Might 9 (UPI) — The Military is requesting bids for a $25 million contract for wearable sensors to detect early signs of COVID-19.
“There’s a dire and pressing want for improvement of speedy, correct wearable diagnostics to determine and isolate pre-symptomatic COVID-19 circumstances and monitor/forestall the unfold of the virus,” stated the request for proposals issued this week.
The RFP doesn’t specify the place on the physique the machine needs to be worn, and corporations bidding for the contract had been inspired to utilize current know-how as a lot as doable.
The RFP was issued by the Medical Know-how Enterprise Consortium, which collaborates with the U.S. Military Medical Analysis and Improvement Command.
The machine would permit navy companies to isolate service members with early signs to allow them to be examined, remoted and handled as quickly as doable.
The navy can be working to adapt current applied sciences to assist combat the virus, akin to becoming goggles utilized in battle to take the temperature of 300 troops in 25 minutes.
The Pentagon can be planning on putting in an infrared sensor to measure physique temperature when its 20,000 staff return to work.
Earlier this week reporters the Pentagon confirmed it issued a memo saying any optimistic analysis of COVID-19 is “completely disqualifying” for navy service, even when the applicant has totally recovered, however Military Gen. Mark Milley later advised reporters the coverage outlined within the memo had not been applied.
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