In modern military training, warfighters can be outfitted with sensors to improve their readiness two ways. One is through mission analytics, which shows how well soldiers follow doctrine in performing activities such as room clearing. The other is through human performance, which shows what their heart rate, respiration, and other measures say about their physical and mental readiness.
Mission analytics and human performance have grown and matured as separate disciplines. But defense organizations now have the opportunity to bring the two together to provide much greater insight into how warfighters are performing—and what they need to do to improve overall readiness.
For example, sensors in a room-clearing exercise might show that a warfighter does not fully scan the room, putting the entire squad in unnecessary danger. The reason might appear to be because the warfighter lacks training and reps. But biometrics might show the trainee is anxious and jumpy, consistent with a lack of regular sleep.