Patriot One Technologies has announced that its subsidiary Xtract Technologies has secured a contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence through the Public Works and Government Services Canada Division, and as a part of the Innovations Solutions Canada Program (ISC), worth $157,000.
The nature of the contract is in regards to finding ways of providing better situational understanding for firefighters in Canada, enabling them to work in a more ‘Heads Up Hands Free’ (HU/HF) manner, through the use of innovative devices, applications, personal protective equipment and technology.
Using its experience with artificial intelligence (AI) for video and data analysis, Xtract aims to integrate multiple biometric sensors to collect health-related data for health, status and safety assessment when firefighters are in the field, feeding the data collected to incident commanders and on-site firefighters via a combination of dashboards and heads up displays.
Xtract also plans on using its AI capabilities to detect objects and people in smoke and predict flow paths in real-time using thermal and video imaging.
“We’re tremendously excited to be working on this project and thank the Innovative Solutions Canada Program (ISC) for selecting us,” said Martin Cronin, CEO of Patriot One. “Xtract AI’s knowledge of artificial intelligence, and data and video analysis are an ideal match for this challenge, and we relish the opportunity to put these into a solution that will assist Canadian firefighters in being better informed, more efficient and, ultimately, safer,” he added.
May 27, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis