Now, a device to prevent heat stroke

Tokyo: Japanese company Fujitsu presented on Monday a watch-like device that measures the body’s temperature and pulse, along with humidity to prevent incidents of heat stroke, Efe news agency reported.

If heat and humidity exceed a certain level, or if the person wearing the device shows signs of fatigue, the gadget sends an alert to computers in the central office to alert a possible collapse, Fujitsu explained in a statement on Monday.

The device has been developed with people who work outdoors in mind, such as those in construction or agriculture, and was designed to prevent heat stroke by quickly responding to warning signs, the company said.

Fujitsu plans to put the product on the market toward the end of the year.