To monitor the health of 700,000 U.S. Navy sailors and marines in real-time, blockchain project Consensus Networks uses the loTeX blockchain.
The United States is exploring blockchain technology to improve the processes of the military. To develop a blockchain-enabled logistics system named HealthNet, the U.S. Navy signed a deal with Consensus Networks of $1.5-million. The project is halfway in progress, and its pilot is scheduled for early 2022.
According to information shared by Consensus Networks, they have a target of providing real-time monitoring and logistics for about 700,000 sailors and marines via the platform.
The founder of Consensus Networks and also the CEO, Nathan Miller, stated that the project is halfway done, also he said, the U.S. is very pleased with the progress so far. He also mentioned that the U.S. Navy would “participate along with other partners who are interested in the blockchain-powered HealthNet.”
Pilot Programs to improve the old systems include medical logistics, the demand for pharmaceuticals, prediction of blood product demand, and supply of prostheses and medical equipment.
Nathan Miller predicted that the medical industry is poised to renew its systems with blockchain-based solutions, adding:
“It is hard to believe that today automobile manufacturers, such as Ford, have a better network for ensuring the health of their vehicles in the shop or on the road than the medical sector has to monitor and safeguard the health of people.”
Miller also stated that HealthNet is not only for the U.S. Navy. It can also help medical operators use integrated data environments and interfaces to track medical suppliers from manufacturers to patients to reduce delivery time and waste.
Miller explained: “For example, it will be great for elderly homes by helping them with better care without driving or being driven to a healthcare facility,” Miller explained. “The system will help track their health and predict their needs and get them sorted, so they do not have to visit clinics.”
The US military has previously tried to use blockchain technology. The Air Force was one of the first branches to sign contracts with blockchain startups. The US Navy subsequently awarded Simba Chain $10 million for the development of a secure messaging platform. Simba received another 1.5 million US dollars in 2021 to create a blockchain-based solution to realize the demand perception of key military weapon components.