Capabilities feature in healthcare, where they are frequently used in the assessment of health and well-being, but they also feature in industry and manufacturing. At the request of some industry partners, Barry Smith has put together a group of ontologists who are interested in aiding to put together an account of capabilities compatible with Basic Formal Ontology.
Presently, there is a small working group consisting of academic and industry partners and we are now working here at the National Center for Ontological Research GitHub site. There is now a wiki set up that explains the basic account on the table, and a list of objections to it. The hope is to work both on clarifying objections and revising the account to respond to them.