Students from the Taub Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of Architecture at the Technion worked with the IDF Medical Corps to develop a smart bracelet that monitors the vital signs of injured soldiers and records all medical treatments administered. The data is saved in an electronic medical record, which helps monitor the procedures performed and ensure that optimal, life-saving treatment is provided. The smart bracelet documents the treatment the soldier receives in the field, thus streamlining his continued care at the pickup point and in the hospital.
The bracelet was developed by a team comprising students from the industrial design program, led by Prof. Ezri Tarazi, head of the program for advanced studies in industrial design at the Technion’s Faculty of Architecture. Other members of the team that developed the prototype for this product were students from the Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion, led by Itai Dabran, head of the Interdisciplinary Center for Smart Technologies (ICST). With the support of Dr. Ariel Hirschhorn from the IDF Medical Corps, a smart bracelet was produced that meets the criteria for treating wounded IDF soldiers. The bracelet is part of a system that includes an application installed on military smart phones and a command-and-control system. The system collects information from all the bracelets, and gives the medics real-time information about the condition of the wounded soldiers in the field.
Netanel Lev, one of the students in our faculty, developed a technological solution that incorporates artificial intelligence with drone technology. The drone he designed is activated automatically, without human intervention, when it detects incendiary balloons. The drone homes in on them and destroys them before they can do any harm.
The project was developed at the Geometrical Image Processing (GIP) lab at the Faculty of Computer Sciences at the Technion. It was overseen by Yaron Honen, Roman Rabinovitch, and Ron Slossberg.
According to Netanel, the opportunity to utilize advanced technology to demonstrate a product that can save lives and contribute to national security made the project even more rewarding. “Whether or not this specific product is used in the field, I’m sure that in the next few years, technology of this kind will continue to be a significant part of the solutions used by security forces in Israel and worldwide”.