Woodbridge, V.A., January 7, 2016 – MAG’s Chief Strategy Officer France Hoang was interviewed and quoted in a GCN article titled, Government trainers take a page from the NFL playbook, by Mark Pomerleau. The article discusses how using the TEAMWorks real-time performance intelligence system can be combined with other technology to provide unparalleled situational awareness for members of the law enforcement and military communities.
Below is a snip-it of the article, you can read the article in its entirety here.
If the National Football League can outfit its players’ uniforms with radio frequency identification chips to give coaches and fans statistics on players’ movements, why can’t that same technology be used to help train the military and law enforcement officers?
That was the thinking of Francis Hoang, chief strategy officer at Momentum Aviation Group – a global situational awareness company – that developed such a system in partnership with Zebra Technologies and Renaissance Sciences Corp. Giving customers the ability to have situation awareness they wouldn’t otherwise – whether from the air or on the ground –was the driving force behind the development of the project, Hoang said.
After seeing what Zebra Technologies had done with the National Football League and NASCAR (where it measures performance of pit crew members and equipment to speed efficiency), Hoang thought that similar motion analysis technology could help train military and law enforcement.
Prompt, accurate and coordinated response – be it to an active shooter in Chicago or in a raid on a compound in Syria – is critical for members of the law enforcement and military communities. For these operators, practice makes perfect. However, assessing the performance of trainees in real time during exercises has been an inexact science. But RFID tracking could significantly aid students and more importantly, instructors, providing objective measurements of each trainee involved in an exercise.
The TEAMWorks real-time performance intelligence system uses real time location systems that make it possible to automate and capture measurements of live action in a variety of training scenarios and environments, according to a MAG whitepaper.
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