Pressure sensors to prevent absenteeism
Our innovative pressure sensors provide an important contribution to ARMOR. The solution we developed gives objective information on the pressure that is imposed on the soldier. We integrated sensors into the army boot which allows for continuous measuring of the weight of the soldiers’ backpacks. Absenteeism can now be predicted, and measures can be taken to prevent overburdening soldiers.
Multiple measurements with modular solution
To be wider applicable, we developed a modular solution with hip and chest sensors in addition to the pressure sensors. This allows for multiple measurements such as body position, energy consumption and heart rate. This combination leads to new applications and provides even more insight into the physical load of the soldiers.
- Pressure sensor integrated in army boot
- Making physical strain of soldiers objectively measurable
- Avoiding and making absenteeism more predictable
ARMOR is being developed in collaboration with the department Trainingsgeneeskunde en Trainingsfysiologie of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, the University of Twente and Evalan. By using each other’s technology and knowledge we achieve the best possible solution for ARMOR.
The Department of Defence about Evalan