Military Innovation Operational Forum - Think Tank (Dec 5, 2019)

Military Innovation Operational Forum - Think Tank (Dec 5, 2019)

When.  December 5, 2019 from 0900-1130

Where. Fayetteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303

About.  Join military medical professionals from Fort Bragg as they announce operational medical requirements to the public. The two areas of interest for this Think Tank are the following:

Detecting need for life-saving interventions (LSI). Like their civilian counterparts, military healthcare providers have a requirement to rapidly identify those patients who will need LSI. Even in the most technologically advanced medical units, patients can deteriorate with little warning. The ability to rapidly identify casualties with the greatest need would enhance triage and evacuation priorities. Current means of predicting decomposition include monitoring of the Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI, uses artificial intelligence to assess changes in arterial waveforms secondary to alterations in volume hemostasis). CRI fared better than systolic blood pressure (BP), mean arterial BP, and shock index (heart rate/systolic BP) at predicting need for LSI. Additionally, serum lactate levels may predict shock. The MIO-Forum is seeking cutting-edge technology to better predict decompensation and the need for LSI.

Human performance optimization. Prevention of injuries, maximizing physical performance, and improving psychological resiliency are key components of human performance optimization. In addition to biomarkers or other data that may predict injury, the military has a need to develop methods to determine which Soldiers are at risk for performance failure. Examples include biomarkers to determine risk for muscle fatigue or failure, metrics for psychological resiliency, detection of pre-clinical infections, and over or undertraining. For any tool, the need for deployability and rapid turnaround of results is imperative.