Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 Technology

Latest Invention: Eco-Friendly Device that Detects Fire Outbreaks


If you like this invention you can vote for it hereEach year forest fires destroy huge territories and homes located in the vicinity and not all strategies to prevent fire function properly. This was the reason why the 24-year-olf engineering student from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, decided to do something about it.

Pascal Katana came up with a special device that identifies fire outbreaks automatically. His latest invention features heat sensors that are programmed to identify temperatures that exceed 45 degrees Celsius. As soon as the device detects a fire outbreak, it sends information to the nearest forest station through a handheld phone.

The device is also environmentally-friendly, being powered by 5 volts solar panels. Before hitting the market, the fire outbreak detector must be tested and granted patent protection. More information in the device is available here.

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