Trauma blood loss sensor research funded (US)

A three-year project to research and develop a sensor-based system to 1) detect trauma blood loss earlier and 2) send the data to a smartphone has been funded by a $1.9 million US Army grant to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in their Biomedical Engineering Department. This will include miniaturized wireless sensors, where they should be worn, and the mathematical algorithms to process measurements along seven physiological parameters, including a novel way to detect bleeding. The wireless link will allow medics to monitor soldiers in motion. In Year 2, prototypes will be tested at UMass’ ER (ED) and air evacuation units, while clinical teams develop decision support tools for the smartphone. $1.9 Million for Sensor Research (Federal Telemedicine News)