Army researchers are working on flexible plastic sensors that could be attached to individuals, gear or vehicles. With this technology, Soldiers will gather information on the chemical-biological environment, troop movements and signal intelligence.
Such wearable sensors are also being developed to improve soldier performance by helping to detect and prevent threats such as dehydration, elevated blood pressure and cognitive delays from lack of sleep. These technologies certainly have a place in the civilian responder market as well.
Credit: U.S. Army