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Content tagged with Medical
posted in May 2012
Sensors Determine Effects of Explosions on Military Personnel
News 
5/25/2012  12 comments
The Department of Defense is testing a device meant to gauge the effects of bomb or shrapnel blasts.
Batteries' Chargers Require a Little Muscle
Sherlock Ohms 
5/24/2012  48 comments
The backup batteries on the medical pumps kept failing. For some reason, the electricity from the wall outlets was not making it to the pump.
Sensor Monitors Patients' Health in the Cloud
News 
5/24/2012  11 comments
A new device connects to a cloud-based system to wirelessly monitor a patient's condition even when they are not in a hospital or doctor's office.
Bone Repair Aided by Silk Scaffold
Engineering Materials 
5/22/2012  19 comments
A tough, biodegradable bone scaffold material uses micron-sized silk fibers to reinforce a compact silk fiber composite matrix.
DARPA Device Cleans Wounded Soldiers' Blood
News 
5/18/2012  11 comments
The Department of Defense is designing a device that can virtually cure sepsis, an often fatal blood infection to which soldiers injured on the battlefield are prone.
Prosthetic Limbs Mimic Soldiers' Movements
News 
5/14/2012  10 comments
The Army is working with the medical prosthetics industry to provide more flexible and customized prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers.
Video: Football Helmet Airbags Target Concussion Issues
News 
5/10/2012  44 comments
A startup company in Colorado wants to take the concept of the smart football helmet a step further by enabling it to pop open dozens of tiny airbags and cushion the blow of a hard hit to the head.
Festo's Robotic ExoHand Provides Strength & Endurance
Product News 
5/10/2012  22 comments
A robotic exoskeleton, worn like a glove, is designed to function as an extension of an individual's hand to provide strength and endurance, or on both a human and an industrial robot arm to assist in assembly.
Uniform Would Detect Wounds on the Battlefield
News 
5/1/2012  15 comments
The DoD is looking for a small business to design an intelligent soldier uniform that can monitor overall health and identify if and where a soldier has been wounded.




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