USAARL Presents at AUSA Innovator's Corner
Posted May 1st, 2018
Story by: Catherine Davis, USAARL Public Affairs Officer
FORT RUCKER, Ala. – The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory presented to military and industry leaders at the 2018 Association of the United States Army Global Force Symposium and Exposition Innovator's Corner in Huntsville, Ala., Mar. 26-27.
AUSA Global Force is a military exhibition and professional development event held exclusively for members of the Army and affiliate scientists, vendors, and contractors. The symposium provided informative and relevant presentations on the state of the Army, panel discussions and seminars on pertinent military topics, and a variety of networking events available to all who attended.
The Innovator's Corner displayed innovative, cutting-edge science and technology projects developed by or in partnership with Army laboratories, giving conference participants an opportunity to interface with senior Army leaders and learn about the capabilities and priorities of represented organizations. The Innovator's Corner provided a forum to discuss critical technical challenges facing Army scientists and engineers and methods for overcoming these challenges.
On the first day of the Innovator's Corner, Col. J. Craig Taylor, USAARL commander, provided an overview of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's research efforts.
Following his keynote address, Taylor and Dr. Katie Feltman, USAARL research psychologist, presented USAARL's efforts in operator state monitoring and intervention for future vertical lift and next generation combat vehicles. Taylor and Feltman discussed how future technology and operational environments will alter the workload experienced by the operator, provided an overview of the available methods of real-time monitoring and types of interventions, such as adaptive automation and non-invasive brain stimulation, and spoke about the role USAARL will have in further assessing the use of these methods in operational settings.
"AUSA Innovator's Corner was a great opportunity for USAARL to showcase the Laboratory's capabilities and contributions to research, development, test, and evaluation," said Feltman. "It was also an opportunity to learn from U.S. Army leaders about the future of Army science and technology."