Funding Amount: 
2015-01-09 to 2019-08-31
University of Loughborough

TOXI-triage aims at five specific objectives:

  • Accelerated delivery of situational awareness, allowing to quickly assess the location of the crisis and the nature of the crisis agent.
  • Command and Control with secure, dynamic and seamless communications, allowing the commanders of the crisis to quickly have access to all the information related to the crisis and the ability to quickly issue commands to the proper teams in the field.
  • Traceable point-of-care diagnostic tests with integrated casualty tracking, allowing first responders to have a complete clinical history of each casualty during the crisis.
  • Comprehensive field toolbox of CBRN threats for end-users, providing first responders an invaluable help system to carry on their operations during the crisis.
  • Protocol for the registration of biomarkers of injury from CBRN poisoning with the European Medicines Agency, letting researchers register their findings in the European Medicines Agency.
  • Establish a community of commerce and deliver a commercial vision, resulting in the valid commercial exploitation of the results of the project.
Value Proposition: 
  • Provision of a full crisis management system able to easily integrate new sensors as new sensing technologies are created, leading to optimal situational awareness.
  • Full command & Control, providing crisis commanders with all the information on the crisis that they need and the ability to directly send orders to all relevant teams on the field.
  • Full integration with a tag & trace system which allows complete tracking of casualties, equipment, and samples.
  • Social media connector allows media tracking of people during and before a crisis is detected.
  • Field toolbox for helping first responders on the field.
  • The component responsible for gathering data from all sensors, the TOXI-triage Data Hub, is a reusable platform able to collect data from sensors and represent them geographically, which is already been reused in other projects.
  • Decreased response time for crisis teams, especially for detecting the crisis and broadcasting the agent of the crisis to all teams involved in the crisis.
  • Full crisis clinical history of each patient available both at control room and hospitals.
  • Ability to detect crisis before the sensors detect the agent thanks to social media connector and people’s tweets.
  • Threat database.
Business Impact: 
  • Dual use technology reusable for any kind of incident management.
  • Improvement of crisis management thanks to the ability of easily adding new sensor types and the decreased response time.
  • Improved information provided to hospitals through the use of the tag & trace system.