Various scenarios result in injury-causing events for Soldiers as well as civilians. Many public and private organizations already exist to study these events and understand injury mechanisms, human performance and rehabilitation. The Center for Human Injury and Performance (CHIP) is a means to bring together these organizations to establish common goals and share resources that will further global understanding of all dimensions of injury such as threat-to-life, quality-of-life, treatment, function, disability and cost. Personnel Survivability is a core competency area for ARL where we have already established means to perform injury research and analysis with internal and external partners.
Point of Contact
Open to government, academia and industry with interest in injury research and analysis.
Concept of operation
CHIP will develop a community of practice for a multidisciplinary group of researchers that study injury frequency, mechanisms, treatment, and prevention. The network will focus on understanding the complexity of injury ranging from minor to major across a broad array of injury-causing events to include but not limited to sports, automotive, aviation, falls, and combat events. Through this coordination researchers and scientists can identify similar and unique requirements that will enable disjoint communities and groups to collaborate to improve the understanding of injury mechanisms and causation.