TU students are developing a drone capable of preventing and combatting house fires in collaboration with the regional fire service.
The drone detects smoke or heat, and will raise the alarm to warn the occupant. The machine can also alert the fire service. In addition, the drone will be able to give information about the exact location of the victim. If a fire starts, the drone will be able to extinguish the fire with a fire rod extinguisher.
The machine can be of service to the elderly, the sick and the handicapped. The drone will be able to see if any occupant in the house has fallen or has had a stroke.
Chairman of the Board of the TU, Jan Mengelers is full of praise about the achievements of the 18 students who have developed the drone. "They were able to bundle up the expertise of different faculties and used technology to make a difference in society".
Translated by: Jennifer den Dekker