Morphix Technologies® develops easy-to-use Chameleon chemical detection safety kits for law enforcement, first responders or fire personnel. Each convenient Chameleon kit is identified for a specific toxic gas situation. Kits available for clandestine methamphetamine labs (Clan-Meth Lab Detection Kit), a hazardous material release/chemical spill (HazMat Detection Kit), suicide (chemical or “detergent” suicides )(Chemical Suicide Detection) and arson investigations (Arson Investigation Kit). Also available is a Training Kit, which is ideal for a classroom, by which first responders can train with the Chameleon system using inactive cassettes and training cassettes.
The Chameleon kits are field-configurable chemical detection units that offer a low-cost, easy-to-use, hands-free solution to protect the safety of professional personnel whose job it is to be the first on the scene. Incorporating the use of Chameleon Detection Kits into police, fire and first responder training and actual use on service calls can provide an extra measure of safety and perhaps even save lives. In addition to safety considerations, the use of the Chameleon can reduce liability, injury time off and result in a reduction of costs by actually preventing injuries.
The Chameleon is a wearable, configurable sensor that is designed for easy on/easy off fit on the wearer’s forearm and can be worn over most turn-out gear or level-A suits. The sensors change color when toxic gases are present and require no power source or calibration. Unlike current colorimetric detection systems, the Chameleon is designed to military standards for use in a wide variety of operating environments. It can be used in desert heat, arctic cold or tropical conditions and can even be immersed in water. The Chameleon detects gases and vapors in the air where other technologies only detect hazards in liquid or aerosol forms. Gaseous forms of toxic chemicals are the most likely danger to first responders, police and fire personnel.