Soldiers’ Charging Footsteps

Two new footwear advances could help soldiers use their own footsteps to charge devices in the field and enable commanders to track their location. The US Army recently awarded a $16.5 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for a sensor unit that fits on a boot and can be used to track individual soldier locations,… Read More

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Can GPS be used to accurately track Energy Expenditure during a Load March?

Research Paper Title Complex Terrain Load Carriage Energy Expenditure Estimation Using Global Positioning System Devices. Background Military load carriage can cause extreme energy expenditure (EE) that is difficult to estimate due to complex terrain grades and surfaces. Global Positioning System (GPS) devices capture rapid changes in walking speed and terrain but the delayed respiratory response… Read More