“The StressVest is a remarkable training tool carrying layers of value. The ease with which it is donned and deployed optimize the time available for real learning. Systems involving elaborate protective gear–helmets, facemasks, groin protection, torso and back padded body suits and the like, all, perhaps, necessary given traditional marker pistols–eat away at available time for training. Instructors control the intensity of shock experienced by trainees, thus allowing them the range to adjust to live assessments of an individual trainee’s capacities–and to build as those capacities grow. StressVests excite a realistic response to a hit–and drive the trainee to fight through the momentary disorientation that results as he would need to if his survival were on the line. Working with the StressVest requires no reloading between scenarios and requires no cleanup of the facility at the end of training–again optimizing available time for learning. And over time, the StressVest is demonstrably cost-effective.
The StressVest is an extraordinary piece of technology with limitless potential for training the warrior professions. I would recommend it without condition or qualification.”