Physiological Evaluation of Air-Fed Ensembles FY12
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The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the metabolic and respiratory responses of wearers of air-fed ensembles at rest and during low- and moderate-intensity exercise on a treadmill. Findings will be provided to the PSD Branch in support of module development.
Men and women wore two different manufacturer’s air-fed ensembles and one 2-piece SAR while inhaled gas concentrations, pressures, metabolic and temperatures were monitored continuously at rest and during exercise. ABMS testing was also conducted on ensembles.
Draft manuscript by 2Q FY12
Project will be completed 4Q FY12
Presentation at 2011 AIHCE
Presentation at NPPTL Stakeholder’s Meeting
Published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals (0 to date)
Results incorporated into air-fed ensembles module to be proposed for Title 42 CFR Part 84
Outputs will be cited by other air-fed ensemble researchers