Toxi Triage – Tools for detection, traceability, triage and individual monitoring of victims
TOXI-triage project address the operational; technological; ethical and societal dimensions of CBRN response and recovery, and importantly the economic base from which sustainable CBRN and multiuse systems are derived
The approach defines a concept of operations that envisages accelerated delivery of situational awareness through an ensemble of embedded sensors, drones, standoff detectors (including cameras), artificial intelligence for processing sensor signals and web-traffic from social media, and centralised command and control. Wireless traceability of casualties provides dynamic mapping including medical care.
Distinctive technological attributes of TOXI-triage include:
Rapid non-invasive assessment of exposure/ injury through monitoring metabolic markers of injury
Managing and exploiting the semantic web
Traceability by design
Casualty-to-discharge system integration
Integrated environmental and stand-off hazard designation.
The approach is rigorous with clinical trials to test systems in poisoning clinics and live agent tests in laboratories designated by the UN’s OPCW.
Distinctive societal attributes of TOXI-triage include:
Addressing the needs of all vulnerable groups
Optimising inter-cultural/ethnic messages and needs in CBRN response
Fostering economic impact by multiple-uses for all the project’s systems.
TOXI-triage intends that its outcomes will be used routinely in medical/environmental/urban and search and rescue emergencies. The benefits are intended to extend significantly further then enhanced CBRN resilience.
The main goal for TOXI-triage is to develop and field/trial a new level of medical care and site management during triage within rescue efforts in a CBRN incident.
In order to allows nineteen TOXI-triage consortium partners to focus their efforts distributed in nine different work packages by applying specific, measurable, achievable and realistic objective during project live-cycle following Project Specific objectives have also been defined:
1) Accelerated delivery of Situational Awareness.
2) Command and Control with secure, dynamic, and seamless communication and with Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted tools for making decisions (The Integrator).
3) Traceable point-of-care diagnostic tests with integrated casualty tracking.
4) Comprehensive field toolbox of CBRN threats for end-users.
5) Protocol for the registration of biomarkers of injury from CBRN poisoning with the European Medicines Agency.
6) Establish a harmonized European framework for ethical and accountable CBRN operations.
7) Establish a Community of Commerce and deliver a commercial vision.
Finland have significant role in project. Finnish consortium partners represents all levels of research, development and operators. Finnish partners are University of Helsinki – Verifin, University of Jyväskylä, Environics Oy and South-Savo Regional Rescue Department with Mikkeli Development Company Miksei Ltd.
Toxi Triage 4 years project culminates on final Field Exerxise – DIPSERSE in Mikkeli on 20 – 24th May 2019.