BAE Systems delivers headborne energy analysis, diagnostic systems to U.S. Army

PHOENIX, 8 April 2008. BAE Systems has delivered the first 5,500 Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Systems (HEADS) to the Program Executive Office Soldier for distribution to the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division. Developed in cooperation with the Army, HEADS will help scientists analyze and understand the forces soldiers sustain during impact and blast events that could lead to brain injury.

Apr 8th, 2008

PHOENIX, 8 April 2008.BAE Systems has delivered the first 5,500 Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Systems (HEADS) to the Program Executive Office Soldier for distribution to the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division. Developed in cooperation with the Army, HEADS will help scientists analyze and understand the forces soldiers sustain during impact and blast events that could lead to brain injury.

Data collected from HEADS may be used to build better protective systems and to establish a body of data to accelerate research for the diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury.

HEADS incorporates state-of-the-art accelerometer and pressure sensor technology that is capable of detecting and recording the forces sustained by soldiers during combat operations.

Mounted to the inside of the helmet shell, the system is extremely small and lightweight. Compatible with the Advanced Combat and the Combat Vehicle Crewman helmets, the system is not noticeable to the wearer and does not interfere with additional helmet-mounted equipment such as goggles and other sensors.

Work will be completed at BAE Systems' facilities in Jessup, Pa., and Phoenix, Ariz.

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