Accession Number:

ADA550454

Title:

Review of Military Mountain Medicine Technology and Research Barriers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The subject matter of this review is hypobaric hypoxia, an environmental stress resulting from ascent to progressively higher terrestrial elevation or altitude above 1,200 meters m 3,937 feet ft. NATO RTO HFM-146 reviewed the empirical evidence of the adverse impact of high terrestrial elevations on health and physical and mental performances and current capabilities to mitigate these aversive impacts. The report identifies needed mountain medicine capabilities and technology and research barriers gaps blocking achievement of these capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE