Automatic Injury Detection for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

by Stephanie Tomsett | 1Q 2017 | IN-4447

In February (2017), the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office in Virginia announced the beginning of its rollout of the Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system, developed by Select Engineering (an engineering firm providing engineering and technical services to assist federal agencies, local governments, and corporate entities) in partnership with DataSoft (a low-power, small form-factor, wireless solutions manufacturer). The AID system detects when the wearer has been stabbed, shot, or hit by shrapnel, alerting pre-set contacts via text message, as well as phoning emergency services to ensure that wearers get help immediately, even if they are unable to call for assistance themselves. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office will be rolling out the system to its entire team of deputies to ensure that they get assistance in the event of an attack or injury.

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