When the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, the government moved quickly to find solutions to detect, treat, and prevent COVID-19. Just weeks into the pandemic, the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) reached out to its members and the public to seek ways to detect pre-symptomatic exposure to the virus through wearable diagnostic technology. Access to technology that could detect very early symptoms would enable people to isolate early cases to help slow the spread of the virus.
In total, seven wearable technology projects were selected for funding through an MTEC Other Transaction Agreement. This agreement facilitated the delivery of advanced technology prototypes that would support the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in our warfighters, and ultimately, the general public.
MTEC seeks to accelerate the delivery of technology and medical solutions that prevent and treat injuries and restore America’s military and veterans to full health.