Our commitment is to provide “Lifesaving Triage & Medical Awareness” at a glance and in real time – from anywhere on the planet.
The 5VS biosensor is worn on the upper arm in order to maximize the accuracy of the multiple sensors, and to minimize pendulum motion artifacts seen in wrist-mounted devices. Any critical (red) & non-critical (yellow) change is instantaneously flagged on the devices visual indicator and flagged & prioritized on the scalable operational/incident command dashboard.
Technical Abstract: Over the last 10 years, 91% of preventable military fatalities were caused by hemorrhaging because recognition of injury and response times were too slow. At Five Vital Signs (5VS), we believe this is completely unacceptable. Our mission is to save American lives by decreasing the time it takes to triage and provide care to our warfighters.
Overview: Five Vital Signs (5VS) is a small business committed to providing the Armed Forces & First responders with Lifesaving Triage & Medical Awareness. 5VS has developed communication protocols and linkage technology that delivers data from commercially available, FDA approved wearable devices to incident commands and control platforms. This integration will address several gaps in far-forward performance monitoring and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. With our system – any medic or soldier can effectively identify, locate, and prioritize critically, injured airmen on the battlefield – in real time – from anywhere on the planet. 5VS’ C-Detect device is worn on the upper arm in order to maximize the accuracy of the multiple sensors, and to minimize pendulum motion artifacts seen in wrist-mounted devices.
Technical Merit: Five Vital Signs (5VS) has established vital sign monitoring platforms that could be used on the battlefield. The monitoring platform will provide simple dashboard outputs (e.g., green-yellow-red) for real-time clinical diagnosis of patient status during actual hemorrhage. The information from the monitoring platform could be used to by combat medics and first responders on the battlefield or in civilian environments to help establish triage categories, evacuation priority and titrated interventions for combat casualties and civilian trauma patients, as well as track resuscitation efforts in these patients.
Our proprietary technology seeks to integrate a biosensor, communication protocol and the Army’s Nett Warrior System to provide a simplified and reliable combat medical awareness user-interface display. The 5VS platform enables the medic to identify, prioritize and initiate lifesaving measures on any critically injured soldier within seconds, while providing mission command and the forward surgical unit with the tactical medical picture – at a glance & in real time.
Due to the high risk of cardiac events after incidents, the TOD biosensor can be kept on for hours or days for continued monitoring. Additionally, through data analytics TOD will increase the margin of safety on the job by differentiating acceptable vital signs given the firefighters age and incorporating any cardiac risk factors. Lastly, the First Responders will have the ability to apply TOD on anyone found down to prioritize the medical care of the critically injured during mass casualty scenarios. TOD can be applied in as little as 60 seconds with vital signs appearing on the Incident Command dashboard as well as on the Injured dashboard at designated triage location.
5VS is committed to augmenting life saving measures at medical care facilities, especially at assisted living facilities that service elderly patients. Preventable falls are one of the leading causes of life-threatening injury and death in elderly care facilities. In addition to monitoring critical vital signs, 5VS’ fall detection sensor capabilities can save lives by alerting caretakers that a patient has fallen.