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  • Lighter, leaner, lifesaving: AF tests wearable medical tech

    Wearable medical technology is helping the Air Force bring advanced deployed medical capabilities further forward on the battlefield. Researchers from the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are advancing wearable medical technology to offer new types of care in deployed environments, and improving care downrange and during medical evacuations.
  • AF tests in-flight respiratory monitoring

    To lower risks of in-flight breathing issues and protect the health and performance of aircrew, Air Force researchers rely on innovative technology to deliver advanced respiratory monitoring, without the added weight. Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working with a private company, Cobham, to develop VigilOX, an advanced sensor system designed for continuous in-flight measurement of aircrew breathing.
  • Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
  • Safety perspective has allowed Human Systems Integration program to thrive

    When Maj. Shawnee Williams arrived at the Human Systems Integration Directorate, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here, she found herself in unfamiliar territory and facing an operationally misunderstood program. So she looked at the programmatics of her division through a lens she knew: safety.
  • Helping Battlefield Airmen beat the heat

    Of all the threats facing Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn't typically come to mind. However, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures.Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his Exercise Physiology Research Team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of
  • Koeniger assumes leadership of 711th Human Performance Wing

    Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Koeniger assumed the top position of the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing during a ceremony here June 28, 2016.Koeniger took the reins from Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Timothy T. Jex during a change of command held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.Jex, who had served as commander of the
  • AFRL research psychologist wins award, SECAF presents

    A research psychologist from the 711th Human Performance Wing here received the 2015 Harold Brown Award from Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James during a ceremony June 6.Dr. Lisa Tripp, in the Airman Systems' Continuous Learning Branch, received the award for her efforts in creating innovative and cost-saving training methods and platforms for
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