Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.Q.09. Biomechanics for Improved Footwear. By the end of FY97, develop a prototype combat boot embodying materials, design, construction fabrication techniques, and other features to enhance the biomechanical efficiency of the wearer. By the end of FY99, demonstrate a 10 to 15 percent reduction in the probability of occurrence of stress-related, lower extremity disorders among ground troops wearing the new combat boots.

Supports: U.S. Marine Corps, Advanced Development-RJS1/63747/D669-Clothing and Equipment, Engineering Development-RJS1/64713/DL40-Clothing and Equipment.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Carolyn Bensel Bill Brower Chris Kearns
MRMC SARD-TM CSS-BL
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