On-The-Move Nutrient Delivery System (NDS): User Acceptability of Rotary Flow Control Version
Technical rept. Aug 2008-Apr 2009
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Dismounted operations make it difficult for Warriors to drink and eat enough. The Nutrient Delivery System NDS is an add-on to collapsible bladder with drink tube personal hydration systems, and is intended to facilitate fluid and on-the-move nutrient intake. Soldier feedback n83 was captured regarding acceptability of NDS form and function, and their opinions regarding the merits of the system. Sixty-eight percent of the Soldiers rated the device as moderately to extremely valuable, and 68 felt it would provide a performance advantage by better sustaining hydration andor providing energy, and not having to stop to get nutrients. Eighty-three percent would recommend the system to their peers and 76 recommend that the Army invest in the technology. The potential advantage of the NDS technology for the user and logistician in combination with the favorable acceptability scores received, make the NDS a worthy candidate for advanced development.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition