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UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Competition – Human Augmentation

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UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Competition – Human Augmentation


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
  • strength
  • 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

Register here for the Q&A Webinar – 3 May 2023

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