The School of Human Kinetics will participate in four research projects awarded by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces under the IDEaS Program

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Futuristic Science Race

The Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program awarded 59 research projects to help solve Canadian defence and security challenges. Four of these were awarded to the School of Human Kinetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.

Challenge: Recruit, retain, and reach 25% representation of women by 2026
  • A multi-stage approach to addressing sex-disparities in musculoskeletal injuries in military operators?
Challenge: Predicting and Optimizing Personnel Performance
  • Development and validation of a CANadian virtual Soldier Performance Prediction and Optimization Tool (CAN-SPPOT) to predict and optimize performance and minimize injury risk based on personal, operational, equipment, and environmental factors.
Challenge: Human Performance in Extreme Climatic Environments
  • Optimizing performance and health readiness of CF Soldiers during cold extremes: an international partnership
  • Operation heat shield: Maximizing readiness and operational capability of military personnel in heat stress conditions

Other contracts awarded to the University of Ottawa

Challenge: Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Hazard Detection and Planning
  • Sensitive Detection and Identification or Airborne Chemicals and Biological Agents
Challenge: Collaboration of Robotic Systems
  • Autonomous Task Detection and Dynamic Specialized Agent Allocation For Multi-Robot Collaboration


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