Accession Number:

ADA224557

Title:

Annual Historical Report, AMEDD Activities, Calendar Year 1989

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Conducts research on the effects of temperature, altitude, work and nutrition on the health and performance of the individual soldier and combat crews operating Army systems. Assesses decrements to soldier or combat crew performance caused by the synergy of environmental extremes protective measures used in NBC sustained operations. Conducts research on the biomedical processes limiting physical performance to determine physical fitness requirements and seek solutions to medical problems related to physical training and exercise. Defines the complex interaction of environmentaloperational stress and Army systems and develops, evaluates and assists in the implementation of strategies designed to protect the soldier and enhance performance. In coordination with the Natick Research, Development Engineering Center Natick and through liaison with other Federal agencies, conducts research to develop the technology base required to evaluate feeding strategies for operation rations and supplements to minimize soldier performance decrements under sustained combat conditions and discharge the Army Surgeon Generals responsibilities as DOD executive agent for nutrition.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE