Proceedings of The Physiological Society

Europhysiology 2018 (London, UK) (2018) Proc Physiol Soc 41, PCA173

Poster Communications

Mobile Physiologic Laboratory (mobPhysioLabTM) Infield Monitoring of Humans Maintaining Employability, Human Performance, and Welfare

A. Werner1, T. Drews1, R. Tandon2, C. Wittmann3, F. Fischer4, A. Röpert5, C. Scheuermann6, K. Hagner7

1. Diagnostic and Research, German Air Force - Centre of Aerospace Medicine, Königsbrück, Germany. 2. Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Werk- und Betriebsstoffe, German Armed Forces, Erding, Germany. 3. Koralewski Industrie-Elektronik oHG, Hambühren, Germany. 4. SpaceBit GmbH, Eberswalde, Germany. 5. Interactive Wear AG, Starnberg, Germany. 6. Capgemini Deutschland GmbH, München, Germany. 7. Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Schutztechnologien, German Armed Forces, Munster, Germany.


Introduction: "Mobile health" or "mobile telemedicine" (eHealth) is not to be imagined as not existing in the today's world anymore. In many respects, the most modern and latest information and communication systems are also used being applied in the area of the health system. In some areas, it does not go without telemedical transference at all, namely in Space. Here, the NASA has developed medical telemetry programs since the nineteen sixties and has brought them to an accordingly high level but must again leave in the absence of financial support. In medical centres, such systems are used for a long time to the monitoring by patients', for example, on intensive care units or by the handing over of patients from the surgery to the peripheral stations. Methods: Within the German armed forces, the temporal and qualitative optimization of the rescue chain has been handed over by the introduction of the SAFES only recently. This computer and software supporting system allows the patients' transport on-line to monitors and the best for the soldier of the place of the injury up to the final care place. With American soldiers so-called "soldier of the future" with the possibility of the on-line monitoring of his performance data is for a long time by the USARIEM during the application in the development. However, the aim should not be grasped it to make only the vital parameters and these for him useful, but to raise status in the other future cognitive, metabolic, and "combat ready" status. Discussion: Remote Health monitoring in hazardous environments has the potential to improve operational safety. It can identify exposures that influence short and long-term health conditions and thus save lives of professionals such as, e.g., firefighters or military personnel. Until now it is up to impossible for medical advisors to analyze and identify the causes of health complaints from these individuals. The mobile physiologic laboratory (mobPhysioLabTM) with its core technology the HealthLab system consists of a smart textile sensor garment that monitors the health status of professionals. In combination with the Human-Centric Cyber-Physical System (HCCPS), it provides user interfaces for commanders, medical advisors, and participants.

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