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AID: Automatic Injury Detection
The Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system provides help in seconds when the sensing panel has been pierced by a bullet, knife or shrapnel. The AID panel sends an automated emergency alert to a phone, radio or via other communication system. The automated and instant emergency alert helps save lives. Once hit, an officer or warfighter often needs to fight, flee or becomes incapacitated such that they are unable to get help immediately. AID improves the ability and speed at which they can get medical attention and/or backup help in the fight against the attacker.
- Law Enforcement
- Border Patrol
- First Responders
- Remote personnel that are at risk
- See AID demonstration using this video link
- See AID demonstration at AEWE2016 using this link
- See AID Rugged Test at AEWE2016 using this link
How does it work?
The AID panel consists of a thin film with an encased conductive ink trace that covers the area of the film. When that conductive trace is broken by a sharp edge or bullet (down to 22 caliber bullet), AID detects the event and automatically sends an emergency alert over Bluetooth (or other communication method) to a phone or radio that can forward the notification through the communication infrastructure to emergency services, backup personnel, and/or dispatch/command. The panel can be worn in the front and back – typically in the body armor carrier, in front of the ballistic panel. Each panel has two separate zones so that the system can detect injuries to the upper front, lower front, upper back or lower back.
DataSoft has an exlusive partnership with Select Engineering – the inventor of the AID panel. Please see www.selectengineering.net for more information.
Other Active Sensor Capabilities:
- Wireless connectivity for wearables and biometric sensors
- Sensor gateway for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications
- Wired/Wireless communication for monitoring sensors in cameras, firearms, machines, etc.
Sensors Connect Automatically Through DataSoft’s Wired or Wireless Technologies:
- Short range wireless from sensor:
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chip for low power/data rate
- Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for higher data rates
- Wired from sensor:
- USB, serial, or Ethernet from the sensor
- Long range wireless for notifying other team members, dispatch, or medic:
- Cellular – Android app reads sensor data from a wired or wireless sensor and sends corresponding alerts via phone or SMS text message
- P25 Radio – DataSoft SideBridge reads sensor data from a wired or wireless sensor and sends corresponding alerts
- Military Radio – DataSoft SideBridge reads sensor data from a wired or wireless sensor and sends corresponding alerts such as VMF message or Call for Medic
- DataGate – Connecting/notifying dispatch can be done with DataGate software from Datalink. See www.datalinksystemsinc.com for more information. DataGate can be also be used to broadcast the AID alert to smartphones and/or radios.
Use Case: Montgomery County, VA Sheriff’s Department
- AID System Design: AID System Design for MCSv3
- Media clip - WFXR 27, FOX affiliate: link
- Media clip - WSLS 10, NBC affiliate: link
- Media clip - WDBJ 7, CBS affiliate: link
- Montgomery County promotional AID video: link
- Press - The Roanoke Times: link
Sprint Partnership: Press Release Announcing Sprint’s AID Offering
- Sprint's AID Offering: link