Radiophobia: there’s an app for that. Actually, I’m not mocking this at all. A fellow tech rolled his eyes at this news, being of the opinion that an incorrectly wielded instrument is worse than none at all.
He is, of course, absolutely right.
But I don’t think he gets “the wisdom of crowds” and distributed intelligence models. No, individual reports can’t be considered reliable prior to confirmation. And eventually a newly-minted iTech will detect someone who’s had a medical uptake, and panic.
But ten thousand Pennsylvanian iTechs during Three Mile Island? Combine that data and you’ve got the best noble gas dispersal survey ever.