A researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine joined Vermont Army National Guard soldiers in the Canadian Arctic recently to study improvements to military cold-weather gear. Dr. Karl Friedl, senior research scientist for physiology from USARIEM, said learning about the cold first-hand would help develop predictive models for cold-weather clothing systems, according to a recent release. The practices of Canadian Inuit rangers, who guided the exercise, may be adaptable for the Army, he said. One research effort underway involves a forearm heating device that could be incorporated into future clothing systems. Read more at Army.mil.
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