Range firing and its Impact of Physiological Parameters

  • Balaji Ramrao Joshi Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
  • Vinod Kumar Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
Keywords: Blood pressure, cognitive state, electroencephalography, heart rate variability


Any task completion requires the involvement of different parts of the brain and body depending on the complexity of the task on hand. When the task is as complex as the rifle marksmanship, it involves the application of cognitive skills, motor and sensory proficiency at the same time. The cognitive state can be recorded and analysed by using EEG, ECG and Blood Pressure modalities. The acquisition of core skill of firing at initial stage will induce stress, anxiety, fear, etc. in the trainees. The recordings using the modalities discussed above were done prior and post firing event in this study. The parameters of the trainees recorded prior to firing indicated the anxious, stressful state of the mind i.e. low cognitive state. The cognitive state got elevated post firing suitably indicated by the physiological parameters. This study is an aid to the armament training institutes to monitor the progress of the trainees and identifying poorly performing trainees so that suitable correction could be done at an early stage.

Defence Science Journal, 2013, 63(3), pp.278-284DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.63.2777

Author Biographies

Balaji Ramrao Joshi, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
Mr Br Joshi received his  MTech (Instrumentation and Signal Processing) from Department of Electrical Engineering. at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. He has completed his BE in instrumentation from Marathwada university, Aurangabad. His area of interest is in the field of medical instrumentation and cognitive sciences.
Vinod Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
Dr Vinod Kumar is presently working as a Professor at Electrical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has received Khosla Research Awards of university of Roorkee, the Corps of Engineers Prize: Institution of Engg(I) 2008, Ist IETE-R S Khandpur, Medical  instrumentation gold medal in recognition of life time achievement-2006, KS Krishna Memorial Award of IETE. He is a life fellow of IETE and IE (I) and is a senior member of IEEE. He has about 150 research papers to his credit in the area of medical instrumentation and digital signal processing. He has guided 17 PhDs, 90 MTech dissertations and more than 150 BTech projects. His areas of interest includes: Medical instrumentation, digital signal processing, telemedicine and e-governance.
How to Cite
Joshi, B., & Kumar, V. (2013). Range firing and its Impact of Physiological Parameters. Defence Science Journal, 63(3), 278-284. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.63.2777
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