Heat Injuries in Rangers to be tracked by Army Researchers

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Heat_Injuries_in_Rangers_to_be_tracked_by_Army_Researchers-300x199 Heat Injuries in Rangers to be tracked by Army Researchers Heat Injuries in Rangers to be tracked by Army ResearchersHeat Injuries in Rangers to be tracked by Army ResearchersResearchers from Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently started collecting data from more than 2,000 soldiers at one of the service’s hottest training bases with wearable sensors in an attempt to better predict heat-related injuries in a Ranger where the military personals are volunteered to wear real-time physiological status monitors, or RT-PSMs, Airborne and Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Mark Buller, one of the investigators and a research physiologist at the institute said that “We are collecting data on soldiers during hot-weather to analyze if any heat illness possesses a different psychological action on the soldiers at same training activities”.
The RT-PSM is a tool for chest harness that tracks soldiers core and skin temperatures and accordingly heart rates implemented by using an Estimated Core Temperature and algorithm incorporated into the harness. The algorithm associated with mathematics to provide accurate estimates of core body temperature. Researchers are planning to complete the study by the end of the upcoming summer.
Beth Beidleman, another research institute investigator involved in the study mentioned that, “The Real-time monitoring enables us to compare the core temperature and heart rate data in soldiers who are good and who got heat illness, so that we can actually be able to capture data on individuals who have affected from heatstroke. This analysis shows there are physiological differences between soldiers who adopted to develop heat illness versus the other soldiers who did not, this analysis could help us find heat illness and find the solution for it subsequently”.