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Investigation of the Human Response to Upper Torso Retraction with Weighted Helmets
Final rept. 15 Jun 2001-13 Sep 2002
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH)
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The purpose of this effort was to investigate human response to upper torso retraction with added helmet weight using the AFRL Body Positioning and Restraint Device BPRD. The results indicated that since the measured center-of-gravity CG of the worst-case test helmet fell outside the current limits and no injuries were observed, it can be stated that the current mass property limits are valid for the torso retraction environment. In addition, since subjects met the current retraction time requirement with 2 pounds of added helmet weight, the torso retraction specification is valid for aircrew wearing helmet mounted systems HMS.
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