Having equipment that both fits well and functions properly is crucial to Warfighters if they are to carry out missions safely and successfully. Boots, face masks, body armor, and other equipment affect movement patterns of the body and is the focus of much study since preventing possible gear-related injuries is a priority.
- The future of body armor
- Carrying heavy loads, notably body armor and equipment, is taking a toll on Warfighters. A recent report examines the issues related to reducing body armor weight while preserving safety.