Here’s a good article on the BATDOK plugin for ATAK, with an excerpt below:
The Air Force Research Laboratory has high hopes for a new, smartphone-based medical information software tool that can ingest sensor data for real-time health status monitoring for multiple patients.
Researchers launched field testing of the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK in the spring. They’ve now begun broader deployment and officials say they hope to have the tool in global use by the summer of 2018.
“We are taking legacy old school paper solutions and replacing them with a smartphone app,” said Dr. Gregory Burnett, the BATDOK program manager from the 711th Human Performance Wing, a unit assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
BATDOK also includes a medical library, manages electronic health records and is even interoperable with battlefield digital situation awareness maps, which can help users locate casualties. It also assists with documentation.
In the absence of such a tool, field medics have had to rely on a variety of paper-intensive processes.
“We have a ‘tactical casualty care card’ that has blank fields that they fill out with a pen. This is affected by the environment — rain, mud, blood. And then it is left to the next-stage provider to understand the chicken scratch on the card,” Burnett said.