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Operational Medicine

Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO provides effective countermeasures against stressors and maximizes health, performance, and fitness throughout the deployment cycle. Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO works closely with the labs before the tech base products come to advanced development to be familiar with them. Products are tested to be certain they perform to requirements. Products include the following:

  • Altitude Readiness Management System
  • Mobility Decision Aid
  • Remote Physiological Status Monitor
  • Soldier Water Estimation Tool
  • Hydration Status Monitor
  • Environmental Sentinel Biomonitor
  • Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System

Altitude Readiness Management System


The Altitude Readiness Management System (ARMS) is an altitude acclimatization and illness decision aid software application for the Army-supplied smartphone. The ARMS application will estimate the risk of altitude illness and performance decrement for a wide range of altitude ascent profiles. ARMS will track acclimatization status, aid in acclimatization to high altitudes and provide suggestions to prevent altitude sickness. Above all, ARMS ensures mission success at high altitudes.

ARMS transitioned in 2014 to Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO for advanced development, and will move to PEO Soldier in FY15 for inclusion in their Nett Warrior program. U.S. patent is pending.

Mobility Decision Aid

The Mobility Decision Aid (MDA) is a system that will predict injury potential and performance capabilities of different loads in different conditions, helping to mitigate Warfighter musculoskeletal injuries. This system will aid in maintaining full force strength by mitigating Warfighter injury.

MDA provides guidance for logisticians, training and operations planners, and materiel developers. MDA will transition to PEO Soldier for fielding.


Remote Physiological Status Monitor


The Remote Physiological Status Monitor (RPSM), worn as a harness, monitors a soldier’s physiological status. RPSM remotely measures heart rate, respiration, core body temperature, activity, and posture; provides the commander with greater situational awareness of his soldiers; lessens medic’s battlefield exposure by not sending the medic to a soldier who shows no sign of life.

The RPSM will be part of the Integrated Soldier Sensor System, one of six components that will be integrated into the Soldier Protection System. Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation will work in conjunction with U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat as the medical liaison for the ISSS program.

Soldier Water Estimation Tool


The Soldier Water Estimation Tool (SWET) is an original smartphone application used to predict Soldier hydration needs based on current weather conditions and Soldier workload to provide accurate water requirement estimates. USARIEM developed the equation that transitioned to MRMC, which filed a provisional patent application in 2014.

The user enters five mission-relevant parameters: activity level, clothing, temperature, relative humidity and cloud cover. Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO is helping refine the smartphone app and having third-party independent validation and verification of the model. SWET will become part of PEO Soldier's Nett Warrior program.

Hydration Status Monitor

Hydration Status Monitor

Accurate and reliable hydration assessment is a key component for the prevention and proper treatment of fluid and electrolyte imbalances across all Roles of military medical care. The Hydration Status Monitor uses biomarkers in saliva to identify dehydration that can occur in training and combat situations.

Environmental Sentinel Biomonitor

The Environmental Sentinel Biomonitor (ESB) can rapidly screen for toxicity in field drinking water from industrial and agricultural chemicals that previously could not be detected in theater.

The ESB supports key decisions about the quality and safety of field drinking water to reduce the risk of disease and non-battle injuries (DNBI) in deployed Warfighters. The ESB is scheduled to be fielded in early FY16.

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Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System


The Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) provides sample preparation support equipment in field laboratories that provide real-time automated capability to detect, identify, locate, quantify, and verify the presence or absence of nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards. Augmentation enhances Medical Equipment Set (MES) JBAIDS Special Material with personal protective items and other expendable items.

Last Modified Date: 01/21/2020