Officers and First Responders Monitor Stress for Health Prevention

August 16, 2017

Everyday, first responders put their own lives at risk to help individuals, families, and communities. They experience frontline tragical issues, such as accidents, deaths, murders, etc. In Canada, according to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust, ‘’PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a very real phenomenon facing over 20% of all First Responders’’ (CASP, 2016).

Health data are useful to get insights about the individual’s vitals. Hexoskin provides the physiological data, which gives an easy access to the vital signs information in order to determine the appropriate prevention solutions. Hexoskin can measure and report in real-time, high-level actionable data such as readiness information;  remote dashboard for command center; focus and cognitive assessment; stress and fatigue monitoring; mood status monitoring; energy expenditure and metabolism monitoring.

Here are few scientific publications and independent reviews where the researchers used Hexoskin for monitoring the users in variable conditions: 

  • Al Sayed, C., Vinches, L. & Hallé, S. (2017). Validation of a wearable biometric system's ability to monitor heart rate in two different climates under variable physical activities. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks, 6, 19-30.

  • Chatty, L., Omurtag, A., Roy, R. & Garbey, M. (2017). Tracking Mental Workload by Multimodal Measurements During Minimally Invasive Surgery Training. Surg Endosc, 31: S137-S334, # P672.

  • Banerjee, T.B., Anantharam, P., Romine, W.L. & Lawhorne, L.W. (2015). Evaluating a Potential Commercial Tool for Healthcare Application for People with Dementia. Kno.e.sis Publications, #1063.

  • Ross Sherman, A. (2015). System safety analysis of the Opelika Fire Department's Crawling Simulator. Thesis of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University.

  • Harrison, E.M., Bessman, S.C., Markwald, R.R., Taylor, M.K. & Glickman, G.L. (2015). Efficacy of a Smart Textile Shirt Developing a Sleep Health Screening Tool for Military Populations. SLEEP, Vol. 28, #0384.

Hexoskin First Response, Security & Defense applications:
Hexoskin has worked with a number of Federal Agencies on sleep assessments and other vitals monitoring projects including the U.S. Navy Medicine and the Dubai Police Force. Hexoskin is included in different research projects, among others a study to measure police officers’ physiological and psychological stress exposure. The company is playing a holistic role in managing the health of the soldiers & first responders, whether during training to prepare for a mission, a health assessment or to evaluate the physiological and psychological operational stress during and after their deployment.

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