In recent years there are several activities in developing mobile, small, lightweight and robust systems for monitoring and analyzing, continuously and in real time, the physiological data of the human body. The system must be body-worn, non-obtrusive, non-invasive and easy to use. It must monitor the vital data of the human body and transmit it in real-time using secure wireless technology. The implication and potential of these wearable health monitoring instruments are widespread (e.g., in aircraft, sport, in-home care, clinical monitoring, cardiac monitoring, patient transport and emergency worker monitoring). Of paramount importance is the use of such devices in military for monitoring combat casualties, which requires the rugged devices capable of daily use in extreme environments, such as temperature, humidity, vibration, radiation and other environmental factors.
A system for complex monitoring of physiological and environmental data of a Soldier during the training or combat activity was developed. The developed system for monitoring physiological and environmental parameters is called SoldierInspect. It enables monitoring of Soldiers in training or combat activities in accordance with their actual health conditions. In addition, it can prevent personal injuries due to overload
The quantity describing soldier status is applied load. This parameter is calculated using information from the body (ECG, activity, body position, HRV analysis, ECG Stress index, temperature, etc.). This applied load could be easily interpreted using three status flag (green – o.k.; orange – value near the high limit; red – critical status) or using bar graph with trend history. Actual applied load is a number describing value of actual load of the soldier according to his personal profile Long-term applied load is a number indicating long-term trend of the body load – value of total expended energy The quality of the evaluation algorithm is increased by introduction of the PERSONAL SECURITY PROFILE of the soldier (parameter reference values are acquired during training and previous actions). This profile enables to describe each person individually and quite good precision in the estimation of the body status is available. All the information and values are updated periodically next time system is trained / used.
1. Personal security of the soldier ( prevention from overload, actual information on personal status and status change due to injury)
2. Optimalization of the squad in the fight (each person status data availability leads to the optimal strategy choice according to actual needs)
3.Effective training (optimal and safe strategy training) (maximal efectivity of the physical training) Optional quantification of the training quality