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MTEC PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT “Healthy Eating Activity Lifestyle Training Hub (HEALTH)”
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this pre-announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) focused on the development of a mobile health app to aid military personnel in managing healthy body weight, nutrition, physical fitness goals, and combat readiness. The mobile health app will be designed to incorporate wearables and artificial intelligence.
United in service to our nation’s Warfighters, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) develops and delivers quality medical capabilities to protect, treat, and sustain the health of our Service members. In order to modernize the Army to be a ready and resilient Force, USAMMDA is developing Soldier Optimization Decision Aids (SODA) specifically for android and iOS mobile devices. One of these SODA software applications is the Healthy Eating Activity Lifestyle Training Hub or more commonly known as the HEALTH App. The objective of this App is to empower Soldiers in healthy and safe lifestyle changes to sustain healthy weight and performance on a year-round basis.
The HEALTH App will be designed to aid military personnel (and their families) in achieving healthy management of body weight, healthy nutrition and prevention of unhealthy dieting practices, improved physical fitness, combat readiness and warfighter performance. The app will promote Soldier readiness, prevent unhealthy dieting practices, and enhance compliance with AR600-9 (Army Body Composition Program). The HEALTH App will provide personalized Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) tools to help Soldiers stay fit and meet Army Regulation (AR) 600-9 and APFT standards along with a program to improve nutrition, fitness, sleep and mind/body health.
The U.S. Government (USG) Department of Defense (DoD) currently anticipates $0.47 million (M) for this upcoming program. The USG may apply additional dollars for follow-on efforts via post award modification to any resultant award(s) after the evaluation and acceptance of work and cost plan. Dependent on the results and deliverables, additional time may be added to the period of performance for non-competitive follow-on tasks.