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Hacking The Human Element

Hacking the Human Element - Collaborate on novel wearable technologies for monitoring, optimizing and enhancing elite operators.

Hacking the Human Element - Collaborate on novel wearable technologies for monitoring, optimizing and enhancing elite operators.

Event Date: 
December 1, 2017 to December 3, 2017
Source: 
Dolittle Institute SOFWERX

Novel wearable technologies for monitoring, optimizing and enhancing elite operators.

The "Hacking the Human Element" event is a collaborative technology showcase (expo) and functional "hard problem" hackathon.  

The idea is to get Academia / Government / Industry technology developers and critical thinkers together to "hack" and solve hard problem sets.  University participation is critical in this aspect - to bring bright young engineering / prototyping / and innovative thinking individuals together.  This will serve as an invaluable chance for multiple different groups to work collaboratively on some of our nations most interesting and challenging problems.  We want as many students / graduate students / researchers / professors / etc. as possible!  

Find info / Registration here: https://www.sofwerx.org/hackingthehumanelement/ 

There is also a link to the MD5 information as well at the above site.

There is a TECH SHOWCASE EXPO link and HACKATHON registration link.  If your university affiliated researchers would like to show their developed tech to the warfighter / government developers / other industry partners - PARTICIPATE and SIGN UP!  

Expo Technology Submission Deadline: 10 November

Hackathon RSVP Deadline: 30 November

Hackathon Evnet: 1-3 December

On 1-3 December, SOFWERX in collaboration with MD5 will host a technology hackathon (1 December), preceded by an expo focused on wearable technologies and their applications in Tampa, FL. This event will bring together practitioners, technologists, developers, academia, industry partners, and warfighters to build and demonstrate product prototypes that incorporate wearable technologies to measure, augment, and/or enhance the human as part of a system performing in austere operational environments.

These environments may include far forward medical facilities, casualty evacuation zones, conflict zones, first responder situations, and other emergency response scenarios. Warfighters will provide unique insights of the physical and mental challenges, remote communication needs, data collection, organization requirements, and the application of these technologies in hostile environments.

Overview

  • Hacking the Human will bring together practitioners, technologists, developers, academia, industry partners and the military to build and demonstrate product prototypes that incorporate wearable technologies to measure, augment, and enhance the human as part of a system performing in austere operational environments.
  • These environments may include: far forward medical facilities, casualty evacuation, conflict zones, first responder situations, and other emergency response scenarios. Operational experts will provide unique insights of the physical and mental challenges, remote communication needs, data collection, organization requirements, and the application of these technologies in environments at the edge.
  • The hackathon will be preceded by a single day expo, which will afford industry, defense, and academic partners an opportunity to expose the warfighter to their existing technologies or ideas that are germane to the technology focus areas.

Technology Focus Areas

  • Remote triage and far forward medical monitoring (telemedicine)
  • Human performance metric collection and data management (reliable predictive analytics)
  • Augmentation devices for improved operational performance (actively paired hardware and software components)
  • Novel platforms to achieve more effective man/machine pairing

For additional information, please contact the Hacking the Human Element team:

     Brad Chedister - brad.chedister@sofwerx.org
     Keri Cline - keri.cline@sofwerx.org
     Bill Kernick - bill.kernick.civ@gc.ndu.edu