Introducing the NRMA FireBlanket Project
Australia-based NRMA insurance has collaborated with M&C Saatchi’s in-house innovation lab Tricky Jigsaw to introduce a prototype for a bushfire detection service called the NRMA FireBlanket Project. Think: a bushfire detection and monitoring network of sensor nodes that can sniff the air for bushfire smoke. If smoke is detected the nodes can communicate with each other via a wireless sensor network to help locate the source. Recall: Clever Buoy; another project by Tricky Jigsaw that detects sharks by using a microprocessor that can analyze sonar data and can communicate intel in real-time to lifeguards.