Human Factor Evaluation of the USMC M1955 Armored Vest and the Proposed Titanium Nylon Improved Conventional Munitions Protective Armored Vest (48 Plate)
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A human factors evaluation of the Army Simplified 48-Plate TitaniumNylon Armored Vest and the M1955 USMC Doron Armored Vest was conducted by the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory. The vests were compared as to physical characteristics, anthropometric measurements, vest movement and static exercise, employment of small arms by troops equipped with the vests, and user acceptance. The results yielded many points of contrast between vests, but no overriding superiority of either vest was noted. Recommendations are made to improve the qualities of the Simplified 48-Plate TitaniumNylon configuration, based on the conclusion that a greater potential for further development is seen in the articulated configuration.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems