Tag: military


Modeling and Simulation Research Can Ease Your Pain

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Sep 2016

Modeling and Simulation Research Can Ease Your Pain

Neck pain is a serious concern within the pilot and flight engineer community. HSI® has taken part in research focused specifically on characterizing the typical neck loads experienced by CH-146 Griffon aircrew within the Royal Canadian Air Force – identifying and prioritizing potential mitigating strategies, and evaluating the benefits of...

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Enabling Soldier Data Visualization

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May 2016

Enabling Soldier Data Visualization

Researching, developing, and understanding soldier systems (i.e., clothing, equipment, weapons, and tasks) is very challenging. For example, the successful integration of new components requires an intimate knowledge of many variables and complex relationships between data sets. HSI®, with funding from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), investigated this issue and...

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May 2015

One Giant LEAP for the Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have posted a video on YouTube promoting Defence Research and Development Canada’s CAN-LEAP combat mobility course. This course was developed by HSI® in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), by using feedback from operations to design realistic obstacles with advanced sensors to quantify...

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STOCK photo

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May 2015

Considering Human Factors in Military R&D: A Body Armour Example

In military research and development, we often come across equipment specifications that have to be met to resolve technical issues and keep pace with the capabilities of other nations. Because new and exciting technologies are developed at an unprecedented rate, it’s easy to focus on the technological attributes of new...

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Military soldier holding and aiming weapon while on knee

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Apr 2015

Shooting Pain: Solving for Humans in the Recoil Equation

If you’ve ever seen an action movie like ‘The Matrix’ it’s doubtless that you’re aware of weapon recoil. For some reason, every time someone pulls a trigger, their weapon dramatically kicks up and backwards, and a brass bullet casing falls to the ground in glorious slow motion. While action movies...

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Size Matters

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Sep 2014

Size Matters

NOTE:  Thanks to Brian Mangan, guest blogger and collaborator with Harry Angel on this project! Size matters?! How does that phrase apply to HSI®, a human factors consulting company, I hear you say? Well, I’m so glad you asked. In the context of systems integration and human factors, very little...

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Harmonious Teamwork

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Sep 2014

Harmonious Teamwork

Musicians are a happy bunch and they work effectively together as a team.  When my daughter went to military boot camp as a reservist, her whole course was composed of musicians.  Their ultimate job was to perform in the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill. But, as in every military trade,...

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