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