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Army develops app to determine body's water needs

Pictured here is the Soldier Water Estimation Tool app main screen. This Android-based smartphone application is a decision aid that translates a complex sweat prediction model into simple user inputs. The user need only estimate the anticipated intensity of the activity (low, medium, high, including example activities), choose from among three categories of military clothing ensemble and input weather conditions (air temperature, relative humidity and cloud cover) to estimate the fluid intake required to maintain optimal hydration.

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Natick remembers 9/11

The Natick Soldier Systems Center observed Patriot Day on Sept. 11, 2014, the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

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SMA visits Natick on 9/11 anniversary

Staff Sgt. Shaun Morand demonstrates a task in the Physical Demands Study for Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III. The study partners TRADOC and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine to determine what standards are ...

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Under secretary sees science behind the Soldier

Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson receives a briefing from researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, about the Physical Demands Study USARIEM is conducted in association with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine ...

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Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center. The GEMS program is an extracurricular summer science education program that enables middle-school-aged students to experience science in a real laboratory setting.


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Welcome to USARIEM

Hello and welcome to the new USARIEM Webpage!

The USARIEM team is engaged in essential medical research focused on optimizing servicemen and women's health and performance during training and on the battlefield. USARIEM conducts this mission with unique facilities and top scientists, both Soldier and Civilians. Our research teams collaborate extensively with intra and interdepartmental, national and global partners.

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The USARIEM team recognizes the importance of environmental and operational contingencies for the health, performance and effectiveness of troops in training or combat. USARIEM is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance. Our research studies are conducted by scientists from our four research divisions, working in concert with one another, as well as other word-class scientists from government, industry and academia. Research divisions are: Biophysics & Biomedical Modeling (BBMD), Military Nutrition (MND), Military Performance (MPD), Thermal & Mountain Medicine (TMMD).

Last Modified Date: 21 October 2014 FacebookTwitter