An app for detecting early indications of illness and injury
Health and Injury Prediction and Prevention using Complex Reasoning and Analytic Techniques Integrated on a Cellphone App (HIPPOCRATIC App)
Under DARPA’s Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health (WASH) program, we developed HIPPOCRATIC App to detect signals that provide early indications of illness and injury, leading to a better prognosis. For example, if it senses a large jolt that may indicate a fall, the system begins monitoring for associated symptoms, such as a change in gait, using integrated smartphone sensors.
“Our HIPPOCRATIC App marks a revolutionary breakthrough in healthcare delivery for both Warfighters and civilians. HIPPOCRATIC App makes early detection effective, accessible, cost-effective, and convenient. The HIPPOCRATIC App can lead to a revolutionary breakthrough in healthcare delivery for both Warfighters and civilians. Earlier diagnoses of injury can prevent return-to-duty of impaired Warfighters; earlier treatment means Warfighters can perform their duties longer, saving the Department of Defense millions of dollars in training costs.”
Dr. Bethany Bracken,
Principal Scientist at Charles River and Principal Investigator on the HIPPOCRATIC App effort
If left undetected, infectious diseases can spread quickly through a population, endangering Warfighters and their missions, as well as the general population. HIPPOCRATIC App can help diagnose illness sooner, preventing Warfighters from returning to duty too soon and infecting those around them. Our app also detects injuries. For example, if HIPPOCRATIC App senses a large jolt that may indicate a fall, the system begins monitoring for associated symptoms of traumatic brain injury, such as a change in gait, using integrated smartphone sensors.
We are proud to work with a talented team to build this app,” continued Dr. Bracken. “We’re excited to demonstrate the right way to protect end-user information and privacy when applying advanced analytics. We will protect the privacy of user data using TozStore, an end-to-end encryption toolkit developed by Tozny.”
This material is based upon work supported by United States Air Force and DARPA under Contract No. FA8750-18-C-0056. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of United States Air Force and DARPA. Distribution Statement “A” (Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited).