Evaluation of Prototype General Purpose Visor Concepts

Évaluation de Concepts de Visières Polyvalentes Prototypes


  1. Tack, D.W.
  2. Gaughan, P.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
The incidence of eye and facial injuries has increased over the past century; these injuries can account for a sizeable proportion of casualties. The Clothe the Soldier (CTS) project is developing an integrated two-part system of protection to protect the eyes from low energy fragments, particles, laser, solar and UV radiation (ballistic eyewear) and to protect the eyes and face from high-energy fragments (ballistic visor). A Human Factors 4-dam field trial of a range of visor concepts was conducted at CFB Petawawa over the period 17-20 May, 1999 in order to better understand user requirements, investigate utility and usability issues associated with visor wear across a rage of tasks and conditions and assist in the development of HF-related requirements and design specifications. Twenty regular force infantry soldiers were required to undertake a battery of human factors tests while wearing up to four different visor conditions in a repeated measures design: two protection levels (V50 of 220 m/s and 450 m/s) and two shapes (flat and curved). All tests included a no visor condition as a baseline control. During each test, the order of conditions was balanced among participants. Human factors tests included clinical tests of visual performance, static military vision tests, performance of select obstacle course, range firing, and battle tasks, equipment / weapons / vehicle compatibility clash, and maintainability. Data collection included questionnaires, focus groups, performa

Il y a un résumé en français ici.

Clothe the Soldier;CTS;ballistic visor;visor;ballistic protection;eye protection
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2006-055 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2008
Number of Pages
Electronic Document(PDF)

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: