Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation Device

The Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation Cuff is the result of a collaboration of universities and corporations working with DARPA. It is hoped that the semi-automatic ultrasound device could help keep soldiers from losing too much blood.


(Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation Cuff [pdf])

The goal of the Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation (DBAC) Program is to develop a portable, lightweight, noninvasive, automated system for the detection, localization, and coagulation of deep bleeders that is operable by minimally trained personnel in the combat environment. The DBAC system will cover the full range of life-threatening bleeders―from the fast bleeder, which causes progressive shock in 30 seconds, to the slow bleeder, which causes progressive shock in 8 hours.

Delivery and dosing of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been extensively modeled and tested. Results show that tissue can be raised to within the range of 70 C to 95 C to safely achieve acoustic hemostasis within an operationally relevant timeframe of 30 seconds.

Star Trek fans recall that Dr. McCoy had a nifty device that allows him to avoid cutting patients open; he angrily locks 20th century physicians in a closet rather than let them touch Chekov with their "butcher knives" when he has a cerebral hemorrhage.


(Star Trek medical device)

From Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation via CNET.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 10/28/2008)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 0 )

Related News Stories - (" Medical ")

MIT Ampli Blocks Build Biomedical Devices
Damn it Spock, I'm a doctor not an engineer!

Handheld Human Skin Printer
It outputs a thin wad of uniflesh.

Retinal Prosthesis Uses Organic Printing Inks
We can rebuild you - well, your eyes, maybe.

New Brain Scanner Lets You Move Around
'In Bob Arctor's living room his thousand dollar custom-quality cephscope crafted by Altec...' - Philip K. Dick, 1977.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

China Uses Artificial Intelligence To Grade Student Papers
Looks like the City Fathers are starting to take over China's education system.

Electronic Tongues Will Rule The Kitchen
'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle...'

Self-Healing Circuits From Carnegie Mellon
'It even had an inter-skin layer of gum that could seal the punctures...'

Swarm Of Mindless Robots Works Together
'Very tiny pseudo insects that... can unite to form a superordinate system.'

SpotMini Robot Dog, Autonomous And On Sale In 2019
Great, an autonomous slamhound. It is cute, though.

RoboFly Is Laser-Powered, Adorable
Don't swat this fly!

MSG Sphere Las Vegas, ala Star Wars
'The smoky globe, hung in the vault, was shot with colored light...'

Tetraplegics Dominate Avatar Races
Well, just speaking brain-to-computer...

MIT Ampli Blocks Build Biomedical Devices
Damn it Spock, I'm a doctor not an engineer!

UberAIR Asks For Skytaxi Landing Prototypes
You know you want to ride in one.

Boring Tunnel Almost Ready
Your underground future is calling!

Handheld Human Skin Printer
It outputs a thin wad of uniflesh.

Healthy Fast Food Courtesy Of Robot Chefs
'The electric cook was stirring empty nothing in a pan, with a zeal worthy a dozen eggs.'

Mass Production Of In Vitro Meat From One Sample
They're Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing

Amazing 'Hybrid' Solar-Powered Sea Slug Does Photosynthesis
Thank goodness for Star Trek.

Retinal Prosthesis Uses Organic Printing Inks
We can rebuild you - well, your eyes, maybe.

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.