NASA’s heart beat detector rescued four people from the debris in Nepal. Since five days, these men were trapped beneath 10 feet deep rubble.
On 25th April, an earthquake of high magnitude hit Nepal. More than five thousand people are confirmed dead from the earthquake. Thus far, around 400 people are missing and 14,500 are injured.
Shortly after the disaster, the US space agency sent two heart beat detectors to Nepal. The primary objective was to aid Nepal army in rescue operations. The devices were deployed through the president of S&T commercial partner.
The detector, commonly known as FINDER, is a joint effort of U.S Department of Homeland Security Sciences and NASA’s Jet propulsion laboratory. The device can easily locate heartbeat of human and animals within the range of 5 feet. It makes use of microwave radar signals for this purpose.
Reginald Brothers, secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, remarked on the ability of FINDER. He states that the efficiency of any technology can be judged through its performance in real time situations. Even though, everyone pray not to encounter these disasters. However, such kind of equipments can save numerous lives.
The government space agency has decided to commercially market the tool. High officials intend to make rescue and search operation easy for everyone.