Accession Number:

ADA394716

Title:

Modeling for Military Operational Medicine Scientific and Technical Objectives (Boot Study I: Data Organization and IISYS Session) (User's Manual)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

JAYCOR SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Because of the large incidence of blisters and other foot injuries associated with ill-fitting boots, the U.S. Army commissioned the Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center to evaluate 12 boots for performance, efficiency, biomechanics, comfort, and injury. Fourteen subjects hiked, ran, walked, and jumped while various measures of boot performance were collected. This experiment generated over 10,000 files and requires more than 4.7 gigabytes of storage for the original data set. A description of the work and the conclusions drawn can be found in the report A comparison of 2 current-issue Army boots, 5 prototype military boots, and 5 commercial hiking boots performance, efficiency, biomechanics, comfort and injury.1 The objective of the Jaycor project is to provide an archival organizational scheme for the data that takes advantage of specialized software to easily select, view, analyze and present the information from Boot Study I.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE