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Future of Trauma Care May Be in a Backpack

In battlefield situations, taking even basic medical measurements may be complicated. Proper instruments, the knowledge of how to use them and good decision-making skills are required. It would be great if soldiers had sophisticated, miniaturized medical devices that could easily be used to help an injured person. If that were the case, said retired Army surgeon Ron Poropatich, "you can then assess the individual's heart rate, blood pressure, and have a soft robotics collar with...

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