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US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Seeks Volunteers for Marksmanship Learning Study

The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, MA is seeking volunteers for a research study investigating the effectiveness of a non-invasive tool that uses mild electrical stimulation of the face to improve learning. The purpose of this study is to determine whether this tool could reduce the amount of time Warfighters need to acquire marksmanship proficiency. If you qualify for participation, you will be asked to answer questions about yourself and your health, complete marksmanship tasks involving a simulated M4 rifle and have your heart rate monitored. Your participation in this study will last approximately 13 hours, which will be spread across 4 days.

To be included in this study, you must be 18 to 30 years of age, exercise at least twice a week, and speak/read English fluently. You cannot have prior military/law enforcement service, and minimal or no prior experience with firearms, including pistols, shotguns, or rifles.

You may receive up to $300 for completing this study if you do not work for the government. Reimbursement may be available for transportation services.

To find out more information please call (508) 206-2432 or email william.h.neumeier.mil@mail.mil

5 Responses to “US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Seeks Volunteers for Marksmanship Learning Study”

  1. CWG says:

    Jedi project all over again

  2. Adam says:

    Time & rds is what shooters need. A week in boot camp can make. Damn good shooter with the right Marine instructing. This is only for the Corps but they should really do away with the bogus table 2 and put the extra time towards fine-tuning marksmanship. Even 1 extra day could take the few non-experts and bring them up to speed. You could even start incorporating moving targets at distance.

    Leave the close quarters evolutions to the combat instructors.

  3. AbnMedOps says:

    Interesting. This might not be primarily a training enhancement – possibly it could lead to something to do with sighting systems, or maybe even aids to driver/pilot/surgeon task performance.

  4. bulldog76 says:

    i doubt this study will provide any major results, only 8 people provides such a small population sample that any results would be meaningless. anybody who has taken a basic stats class would know this

  5. GG says:

    Study Purpose: Determine the effect on marksmanship performance…uses mild electrical stimulation of the face to enhance training….

    WTF, who dreamed up this study???

    Fire! Score in the 6 ring ~ set electric shock to level 4
    Fire! Score in the 9 ring ~ set electric shock to level 1
    Fire! Score 0 missed the target ~ set shock to level 10
    Fire! Score dead center ~ no shock, give the shooter a cookie!