Ultrasound Cuff to Stop Internal Bleeding on Battlefield

Internal bleeding can cause irreversible haemorrhagic shock within 30 seconds or progressive shock within eight hours, either way, it’s not good and the military wants a portable, noninvasive way to detect and stop it right on the battlefield. To that end, the Defence Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted with Siemens Healthcare, the University of Washington’s Centre for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound and Texas A&M to develop something called the Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation cuff. The cuff is a semi-automated, ultrasound device designed to cut blood loss and shock resulting from combat limb injuries, one that can be operated by any GI with minimal training

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