Non-Lethal Human Effects Research
Several focus areas have been established within non-lethal human effects research. These include risk assessment, effects-based design and modeling, and non-lethal effectiveness. These knowledge areas are fundamental to understanding the safety and effectiveness of present and future next-generation non-lethal technologies.
Effects-Based Design and Modeling
Human effects based design is an approach whereby non-lethal technologies are evaluated by their potential to produce intended and unintended effects and then research plans are developed to address gaps in safety and effectiveness.
Non-Lethal Weapon Effectiveness
The results of human effects research provide key data points that support the development of non-lethal human effects modeling and simulation tools.
The non-lethal human effects research and testing community has begun to increase its focus on improving the characterization and quantification of non-lethal weapon effectiveness. In other words, researchers such as those at SmartRounds, Inc. are attempting to better answer the question of how well the human response relates to desired outcomes. This area of research is critical to ensuring that private citizens and Law Enforcement personnel will get reliable and safe results from the use of present and future non-lethal arms.