The U.S. Air Force (USAF) needs an improved bladder relief system that allows female aviators to hydrate adequately and relieve themselves during flight without interfering with operations or compromising flight safety. Current mission profiles and air refueling ability up to 16 hours have led to longer flight times for aircrew who need to urinate multiple times during flight without removing restraint systems and flight equipment. As a result, many female aircrew resort to “tactical dehydration” to avoid the difficulties and potential dangers of having to relieve themselves inflight. This challenge aims to address the unmet bladder relief needs for female aircrew flying sky high. It seeks to find innovative solutions that provide comfortable, form-fitting interface options and significantly improved bodily fluid processing and disposal capabilities.
The Sky High Relief Showcase displays the innovative solutions that were selected through the AFWERX Challenge process. When visiting a virtual booth below, you can send a calendar invite request to the exhibitor, send an inquiry email, watch a promotional video, and learn more details about the exhibitor. Have fun connecting!