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
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.
engagement between material and combat developers, testers and human effects personnel ensures integration of technology
development, human effects and test and evaluation plans and investment strategies—managing cost, schedule and technical
risk due to human effects characterization.