New SBIR Phase I funding will integrate human performance sensor data and lay the groundwork to be implemented into MOTAR later this year
Dynepic® announced today it was awarded SBIR Phase I funding to enhance its MOTAR® platform and enable ‘humans as a weapon system’ through the collection, tracking, and API enablement of human performance sensor data for the Department of Air Force.
“MOTAR is the perfect platform to aggregate training data and present actionable insights via its learning dashboards to improve overall training readiness,” explained Krissa Watry, Co-Founder, and CEO of Dynepic. “Many VR headsets and wearables used by the military have the ability to track sensor data like heart rate, gaze pattern, and activity level, and MOTAR will collect this data for correlation to training performance. The vision is that MOTAR Ecosystem applications will also be able to analyze the data through privacy-secure APIs.”
Already a requirement across the USAF for learning and training, MOTAR is well poised to serve as the one-stop-shop for this data and address current US military challenges, including:
- Increased Interoperability: MOTAR is device- and vendor-agnostic with the capability to pull in siloed sensor data streams from any hardware type and output a standardized data format that can be used by third-party tools, apps, and AI engines
- Enable Human as Weapon System: By collecting, tracking, storing, and analyzing all human performance sensor data in a centralized repository, a digital phenotype of the warfighter could be developed and understood – from training to operations
- Increased Training Readiness: Instructors will have a better understanding of their student’s performance; human performance data can be used to assert new competencies and support AI in recommending courses and optimizing training
Watry said Dynepic will host key stakeholder meetings as they move forward with development in the coming weeks and has extended an open invitation to US Air Force and Space Force units who would like to join.
“Our Warfighters are a key component to winning any future fight. This Phase I SBIR is a strong start to supporting service members with the performance data and actionable insights they need to win!” she added.