Scientists at Loughborough University have developed means of quickly testing possible victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster or attack.
The tests include breath and saliva analysis and drones that can measure toxic fumes or radiation in the air.
The research is part of a European Union-funded project called TOXI-Triage involving 19 teams across the EU.
The BBC’s Security Correspondent Frank Gardner tried out the tests.
Video by Claire Read.