Manasaquan, NJ

Vital Sign Monitoring Device for Firefighters

The Manasquan High School InvenTeam invented V-Sense, a vital sign monitoring device embedded in firefighters’ turnout jackets. The device monitors saturation of peripheral oxygenation and pulse rate and sends an audible alert and lights up an LED when measurements no longer exist in a specified range. All of the materials were designed to withstand the harsh environments a firefighter faces (heat resistance up to 200 degrees C). The materials are attached with Velcro to maintain the safety integrity of the jacket.

Recent Team Blogs

April 9, 2019
The Manasquan High School Academy of Engineering’s Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam held a successful Porkroll & Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Manasquan Hook & Ladder #1. Our team of 18 students, grades 9-12, worked very hard and did all the advertising, cooking...
March 15, 2019
By Chris Palangio & Stephen Speicher On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, the Manasquan High School InvenTeam hosted our mid-grant technical review in the high school media center. The room was arranged into 4 stations. At the main station, the team displayed a 250 lb. ballistic human dummy wearing...
February 8, 2019
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 our MHS InvenTeam braved the frigid temperatures and spent the afternoon decorating our homecoming float. We created a float that showcased our inventiveness! We created an old-fashioned chimney stack, spray painted it with our Academy of Engineering acronym,...
February 8, 2019
On Nov 19, 2018, the Manasquan H.S. InvenTeam had an introductory visit to the local makerspace, Computer Deconstruction Laboratory (CDL), in Wall, NJ [http://compdecon.org/]. Not only did we have a tour of our future working space, some of our team members had the opportunity to be...
February 6, 2019
We really enjoyed working with software engineer, Scott Mizerek, to create our SIPOC Chart (Suppliers, Inputs, Processes, Outputs, Customers). This high level overview of what our invention must do, and who will supply/use it, was extremely useful! Thanks, Scott!