Accession Number:

AD0785626

Title:

Environment, Clothing and Personal Equipment, and Military Operations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The paper presents a model for analysis of specific environmental medical factors contributing to mission accomplishment problems of the soldier. The model analyzes the stress imposed upon the soldier by his physical environment, clothing, equipment and mission and compares these stress demands with the physiological resources established by body size, age, and sex, and modified by fitness, relative work load and acclimatization status, and also the ability to mobilize these resources as modified by psychological factors. Finally, the model assesses the impact of any imbalance, in terms of such physiological strain responses as altered sweat production, hydration, heat production, body temperatures, heat content, and heart rate.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE