Breacher Injury Studies

Breacher Injury Studies

Challenge

ARA sought to investigate the biomechanics of blast exposure.

Solution

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

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