Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System Generation II
The recently unveiled Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System (HEADS) helmet sensor is equipped with a programmable, color-light emitting diode that can be set to activate during a blast event, providing immediate notification of a possible combat-related traumatic brain injury. The debut follows a recent $17 million award from the U.S. Army for BAE Systems’ HEADS Generation II sensor, which is designed to better monitor soldiers and assist in the identification and diagnosis of combat-related traumatic brain injuries. The new sensor continuously collects critical, potentially lifesaving data, including impact direction, magnitude, duration, blast pressures, angular and linear accelerations, and the exact times of single or multiple blast events. It not only lights up during a blast, but once the soldier enters a specified area—a forward operating base or dining facility, for example—a series of strategically placed antennaes scan all available HEADS units and send data to a computer, identifying any soldiers who may have a blast-related brain injury. For more information, visit: www.baesystems.com/Newsroom/NewsReleases/autoGen_110618173419.html.
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