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DASA Competition: Wearable Technology for Injury Prevention

The United Kingdom’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking rapid innovations to improve the deployability and overall health of service personnel through the use of sensor technology and data science.

Proposals for innovative technological methods of preventing injuries including musculoskeletal injury (MSKI), environmental injury (heat and cold) and noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in service personnel are specifically sought.

The goal is to employ practical wearables that will reduce the number of downgraded military personnel and improve the operational effectiveness and welfare of the workforce.

Proposed solutions should be ruggedized for field use and capable of data transmission to and from the sensor system.

According to DASA, funding of up to £1 million is available from which several proposals may be supported.

Additional requirements are detailed in the official notice. The competition deadline is 25 January 2019.

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