Army ‘Leans In’ To Protect A Shooter’s Brain From Blast Injury

But training offers a more controlled setting to study blast exposure, Brody says.

“The scientific program going forward is to get blast gauges on these service members and measure their lifetime history of blast exposures,” he says.

That is also the recommendation of an Army-commissioned report released in April by the Center for a New American Security.

And the military is planning to use an updated version of the blast gauges in a major study of blast exposure that was ordered by Congress late last year, Lattimore says.

Already, she says, military researchers are using the devices to help troops avoid excessive blast exposure during weapons training.

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