Requirements for Heat Strain Detection Device for Use at the Marine Recruit Depot San Diego
[Technical Report, Technical Report]
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MAMarine Corps Recruit Depot
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The objective of this research was to obtain product characteristics of a Heat Strain Detection Device HDDD for USMC training. Thirty Marines 28 men, 2 women who serve as Drill Instructors and other training professionals at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Data were collected through the use of focus groups. An arm band system was significantly p 0.001 preferred by 73.3 of participants compared to 16.7 who preferred a chest strap system. There was a significant difference p 0.001 in the length of time participants thought they could wear each system chest strap 91.2 89.8 min arm band 875.0 891.8 min. Watches or wrist-worn systems were the preferred form factor as 56.7 of participants mentioned this type of system. The ideal system would be a wrist-worn system but an acceptable system would be an arm band system similar to the ARMOR by Evalan BV system paired with a long range radio to transmit information off the recruit to a Drill Instructor. Estimated core temperature and a redyellowgreen risk color code would be the information needed to make a decision on a recruits health status.
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