Articles from June 2015


GruntSim: the load-bearing video game simulation for Marines

Thursday, June 11, 2015
A computer simulation program that measures equipment weight, distribution and effects on body mechanics and performance is being given to the Marine Corps.
Person in fatigues demonstrating the GruntSim program

Building a better grunt: ONR-sponsored technology to lighten Marines’ loads

Monday, June 8, 2015
Modern-day warfighters face heavy—literally—odds on the battlefield, as they often carry more than 100 pounds of gear, including body armor, weapons and night-vision technology. Such loads can slow them down, reduce agility and result in fatigue, joint sprains or long-term ailments like arthritis or chronic back problems.