This DASA competition aims to develop safe and ethical, Generation-After-Next (GAN) prototype Human Augmentation technologies that mitigate human performance as the limiting factor. Suppliers are invited to develop and prototype a Human Augmentation technology to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5-6. (eg test and evaluation of a prototype in a relevant environment) by the end of the contract.
For this competition, a relevant environment is one that can be simulated in a laboratory setting, for example, a control room, a treadmill based march, extreme (controlled) environments and a scenario that includes decision making as a team or a scenario that is presented in virtual reality.
Suppliers should focus on technologies that influence the following human capabilities and aptitudes, including but not limited to:
- sensory enhancement to support mission outcomes
- collaborative working (including human-human and human-machine)
- attention during tasks with a cognitive element
- enhanced decision making (reduced time and improved outcomes)
- physical endurance
- overcoming limitations to physical and cognitive fatigue
DASA are seeking proposals against one (or a combination) of the following use cases:
Use Case 1: Biofeedback Systems – systems that measure user state, interpret the resulting data and deliver an effect based on the data.
Use Case 2: The Warfighter Ensemble – Equipment that is worn closely on the body and is designed to optimise and enhance biological functions.
Use Case 3: Sensory Enhancements – Enhancing the human senses beyond typical biological capability.
Submissions close 13 June 2023, 12 midday BST
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