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WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 11, 2014) -- The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, led a panel discussion at the Association of the United States Army's Medical Hot Topics Forum, Sept. 10. The panel was titled "The Future of Human Performance."
The Soldiers of 2025 might have sensors that help them detect and prevent threats such as dehydration, elevated blood pressure and cognitive delays from lack of sleep, he said. Sensors might also detect external threats such as chemical exposure or extreme environment.