Blast gauges improve medical treatment for soldiers
IBM's Informix® database technology (US) is helping Australian military medics analyse data about blast impacts to determine the best treatment for soldiers. Soldiers wear the blast gauges (developed by the United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) on their helmets and combat vests, and sensors on the gauge capture blast wavelength data.
Medics then extract the data from the gauge via USB, and use IBM Informix database software – implemented by IBM Gold Partner Advanced Data Tools – to manage and analyse the data.
This information can help medical personnel diagnose, treat and monitor the short- and long-term effects these blasts will have on soldiers' physical and mental health. The blast gauges are currently being deployed to US and Australian troops.
Big data becomes a business priority
In a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study, nearly two-thirds of respondents said that using information (including big data) and analytics is creating a competitive advantage for their organisations. We surveyed 1,144 business and IT professionals in 95 countries, including Australia, to find out how organisations are using and benefiting from big data.
Read the study's executive report Analytics: The real-world use of big data. (PDF, 1.22MB)
We're here to help
Easy ways to get the answers you need.
IBM InfoSphere Entity Analytics for government
Download this white paper (PDF, 388KB) to discover how the IBM InfoSphere® Entity Analytics portfolio enables government agencies to better understand their constituent base so they can improve services, minimise fraudulent benefit payments and increase revenue.
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+
Learn more about IBM's fully managed, security-rich and production-ready cloud environment.
Discover how you can accelerate your adoption of big data and cloud computing with IBM's Expert Integrated Systems.