Real-Time Physiological and Psycho-Physiological Status Monitoring (Suivi en Temps reel de l'Etat Physiologique et Psycho-Physiologique)
NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Dismounted warfighting groups are increasingly recognizing the benefits of knowing the medical status information that body-worn computerized physiological sensor systems can provide. This report on real-time physiological and psycho-physiological status monitoring reviews a Physiological monitoring system architectures, methods for managing noisy sensor data, and algorithms and models used to define physiological state b Thermal strain assessment methodologies, including an innovative method for estimating core temperature c Human hydration, and markers and methods of assessing hydration state d Altitude illness, from Acute Mountain Sickness AMS to High Altitude Pulmonary and Cerebral Edema HAPEHACE, and the possibility of monitoring acclimatization status under operational conditions at high altitude e Sleep, and how circadian disruptions and sleep deprivation can lead to physical and mental fatigue and degraded cognitive performance f The relationship of heart rate variability and fatigue and g The use of ambulatory physiologic monitoring for combat casualty care. In addition, a prototype physiological monitoring system is described. Future research should i Explore simple data security methods suited to lightweight wearable systems ii Focus on practical militarily-relevant applications of ambulatory physiological and cognitive state measurements and iii Seek to establish practical test-bed venues to develop new ambulatory physiological monitoring capabilities.
- Stress Physiology
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