Market Survey: Innovations in Wearables for Servicemember Injury Prevention

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The British Army is seeking rapid innovations to improve the health and readiness of service personnel through the use of data science and technology. The goal is to develop practical wearable sensors that will provide warnings prior to injury to allow for early intervention and prevention.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is exploring market interest and feedback on the scope and design of a potential future competition in advance of launch.

Of particular interest to this effort are novel methods to provide early warning or prevention of Musculoskeletal injury (MSKI), Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), and environmental injuries.

DASA is also interested in novel approaches to the data management and subsequent identification of issues using existing technology.

Capability statements will be used to help focus the direction of the work and the requirements for a possible themed call in this area in the future.

Please visit the announcement at GOV.UK for further information. The submission deadline is 19 October 2018.

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