Method and Apparatus for Treatment of Hypothermia by Electromagnetic Energy.
Patent, Filed 21 Aug 85, patented 11 Aug 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An apparatus and method for rewarming hypothermia victims utilizes mutually inductive first and second helical coils supported in spaced relation around a subjects torso, the combination of coils and subject having a resonant frequency in the 2 MHz to 20 MHz radio frequency range. An automatic tuner couples an RF generator to energize the coils at the resonant frequency. A portable verison utilizes flexible coils on an insulating and spacing jacket having a zippered ope ning with conductive teeth to complete coil turns.
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