Predicting Disease With Wearables #WearableWednesday
The US Department of Defense shares how the Defense Innovation Unit is investing in wearable technology that can rapidly predict disease. After a partnership with the private sector developing a wearable device that identified infections with ease during the COVID-19 pandemic, the DIU is looking to expand this technology.
The Defense Department is looking to expand its use to other infectious disease detection in service members, which leaders say will aid in readiness, said Jeff Schneider, program manager for the Rapid Assessment of Threat Exposure project, also known as the RATE program.
DOD is extending the RATE project, initially started with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in 2020, to new user groups after leading a successful prototype during COVID-19, he said.
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