER MK4 Offer?

Developed by NASA-JPL, the FINDER MK4 is not actually a new product. Because it was used in disasters in Mexico and Nepal years ago. At this point, it is stated that the first use of the relevant technology in the real world was in 2015.

FINDER MK4; It’s about the size of a handbag and has a lithium battery. By sending low-power microwaves, it detects the earthquake survivor under the debris with mild vibrations that reveal the heartbeat. It is also capable of penetrating approximately 30 feet (9 meters) of rubble piles or 20 feet (6 meters) of solid concrete.

One of the biggest advantages of the device over traditional search and rescue tools is that it does not need to be conscious or not in order to detect an earthquake victim. It can only detect people by heartbeat.

The price of the product is around 25 thousand dollars. However, it is stated that he can send 15 thousand dollars for aid to Turkey.

Ece Nagihan

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