Breacher Injury Studies

Breacher Injury Studies


ARA sought to investigate the biomechanics of blast exposure.


ARA led the Quantico Breacher Injury Study, which investigated the biomechanics of blast exposure.

  • QBIS is the first clinical study of injury effects of blast on humans, with loads measured using personnel-borne instrumentation
  • Effects measured using neurological assessments, auditory/vestibular evaluations and blood work. Results suggest a cumulative effect of repeated blast exposures
  • ARA is involved with two follow-on breacher studies
Injury Biomechanics

Injury Biomechanics and Protective Design

Our innovation and in-depth knowledge of physical, chemical, physiological, and biological processes make us leaders in solving complex health... more