The Medical Triage Assistant: A Diagnostic Sensor Suite for Far Forward Medical Care
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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A new method for obtaining critical physiologic data in combat injured war fighters is presented. The device is called the Medical Triage Assistant MTA. This method uses a wearable glove format that has embedded sensors for electrocardiogram ECG, pulse oximetry and body temperature. Data is collected in real-time. Results are presented applying this device to measure physiologic changes in an anesthetized pig model subjected to hypoxia, cold induced hypothermia, and pharmacologic induced bradycardia and tachycardia. MTA data is compared to data simultaneously measured by Edwards Lifesciences Explorer, Mallinckrodt digital thermometer and Nellcor pulse oximetry. Excellent correlation was noted between data obtained by the MTA and that by traditional methods.
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