The Automatic Injury Detection (AID) is a detection film and Adjustable Bluetooth Low Energy (ABLE) chip that is inserted into the Soldier’s body armor carrier. The detection film is a light weight sensor circuit that is printed with conductive ink on a flexible panel.
AID is designed to detect gunshot and other penetrations of body armor. Once the circuit on the film is penetrated, the AID sends the Command/Control Center a “mayday” message and GPS position of the injured security officer. This information is transmitted over the network through either Radio or a smart phone the security officer carries.
The AID is easy to use and its ability to detect penetrations and provide a location allows for immediate identification of injured officer and increased situational awareness. Once AID detects a penetration, it transmits a 10 digit GPS location to the Command/Control Center. This information can potentially reduce medical response time in the “Golden Hour,” thus increasing survivability for casualties.
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Automatic Injury Detection