Sensing of Living Casualties on the Modern Integrated Battlefield
Final rept. 1 Sep 82-31 Oct 83,
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This report describes the feasibility of a system for using sensors, artificial intelligence and robotics, imaging or other means to improve evacuation of soldiers from the battlefield. Feasible approaches are based on either wearable individual sensors andor proximate remote sensors including radiant energy imaging. By far the most promising approach is one in which each soldier wears a small device for life-signs monitoring. The device would resemble a dogtag, wristwatch, or belt knuckle for example and would acquire data such as pulse, respiration, and temperature. Upon electronic interrogation, the stored information could be broadcast to a central facility. Problems of security and acceptability to the soldier must be dealt with, but these problems seem amendable to reasonable solutions.
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