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COACH-ABT: Conduits for Optimizing and Accelerating Comprehensive [Unit] Health during Army Basic Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-18-P-0188
Agency Tracking Number: A181-030-0426
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-030
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-24
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tim Clark
 (781) 935-3966
 tclark@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The Army faces the significant challenge of transforming enlistees into physically fit and ready Soldiers by sustainably guiding recruits with varying physiology, genetics, and physical training aptitudes into new habits of exercise, diet, and lifestyle that enable them to become effective and resilient Soldiers. Drill Sergeants and leaders in the Army Basic Combat Training environment require tools to help understand, monitor, and optimize the well-being and performance of Army enlistees. This challenge requires data on individual physiological states and other contextual factors for the purposes of learning and recommending behavioral interventions to individuals and units to optimize training outcomes. COACH-ABT: Conduits for Optimizing and Accelerating Comprehensive [Unit] Health during Army Basic Training will address these challenges by providing a Service Oriented Architecture that integrates varied unobtrusive sensors, aggregating their data in a graph database for processing in exploratory and production modes, applying proven optimization technology to compute assessments and plot optimal interventions. The system will make recommendations using strategies (e.g., rewards, coaching, goal-setting, and social influences) that will be presented using intuitive visualizations. COACH-ABT will provide stakeholders a data-driven means to provide targeted interventions to individuals and units.

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