Interoperable Medical Automated Systems (iMAS) Technology and Gap Assessment

This RPP aims to help develop a research prototype for the ability to tele-monitor and capture research data for the following research areas: COVID-19 wards, emergency rooms/trauma rooms (ERs/TRs), and neurological patients. This capability will help develop the DoD interoperable Medical Automated Systems (iMAS) program. The program believes partnering with a hospital center shall provide the following:

  • Develop an initial database prototype and architecture to tele-monitor and capture data from COVID-19 patients. This will allow the Government to provide an immediate response to COVID-19 through remote tele-monitoring capabilities and a database prototype to support the future development of pandemic patient response methodologies and COVID-19 predictive algorithms;
  • Analyze ERs and TRs via camera(s) and video feeds to identify possible Tactics, Techniques, Procedures (TTPs) and automated efficiencies that would improve a deployed field hospital. Information from this effort supports the development of TTPs and future battlefield medical automation prototypes; and
  • Evaluate existing handheld applications and correlate these data with hospital diagnostic tools, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan, and use these data for the future development of novel mobile applications for TBI evaluations if existing mobile applications are not sufficient for rapid TBI assessment.

The DoD will leverage data to develop and evaluate machine learning and predictive algorithms that will ultimately be used to recommend diagnoses, treatments, and medications to care providers in the DoD’s deployed Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). The research project award recipient was selected from the Offerors who responded to MTEC’s Request for Project Proposals (20-13-iMAS).

Interoperable Medical Automated Systems (iMAS) Technology and Gap Assessment

Project Team: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Award Amount: $5.32M (additional cost share = $286K)

Project Duration: 48 months

Project Objective: The project objective is to develop the prototype with tele-monitoring capability for Interoperable Medical Automated Systems (iMAS) Patient Operational Remote Tele-monitoring Advanced Layout (PORTAL) and capturing the data from COVID-19 patients, to improve efficiencies from analyzing the video from the TR/ER related Tactics, Techniques, Procedures (TTPs), and evaluate existing handheld applications for rapid traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment.