Protect the personnel who protect us

Military personnel are up against risks of all kinds, whether a dismounted soldier, pilot or royal marine. On top of risking their lives, they can fall victim to heat injury from working in hot climates, fatigue from long hours and even hearing loss from overexposure to excessive noise during training exercises and deployment. Ultimately, heat stress can lead to personnel being medically evacuated from the field and even downgraded at great expense. This can be prevented.

Reliably monitor physiological responses

The only way to reliably monitor the impact of physiological strain on military personnel is by deploying technology that actively monitors their physiological risk factors. Despite solutions already existing, the likes of wrist-worn or skin-based devices are unable to provide an accurate analysis of core body temperature (CBT). We use the latest innovations in sensor technology and machine learning algorithms to provide real-time predictions of the onset of key physiological markers. Coupled with an advanced geolocation capability, we offer an unrivalled and comprehensive solution to protect personnel.

Safeguard your personnel

In a contract with the Defense Innovation Unit, through the Army Contracting Command of the US Army, Bodytrak was put to the test with US Navy’s fixed wing pilots. The trial was able to demonstrate how wearable physiological monitoring technology could be used to reduce the number of physiological incidents during or after a flight that pose a significant health and safety threat to personnel and contribute to aircrew deaths and aircraft losses. Bodytrak was tested against a control device while volunteers exercised with varying levels of exertion in a controlled environmental chamber wearing a pilot flight suit and either a pair of overhead headphones or a full-size pilot helmet. Heart rate data from Bodytrak showed a mean absolute error of 2.87 beats per minute compared to the control ECG device, and CBT data from Bodytrak showed a mean absolute error of 0.18°C compared to a gastro-intestinal pill, demonstrating that the Bodytrak solution is a very effective way of measuring heart rate and CBT.

Reduce costs and productivity losses

In 9 years (2003 – 2012) more than £27.5 million has been spent on aeromedical evacuations in Defence as a result of heat related injuries. Bodytrak provides a return on investment through the prevention of costly injuries, in turn preventing medical costs, aeromedical evacuations, loss of productivity and costly compensation claims. Bodytrak also combines many essential capabilities into a single system, providing a more integrated cost-effective solution.
Built for the military
  • Contracted by the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (supplying specialist science & technology services to the UK’s Ministry of Defence and wider government) and the Defense Innovation Unit (through the Army Contracting Command of the US Army), Bodytrak is a fit-for-purpose ruggedised solution designed for harsh conditions and environments. It combines physiological monitoring with hearing protection and noise metering to prevent heat injury and hearing damage.
Integrate with other systems and platforms
Bodytrak can be configured to operate in an offline mode, only notifying the wearer, or with cellular, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth radios enabled to provide telemetry to the cloud or an air-gapped/on-premise server infrastructure. Both the hardware and platform can be easily integrated with other systems via software APIs, as part of a larger system.
Maximise your personnel units
Bodytrak helps you provide a duty of care to keep your military personnel safe, especially in training where heat injury is entirely preventable. Performance based metrics and individualised thresholds enable the output of teams to be maximised and heat acclimated ready for deployment.
Monitor individuals, not environments
Tracking temperatures no longer need to be a one-size-fits-all approach, limited by universal methods such as wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT). Bodytrak enables different temperature thresholds to be set for each user on a personalised basis, using automated machine learning techniques. This helps to ensure intervention is only provided when necessary, and not too late.
FAQ

If an amber alert is triggered this represents a low-level warning indicating the user is approaching a preset threshold. In this instance, appropriate action should be taken based on internal company policies. If a red alert is triggered this indicates the user has exceeded the preset threshold and immediate action should be taken to avoid serious incidents, based on the company's internal policies. When the alert is triggered on the system the tile associated user's tile will move to the top of the Dashboard. Alerts will be displayed on the Dashboard according to severity priority. The alert status will remain in an active state until the source of the alert has been resolved, and in the case of red alerts until the acknowledgement toggle has been activated. e.g. If a user exceeds the preset core body temperature (CBT) threshold the red alert status will remain until the user’s temperature falls back below the threshold. This ensures necessary actions are taken to prevent serious incidents.

When a team member starts their shift, they need to remove the CommPack from the charging device and securely insert their personal issue Earpiece via the USB-C connector. Once the Earpiece is securely fitted in the indivdual's ear they can power on the CommPack, which will start the recording of a new session. Once the display illuminates with the Bodytrak logo and an ascending tone can be heard via the Earpiece, no further action is required by the wearer until the end of the session.

Preventing incidents and helping protect your team is our main priority. We offer full support over the course of a contract once you join the Bodytrak family so we are there to support you at every step.

The Bodytrak solution focuses on capturing the following data:
  • Core Body Temperature
  • Heart Rate
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Physiological Strain Index
  • Fatigue
  • Man down
  • Noise exposure
  • Geolocation

The number of Bodytrak Platform users is essentially unlimited. There is no restriction on the number of supervisors/safety managers that can access the Platform and receive an alert if an individual exceeds the preset thresholds. User access can be managed on the Bodytrak Platform.

With availability in several regions, Bodytrak is being developed to support multiple languages. Speak to the team to find out more.