Integrated and adaptive responses to toxic emergencies for rapid triage: engineering the roadmap from casualty to patient to survivor.
Short Description: 

TOXI-triage merges technologies from clinical medicine with practices of search and rescue into an integrated concept of operation for triage in a catastrophic CBRN incident. Atos develops an integrated information and communication centre.

Full Description: 

The seven specific objectives of TOXI-triage 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.19 partners in 4 Task forces will deliver 9 Work Packages (WPs) that address: end user
specifications; Design and delivery; Test and Validation; and, Impact. 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. 2 field exercises are intended to test and verify the operational attributes of the systems, and 3 WPs
focus on impact to deliver: Exploitation; Security and Ethics; and Effective Innovation Management. 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; aptamer-based biosensing;
casualty-to-discharge system integration; and 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

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