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Smart integrated extreme environment health monitor with sensory feedback for enhanced situation awareness

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 883315

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 242 442,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 242 442,50

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

Objective

SIXTHSENSE is a multidisciplinary innovation and research action with the overall aim to significantly improve efficacy and safety of first responders’ deployment in hazardous environments by optimising on-site team coordination and mission execution.
Between the booming EU economy and the climate change, the number and consequences of disasters occurring in inaccessible rural areas is on a constant rise. First responder deployments in extreme conditions such as fighting wildfires or alpine search and rescue missions have gone from exceptional to regular events in only a couple of decades. As this trend is likely to continue, the risks for wellbeing of the engaged first responders continue to grow. To avoid the loss of life or lasting consequences on the first responders’ health, it is important that the key physiological parameters of deployed operatives are monitored in a way that provides timely and actionable information, without hindering their operational capacity.
The SIXTHSENSE is a wearable health monitoring system with closed loop tactile biofeedback, that allows first responders in hazardous situations to sense their current health status. It allows early detection of risk factors that could lead to rapid deterioration of health or operation capabilities of first responders, by leveraging predictive models based on multimodal biosensor data. As a team management tool it enables real-time monitoring of all deployed operatives, helping increase team effectiveness and operational safety.
To help accelerate the pace of technological advancements aimed at first responders, beyond the scope of the project, SIXTHSENSE will establish a novel research methodology for sustainable inclusion of first responders in a co-development process. A comprehensive framework will allow practitioners to significantly contribute in all stages of the development process, without excessively burdening the first responders with activities outside the domain of their expertise.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 801 750

Participants (21)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 603 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 508 381,25

UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 357 210

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 800 867,50

BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 214 687,50

TECNALIA SERBIA DOO BEOGRAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 353 125

JOBST TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 404 750

METROHM DROPSENS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 402 812,50

SMARTEX S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 571 375

SENETICS HEALTHCARE GROUP GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 398 625

GLOBAL ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS DOO NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 324 665

TELEGROUP GERMANY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 395 000

BIFLOW SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 125

FEISCHL RICHARD

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 63 756,25

FREIWILLIGE FEUERWEHR GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 62 500

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 358 750

UDRUZENJE GORSKA SLUZBA SPASAVANJA SRBIJE

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 121 000

SAVEZ GORSKIH SLUZBI SPASAVANJA U BOSNI I HERCEGOVINI GSSUBIH

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Contribution

€ 56 250

PROSTOVOLJNO GASILSKO DRUSTVO POSTO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 62 687,50

JAVNA VATROGASNA POSTROJBA GRADARIJEKE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 64 375

JAVNA VATROGASNA POSTROJBA GRADA SISKA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 77 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 883315

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 242 442,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 242 442,50

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain