Accession Number : ADA626258


Title :   Risk Mitigation during Human Electromuscular Incapacitation Research


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Apr 2015


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS CITY BASE TX HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE DIRECTED ENERGY BIOEFFECTS DIVISION/ OPTICAL RADIATION BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Gibbons, John A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626258.pdf


Report Date : 30 Apr 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : United States military employment of Human Electromuscular Incapacitation (HEMI) began after a 2003 request from US Army forces in Iraq. Currently available HEMI devices operate at multiples of five seconds duration and distances up to 32 feet. Operational forces have requested HEMI capabilities that exceed these current limits. To define the risks, the Human Effects Center of Excellence (HECOE) undertook two reviews of risk associated with HEMI. The 2005 review by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment focused on identifying where effects research was needed, while the 2012 Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) technical report covered HEMI effects research to date. This report covers the six topics included in the 2012 NAMRU-SA report, risks identified from civilian law enforcement activities, and HEMI effects research since 2012.


Descriptors :   *HEART , *INCAPACITATION , *MUSCLES , *RESPIRATORY DISEASES , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , ACIDOSIS , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARRHYTHMIA , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , HUMANS , HYPERKALEMIA , IRAQI WAR , LAW ENFORCEMENT , RISK , RISK ANALYSIS , VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE