BUFFALO, N.Y., USA, April 4th, 2019 — Providing the United States Air Force (USAF) with a state-of-the-art human performance technology built to support the fitness and wellbeing of Airmen, CoachMePlus and The Informatics and Application Group (TIAG®) have been recently selected for the first phase of a highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award which will bring the innovative Warrior Performance Platform (WP2™) to address the need for remote fitness coaching for Airmen.
This SBIR award is an outcome of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and technology accelerator AFWERX, which partner to provide SBIR funding for innovative companies and products that can help the Air Force achieve its mission.
Built and based in Buffalo, N.Y., WP2™ is a Department of Defense purpose-built technology that provides military operations with a cutting-edge sport science research and pioneering software to safeguard both health and performance which requires both an intuitive platform and fully compliant system with the latest standards in military-grade encryption.
CoachMePlus Co-Founder and President Kevin Dawidowicz notes that this award will focus on the direct and specific needs of the Air Force and leverage lessons learned with our current effort for the U.S. Navy and their unique requirements.
“The Air Force has identified a need to improve the overall fitness and availability of full duty, reserve, and National Guard Airmen,” says Dawidowicz. “There are numerous Air Force organizations that want to protect the men and women who have spent years of training to become skilled members of the military. The Air Force sees these members as their greatest asset.”
About CoachMePlus and the Warrior Performance Platform (WP2™)
Leveraging workout tracking, wellness monitoring, wearable technologies integrations, and a full suite of testing and reporting tools, the WP2 monitors key indicators of a warrior’s health, ability, performance, and readiness. Advancing proactive performance management from training through deployment, WP2 integrates the CoachMePlus performance-optimization solution used by major teams across the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, CFL, and military. WP2 also fuses demonstrated expertise in data analytics, telemedicine and cutting-edge health IT solutions with decades of lessons learned within military communities and professional sports arenas. Learn more at www.coachmeplus.com.
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with regional offices in Seattle, Wash. and Huntsville, Ala., TIAG® is an innovative technology company providing strategic, transformational solutions to private industry and across the Department of Defense. ISO 9001:2015 certified and appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) for Services, TIAG takes pride in its people, processes and successes in advancing customer missions. Our extensive services portfolio delivers focused expertise and support ranging from complex, enterprise-wide solutions to stand-alone custom projects. Please visit tiag.net to discover how we provide technology that transforms.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
About AFRL and AFWERX
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.