Collaboration to Develop Biomonitoring Systems for Soldiers

Rheinmetall is working with QUS to advance biomonitoring systems for soldiers, developing a joint solution that will combine proven sensors (heart rate, respiratory rate) with other external sensors (such as temperature) By William Mackenzie / 21 Jun 2024
Collaboration to Develop Biomonitoring Systems for Soldiers
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Rheinmetall has entered a partnership with QUS in vital data tracking, working together to jointly develop a solution for soldier biomonitoring in military operations. 

The QUS and Rheinmetall joint solution will combine everything related to body data and fully utilize its potential. 

The ability to combine already proven sensors (heart rate, respiratory rate) with other external sensors (such as temperature, etc.) is set to enable a new basis for tactical decisions based on the knowledge of the current condition of the soldiers.

The fusion of this data with tactical information represents a new dimension of information superiority regarding one’s own troops, and will not only improve the performance of soldiers but also the command process.

Rheinmetall’s Gladius 2.0
Rheinmetall’s innovative Gladius 2.0 soldier system provides up-to-date situational awareness with a consistent, stable communication infrastructure. The system enables operational sensor-to-shooter networks, and boasts an open, modular, scalable architecture. 

Gladius 2.0 ensures a decisive advantage on the digital battlefield under even the most challenging of conditions.

Live tracking of vital data allows training units to be adjusted during training to ensure optimal fitness development. During operations, current information on the physical condition of individual soldiers or the entire unit is available, which is important for further tactical decisions. This is particularly crucial for soldiers in current complex operational scenarios under difficult conditions.

The companies assert that QUS, with its established system, already meets many requirements relevant for successful integration into soldier systems. Therefore, it can be easily integrated and significantly expands the capabilities of soldier systems.

Hannes Steiner, QUS CEO & Founder, commented; “We are very pleased about the new partnership with Rheinmetall. Together, we will develop a system that seamlessly integrates into Rheinmetall’s battlefield management system, creating additional value in this area. Knowing and assessing the vital data of soldiers at any time is very important for performance.”

Hannes Steiner also stated; “The joint solution with Rheinmetall combines the best of both worlds and primarily protects those who protect us. The vital data tracking using textile sensors integrated into the equipment offers an important additional benefit and supports the way to becoming the infantryman of the future.”

Timo Haas, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Rheinmetall AG and Managing Director of Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH, added; “Biomonitoring, as we know it from competitive sports, will also play an important role for soldiers in the future to optimize operational readiness. 

“For us as a system provider, QUS’s solution offers an additional component in our modular soldier system. And with a view to digitization, AI-supported data can make an important contribution to tactical decisions at higher command levels.”

Rheinmetall and QUS are displaying at Eurosatory 2024, Paris. 

Posted by William Mackenzie Connect & Contact
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