Technology of space save lives in Nepal

Technology used for space save lives in Nepal

Technology for outer space helps save lives in Nepal

A technology made for outer space is helping save lives in Nepal. This unique device which is a suitcase sized device can monitor human heartbeats and breathing patterns in order to search for survivors who could be buried even 30 feet below the debris. This device is being used to improve the search and rescue operations around the world.

These FINDER prototypes have already discovered four men who have been trapped under collapsed buildings. These men have been buried under around 10 feet of debris for several days, but thanks to the machines they have been rescued. Initially, FINDER was developed by NASA.

The village of Chatuara was very affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Many rescue teams from around the world including India are providing continuous efforts in search and rescue operations.

Using space age technology borrowed from the U S National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, American rescuers were able to locate and rescue four men buried alive under a collapsed building in the village of Chautara in Nepal. This prototype device is called FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response) and it was originally designed by NASA to monitor their space crafts in outer space.


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