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Smart integrated extreme environment health monitor with sensory feedback for enhanced situation awareness

About the project:

Start: 1st May 2020.
UE funding: 7.242.442,5 €
Coordinator: dottor Goran Bijelić; TECNALIA Research & Innovation (Spain).


SIXTHSENSE is a multidisciplinary innovation and research action with the overall aim of developing a wearable health monitoring system with closed loop tactile biofeedback, that allows first responders in hazardous situations to sense their current health status. It will allow early detection of risk factors that could lead to rapid deterioration of health or operation capabilities of first responders, by leveraging predictive models based on multi modal biosensor data (e.g., lactate, Na, K, HR, temperature). As a team management tool, it will enable real-time monitoring of all deployed operatives, helping increase team effectiveness and operational safety.


To help accelerate the pace of technological advancements aimed at first responders, beyond the scope of the project, SIXTHSENSE will establish a novel research methodology for sustainable inclusion of first responders in a co-development process.


SIXTHSENSE is organized as a three-year research and innovation action to create novel technologies for wearable systems that will significantly improve the situational awareness and decision making of first responders and allow data based real-time risk management with improved communication capabilities in complex or demanding deployment scenarios. This technology will be developed and implemented into demonstrator systems that will be validated first in the laboratory, then in the first responder training facilities, and finally through in-situ experimental deployment.

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