Navigation Links
Kinesiology team gets $975,000 Defense grant to study effects of heavy loads on soldiers
Date:4/24/2012

ics has taught us a lot over the past 30 years about load and locomotion, stamina, oxygen use, energy use and so on. We'll expand to look at whether load affects reaction time, visual attention to critical details and the ability to discriminate friend or foe. We'll set up some fairly realistic tasks such as having a soldier jump off the back of a truck, scan an area, and then immediately hit targets in a marksmanship test."

In preliminary tests, Palmer says, they have used participants who are "fresh" and not fatigued. But as work progresses, they plan to also conduct tests with subjects who are tired to see if they have trouble recognizing friend or foe on a radio call or taking a marksmanship test wearing night vision goggles, for example. "We'll add different layers of stress in a smart progression so that we can understand what each layer is adding to the challenge."

Overall, the kinesiology research team would like to be able to report to the military a great deal of new knowledge about the physical and mental trade-offs and limitations that come with soldiers carrying heavy loads, and of which a field commander can be aware.

"We'd like to contribute to commanders being able to make better decisions about what can be accomplished under certain conditions," Van Emmerik says. "For example, if the protective equipment has to be x, y and z, where can you expect the sharp drop in performance and how can you balance that with mission success?"


'/>"/>
Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. A bit touchy: Plants insect defenses activated by touch
2. New immune defense enzyme discovered
3. Basketball-sized eyes help squids play defense
4. Tapping the bodys own defenses, researchers look to cutting-edge gene therapy for bladder cancer
5. Immunological defense mechanism leaves malaria patients vulnerable to deadly infection
6. How Salmonella forms evil twins to evade the bodys defenses
7. An unexpected player in a cancer defense system
8. Targeting bacterial gas defenses allow for increased efficacy of numerous antibiotics
9. GTSI Wins Department of Defense Contract to Provide Biometric Automated Toolset Systems for U.S. Army
10. Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, 2nd edition
11. Rainbows without pigments offer new defense against fraud
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kinesiology team gets $975,000 Defense grant to study effects of heavy loads on soldiers
(Date:5/18/2015)... GOTHENBURG, Sweden , May 18, 2015 ... touch fingerprint sensors FPC1020, FPC1025, FPC1145, FPC1155 and FPC1035 from ... place from June until and including Q3 2015 and the ... Asia . Communicated order values for 2015 hereby amount ... revenues for Q1 2015 of 140 MSEK and a number ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... JOSE, Calif. , May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced the ... Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to ... Ali replaces Synaptics, current Chief Financial Officer, ... December 2014. Mr. Ali brings ...
(Date:5/10/2015)... Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received an order for ... World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG Holdings. WPI ... . Deliveries are planned to take place during Q3 2015 ... China . The order value of 235 ... 1 000 MSEK for 2015.   Jörgen Lantto, acting ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 230 Million and Raises Revenue Guidance for 2015 2Synaptics Appoints Wajid Ali as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 235 Million 2
... release is available in German . , ... the 2009 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research. Nubia ... tumours such as cervical cancer through human papilloma viruses and ... smoking. The prize from the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation has ...
... available in German . The use of ... risk that people may come into contact with it, and ... risk. However, radioactivity is not the only problem related to ... more dangerous to human health. Researchers are still looking for ...
... 2009 An international conference that will explore Darwin,s ... May 25-29. It is being organized to coincide with ... the Origin of Species, (and the 200th anniversaryspecifically, todayof ... of biology," says Ralph Pudritz, director of McMaster,s Origins ...
Cached Biology News:Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto 2Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto 3A pocketful of uranium 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015 RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... developing innovative therapeutics, primarily in the areas of dermatology ... offering of 26 million units at a price to ... of approximately $10.4 million. Each unit consists of (i) ... purchase right to purchase 0.50 of a share of ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... York and London (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 ... provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, announced today ... Research, Inc. (PSRI). CD-adapco will provide state-of-the-art engineering ... members will share their expertise and experiences in ... and refining industry members and advance the understanding ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 ... renewed and enhanced its long term partnership with PTI ... work together to provide clients with custom-tailored method ... the art instruments currently available. The agreement includes a ... companies’ employees across organizational lines. This enables a ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015 Dr. Carl Peck, MD, ... Roger L. Williams, MD, has joined the firm ... Experts are top tier consultants whose expertise and ... to the company’s clients. Premier Experts collaborate to ... successfully develop their medical products, pursue optimal regulatory ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces $10 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces $10 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3CD-adapco and PSRI Chartering New Course in Particle Flow Simulations 2Whitehouse Labs Renews & Enhances Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews & Enhances Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3Former CEO and Chair of the Council of Experts at the USP, Roger L. Williams, MD, Joins NDA Partners as a Premier Expert Consultant 2
... Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SemBioSys Genetics Inc. ("SemBioSys") ... entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all ... Specialty Ingredients Inc. ("Botaneco") held by SemBioSys and ... an initial 9.48 percent shareholding in Advitech, in ...
... BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2009 Monsanto Company and Huazhong ... the development of novel traits such as higher yield, ... and advance certain technologies developed by Professor Qifa Zhang,s ... "We,re excited to be working with a prominent research ...
... 20 NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA ... minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today financial ... reported third quarter revenue of $94.9 million, a 41.8% increase ... a 7.3% increase over the $88.5 million for the second ...
Cached Biology Technology:SemBioSys provides an update on Botaneco 2SemBioSys provides an update on Botaneco 3SemBioSys provides an update on Botaneco 4Monsanto and Huazhong Agricultural University Enter Into Collaboration Focusing on Development of Plant Biotechnology 2Monsanto and Huazhong Agricultural University Enter Into Collaboration Focusing on Development of Plant Biotechnology 3NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 10NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 11NuVasive Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 12
... the consumable measurement plate for ... individually controlled measurement sites. Each ... liquid flow channel system that ... solution and compound applications necessary ...
... capable of dynamic scheduling, is designed to ... automation workcells easy for lab personnel, yet ... • Users create methods by ... can build a flowchart, you can write ...
... research demands continue to grow, the need ... information has become necessary, especially when discerning ... The innovative C1si Confocal Microscope System gives ... spectral capability not available in conventional confocal ...
... provides complete components including positive and ... of DNA fragmentation in cultured cells ... BrdU in the procedure provides greater ... Results can be analyzed by fluorescence ...
Biology Products: