Aircrew Neck-Trouble Future Solutions – State-of-the-Art-Report

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Authors
  1. Kriese, J.
  2. Farrell, P.S.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
Chronic neck pain is endemic among Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) helicopter aircrew. The wearing of a protective helmet, in addition to night-vision goggles (NVGs) and their corresponding counterweights and battery packs, has been identified as a possible casual factor. This State-Of-the-Art-Report (SOAR) focuses on mid- and far-term technological solutions that may not be immediately implementable, and focuses on new body-borne equipment. The report begins with a description of current helmet systems worn by national air forces’ aircrew, followed by brief descriptions of future helmets and helmet-mounted technologies that have the potential to lighten or support future helmet systems as well as other technological mitigating solutions. We conclude that while helmets and helmet-mounted technologies have been identified they may not be technologically mature enough, operationally implementable, or fiscally feasible to pursue at the moment.

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Keywords
Muscle Activation;Neck Load;neck pain;tbody-borne equipment;helmet systems;Night Vision Goggles;Head Up Displays;Counter Weights
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-D018 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Mar 2018
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
CA045795
CANDIS No
806249
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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