“In military occupations […], skills such as situational awareness and quick, accurate decision making are of great importance, because in some situations, lives may depend on them.”
This sentence from Professor Faubert, who teaches at the University of Montreal, illustrates how quick decision-making can have a real impact on ourselves and others to being more effective in the military field.
Being as effective as possible under critical conditions is one of the most critical issues facing military, special forces and police organizations. Everyone must be able to have optimal situational awareness in order to make the best possible decisions in environments where the pressure can be overwhelming.
“ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE”
This motto attributed to the musketeers is quite transparent: each must be able to rely on the other. Therefore, the performance must not only be optimal, but also safe and non-random. In the military field, more than anywhere else, there is no room for error.
To meet this constant challenge of being as trained and safe as possible. Our light pod solution has been developed to stimulate various cognitive abilities. Such as attention, perception, reasoning, decision-making, coordination and reactivity.
The ultimate goal is to provide combat forces with exceptional visual and motor skills.
It will be adapted to measure and monitor the characteristics required for both physically demanding tasks. Those requiring optimal concentration.
Thus, it will be necessary to select the programs corresponding to the desired work objective:
Our luminous pods can also be fixed to walls or specific equipment to play on the reaction capacity of people in training with respect to different light stimuli.
The integrated sensors will record data in real time, allowing detailed passage times between obstacles. Thus, how the weight and volume of the equipment affects mobility when performing tasks and functions in the field will be studied in depth.
In addition, all this data can be recorded and associated with specific profiles. Objective: measuring, in a fine and individual way, the evolution over time and training!
Beyond the physical characteristics and the vigilance that a job on the field implies, another factor can totally impact decision making: stress.
Indeed, tactical/defense oriented jobs subject individuals to extreme environments and sometimes involve the possibility of risking life and of course repeated threats.
When a person is stressed, his cognitive performances are damaged. At the level of certain zones of the central nervous system, there will be an alteration in the circuit.
Attention span and working memory are reduced, mental flexibility and decision making are less optimal,… This functional alteration can have significant impacts.
Also, our training specifically designed to increase attention span, working memory and mental flexibility, are very suitable for this type of tactical and defense oriented jobs, to compensate for the reactions that the body creates in case of repeated stress.