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DoD Canceled Brain Injury Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results | Task&Purpose

DoD Canceled Brain Injury Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results | Task&Purpose

A few months ago, Department of Defense went through one last round of research funding assessments and shelved a few pieces of technology they felt were underperforming. One of the projects getting shelved is blast gauges mounted on helmets of combat troops, intended to monitor blast-wave pressure in roadside bombs.

After fielding gauges with Special Forces troops in Afghanistan, the Army found they weren’t getting a lot of data on explosive pressure from roadside bombs, but they were generating a lot of data on explosive pressure from weapons our troops were firing.

Source: DoD Canceled Brain Injury Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results