Science

Troysgate Research

The Troysgate Lab is based on science. It is a powerful resource used to replicate, re-create or create close-combat and close-encounter deadly conflict situations. As we conduct Troysgate Lab demonstrations, participant testing and training we are able to closely observe participant interactions and responses. This provides us with an opportunity to learn and understand human behavior during close-combat and close-encounter deadly conflict.


Example of the Unpredictability of Human Behavior: a participant exhibits unexpected, unpredicable behavior and response as a result of extreme emotional stress induced by a Troysgate Lab situational scenario. Watch Unpredictable Behavior Video


Our observations of a participant during Troysgate Lab situational scenarios provide us with opportunities to raise questions why something has happened, so that we are able to understand the underlying issues, such as the:

  • Unpredictability and similarities of human behavior
  • Higher incidences of the human survival "fight or flight" response
  • Reason/cause where training seems to have failed the individual
  • Inability of the individual to identify obvious or secondary threats during the event
  • Inability of the individual to remember the details of the event

We explore the science of the human brain and mind by applying the knowledge we obtain from our scientific research to learn and understand more about the:

  • Human personal experiences of close-combat and close-encounter deadly conflict situations and engagements
  • Physiological, psychological and emotional effects on the individual
  • Cause or reason of the "Amygdala Hijack" under extreme dangerous and life-threatening situations
  • Creation, storage and recall of memory based on the significance of each personal experience
  • Cause or reason of "memory gaps" and the inability to recall or remember the details of a traumatic personal experience
  • Long-term, long lasting consequences and damaging effects of a traumatic personal experience

Through our learning, understanding and knowlegde from anecdotal and scientific research efforts, we find the answers. We consistently follow up accordingly by applying new information to develop and implement additional safety measures to always provide and deliver the safest Troysgate Lab environment.

Troysgate efforts and understanding of the science of the human mind are the driving forces behind our passion and dedication, the strength and momentum to always think "outside the box." We will continue to be on the leading edge of discovery, learning and understanding of new ideas, to apply, develop, test, evaluate and integrate them into the Troysgate Lab solution.


Troysgate Observations

Troysgate has witnessed and observed 9,000 participants - 32,000 Troysgate Lab exposures - from events and activities that included hands-on demonstrations, and participant testing and training.

Troysgate analysis and assessment is based on anecdotal participant observations. The graphic representation below briefly summarizes and breaks down the participant exposure information.

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Applied Science

Troysgate recognizes the importance of science and involvement of expertise across scientific, academic and medical disciplines to further the pursuit and understanding of the Troysgate Lab solution, how it works and the effects it has on the participant.

We are currently in the development stage of beginning a scientific study to be conducted mid-2020.

Biofeedback Technology & Data

Troysgate is currently working with a scientific data collection company to identify and evaulate participant biofeedback data collection capabilities utilizing scientific technologies, biofeedback instrumentation systems and methods during Troysgate Lab training scenarios. Participant biofeedback data collection may include the following data:

  • Electromyograph (EMG) - detects muscle action potentials from underlying skeletal muscles that initiate muscle contraction
  • Feedback Thermometer - detects skin temperature with a thermistor (a temperature-sensitive resistor)
  • Electrodermograph (EDG) - measures skin electrical activity directly (skin conductance and skin potential) and indirectly (skin resistance - galvanic skin response (GSR))
  • Electroencephalograph (EEG) - measures the electrical activation of the brain from scalp sites located over the human cortex
  • Photoplethysmograph (PPG) - measures the relative blood flow through a digit using a photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor and data such as blood volume pulse (BVP) and heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) - measures the electrical activity of the heart and heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Rheoencephalography (REG) or brain blood flow biofeedback is a biofeedback technique of a conscious control of blood flow
  • Eye Tracking - captures eye movement, focal and pupil activity

Assessing Biofeedback Data Collection Capabilities

Preliminary biofeedback instrumentation testing and evaluation of biofeedback data collection during participant Troysgate Lab training at Troysgate.

1. Participant being tethered up to biofeedback instrumentation.

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2. Biofeedback instrumentation calibration prior to testing.

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3. Participant equipped with eye-tracking technology during a Troysgate Lab scenario: Watch Eye-Tracking Video

4. Biofeedback instrumentation systems

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