A Research of NATO Forces Fitness on Man–Machine Operation and Its Enlightenment

  • Weizhong Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 318)


Numerous working groups in NATO troops have launched many research findings on army physical fitness of the human–machine job, covering human medicine, exercise science, nutrition, injuries, rehabilitation, and female military personnel policy in humanities and social sciences areas. These researches on physical effectively stimulate the promotion of human–machine operation. The features of the research are as follows: by detailed analysis of operations tasks of man–machine combination, march, mining, and crafts were determined as NATO’s typical physically demanding military tasks. According to the different periods of military tasks, trans-department research groups were set up to establish human–machine job fitness model and training schedule. By long-term track and research on body job capacity, the military task effectiveness was analyzed and upgraded based on body activities; the research method on soldiers’ body job capacity emphasizes science, quantitative, using more integrated research discipline, not simple of overview or illustrates; meanwhile, from the perspective of soldiers body capacity training and supports, NATO army also study on policy and social problems (health, pregnant, men and women soldiers team action, sexual harassment). The enlightenment is as follows: First, studying ideas should enhance the analysis of occupational physical fitness; second, the research direction should focus on man–machine operations closely connected with physical fitness avoiding simply physical study; and third, innovate means of physical exercise and set up new military sports events associated with military skills to train and improve soldiers’ physical fitness.


NATO Man–machine operation Physical fitness Military physical education and sports 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Editorial Office of Journal of Military Physical Education and SportsGuangzhouChina

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