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  • AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring

    The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medical facilities are facing amidst COVID-19.
  • AFRL Aircraft Decontamination Team ramps up battle against COVID-19

    To support the global fight against COVID-19, the Air Force Research Laboratory quickly stood up an aircraft decontamination team pooling bioenvironmental, aircraft materials and medical experts from across the laboratory who’ve assessed a variety of aircraft decontamination support solutions.
  • Air Force partners with University of Nebraska Medical Center for infectious disease proficiency

    The Air Force is creating a program to best prepare medical Airmen to respond to infectious disease threats that could impact military personnel and operations. The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is developing a training program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills Omaha program. The program launched in 2018 and Airmen are set to begin taking classes in October.
  • Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness

    The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission. Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest and to maximize mission execution.
  • Safe from sound? AFRL experts collect data inside hardened aircraft shelters around the world

    Acoustics researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing are collecting and delivering acoustics data from hardened aircraft shelters around the world—data that customers can then use to certify that F-35 fast-jet airframes and the personnel working inside are safe.
  • AFRL tests life-saving tool to add to aeromedical tool kit

    Stethoscopes are acoustic medical devices designed to listen to the internal sounds of the human body such as the heart, lungs, intestines, or the blood flow in arteries and veins. According to medical experts in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, this is a go-to tool for early diagnosis and can save lives.
  • USAF School of Aerospace Medicine receives new commander

    Col. Theresa Goodman assumed command of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in a Change of Command ceremony in the atrium of the schoolhouse, July 19.
  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter. The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to accelerate innovations in health monitoring, diagnostics, and performance augmentation. Specifically, topics of interest include wearable human-monitoring capabilities. The effort is being managed in a partnership between AFRL and SEMI, a global industry association of manufacturing companies.
  • BATDOK improves, tailors to deployed medical Airmen

    For more than three years, researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory have continuously refined the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK, improving how combat medics deliver care in austere environments using an adaptable smartphone program.
  • New AFRL division brings S&T and medical research capability together

    A new division in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing was activated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here May 1. 
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