Sensors/Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects, often referred to as “smart” devices, which are embedded with software, sensors, and internet connectivity, enabling them to collect and exchange data. Internet connectivity is now commonly built into vehicles, televisions, home appliances, security systems, and other consumer products. Examples of medical IoT (i.e., IoMT) include wearable electronics to monitor physiology, smart prescription products to monitor compliance, and integration of hospital devices into a single network, providing physicians with single-sign-on access to patient files, test results, and prescriptions. Sensors are an integral component of networked devices. Tier Seven is seeking dual-use biotechnology and operational technologies that have the capacity to increase medical compliance, operational readiness, and situational awareness by utilizing sensors to monitor either the external environment or individual personnel. Additionally, innovative capabilities to store, analyze, and transmit the data obtained from these devices in a secure manner are needed.