Example Track 1

Pre-symptomatic Detection of COVID-19 on the Frontlines

Dec 02, 2020

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Dr. John Hannan

Chief, Digital Battlespace Management Division

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

This joint project between the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Defense Innovation Unit and Philips Health was originally conceived in 2018 to explore if non-invasive physiological monitoring technologies combined with machine learning algorithms could provide early warning of infection prior to the onset of symptoms. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the project team to pivot from a disease agnostic focus to detecting early signs of COVID-19 in military personnel. Learn how the team put in place a screening technology that acts as a "check engine light" for the body and how it has worked in early pilot studies.