Improved Occupant Protection and Survivability
Jankel and Bodytrak have partnered to develop new, innovative technology and protection solutions to mitigate the impact of excessive vibration in military and related platforms.
Bodytrak has unique, non-invasive physiological monitoring technology and Jankel is expert in occupant survivability and complex integration. The focus of the partnership will be to develop a sensor-based solution to quantify and track the ongoing effects of vibration on various key regions of the body. and monitor the compound stresses against key health and safety benchmarks, via a real-time monitoring system. This fresh insight into the long-term impact of excessive vibration is being used to develop improved occupant survivability and protection systems. Jankel can then offer customers a turnkey solution to solve complex issues or improve existing designs, through use of its patented seat and vibration-dampening technologies.
In addition to solving design issues, the Bodytrak system also provides options for real-time monitoring of key occupant physiology during training and or operations, to improve overall performance and manage occupant safety risks. The Bodytrak system provides a unique, non-invasive, in-ear device that tracks key vital signatures and transmits data in real-time to the company’s Incident Management Platform, to automate health, safety, and performance monitoring. The system also provides options for audio communications and hearing protection.
Sam Foreman, Head of Sales and Marketing at Jankel, stated “we are really enthusiastic about this new partnership that gives us a unique insight into the effects of vibration in various protection scenarios and helps us to collectively provide enhanced protection for our customers […] We are also looking forward to demonstrating this capability and our full range of protection systems to OEMs and end-users at DSEI.”
Leon Marsh, Bodytrak’s CEO, commented “This partnership with Jankel is a great example of the breadth of data analytics expertise of Bodytrak and provides an opportunity to expand our core competencies. We look forward to developing this market opportunity with Jankel and setting new standards for the industry.”