Human Effects Testing

Through experimentation technicians at SRI generate data on the amount of non-lethal stimulus necessary to be effective yet minimize the risk of significant injury. Technicians then use this information to develop or refine non-lethal human effects models. Technicians and medical staff validate and verify the Human Effects Modeling Analysis Program they have developed to ensure the components are generating accurate and consistent predictions.

The DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program, Human Effects Office, manages a portfolio of science and technology efforts to understand the relevant human impacts of emerging technologies in terms of their effectiveness and risk. Examples of such efforts include examining novel stimuli for applicable effects, determining stimuli doses for achieving those effects, and developing a framework for assessing behavioral effectiveness. The results of these efforts establish the human impacts of these technologies in terms of their effectiveness and risks and contribute to the development of models and surrogates for testing.