The NATO Human Factors and Medicine-270 (HFM-270) Research Task Group (RTG), "Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Human Lethality, Injury, and Impairment from Blast-Related Threats," is developing a framework that integrates existing computational models and guides future ones to predict human lethality, injury, impairment, and long-term health effects across the spectrum of blast-related threats. The DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) Director, and PCO Deputy Director, serve as the chair and executive secretary, respectively, for this Technical Team, which has 19 appointed members from nine nations. The impact of HFM-270 (RTG) will be improved strategies to prevent, mitigate, and treat blast injuries.
On January 10–12, 2017, the PCO hosted the second face-to-face meeting of the HFM-270 RTG Technical Team, in Frederick, Maryland. The purpose of the second meeting was to identify elements of the computational modeling framework and to develop a survey for identifying existing, ongoing, and planned models, databases, and injury criteria for each element. Prior to the working portion of the meeting, the technical team was briefed on a range of modeling topics by four invited US subject matter experts.
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