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Talk to the Hand: Army researchers developing tool to warm hands without gloves

Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, are developing a new device, called the Personal Heating Dexterity Device, or PhD2, for warming the hands and fingers in cold weather without the help of gloves.

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U.S. Army and UK researchers study jet lag remedy in Brunei

Could breathing reduced oxygen help warfighters recover from jet lag faster? In an effort to find out, U.S. Army and U.K. researchers recently conducted a jet lag study on British warfighters who traveled to the lush rainforests of Brunei.

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S2PRINT takes USARIEM research to the next level

The Soldier Squad Performance Research Institute (S2PRINT) a partnership between the Natick Soldier, Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is expected to become operational early in 2023. The researchers at USARIEM are already looking ahead at what the new center will provide to enhance their research.

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Army researchers developing heat illness mitigation app

Warfighters can lose valuable training days due to unit leaders taking overzealous safety precautions, and as a result, they cannot learn and practice the necessary skills to become a ready and lethal force. However, warfighters training rigorously while forgoing safety can lead to disastrous consequences such as heat illness. These consequences can cost the U.S. military valuable training time, money and operational readiness.

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Army researchers study nutrition and performance at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center

Approximately ten thousand feet above sea level, in the Toiyabe National Forest in California, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, scientists traveled to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, or MCMWTC, this summer to assess energy expenditure, energy intake and physical performance in warfighters during mountain warfare training.

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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: 4 October 2018 FacebookTwitter