Designer Grace Tsai is showcasing the TRIO map concept as part of her design portfolio. The map is a GPS communication device to be used by Mountain Rescue Teams. Each member of the team would carry a TRIO map which provides the exact location and direction of travel of all other team members. The map would also allow for coordinated communication between each member through the push of a button, most likely with wireless integration. Each TRIO would be equiped with an interface to transmit the vitals of the victim in order to help coordinate emergency medical care.
It appears that this concept has been designed for ElekTex as it integrates with their electro-conductive fabric technology.No word yet though from ElekTex on a commercial product if it is indeed their design brief. I would love to hear from anyone in Mountain Rescue if they have been approached with such a concept?