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CTV News: Researchers make fireproof sensor to track firefighters in high-risk situations

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B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter Max Arcand uses a torch to ignite dry brush during a controlled burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Canadian Press Published Friday, March 1, 2019 1:40PM EST

HAMILTON - Ontario researchers have developed a motion-powered, fireproof sensor they say can be used to track firefighters and others who work in high-risk situations.

The researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton say the sensor is about the size of a button-cell watch battery.

They say it can be attached to the bottom of a shoe or placed under the arm of a jacket in order to track the wearer's movement.

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