Novel Medical Device Automatically Monitors Patient Temperatures

Protective hypothermia, a medical treatment that lowers a patient’s body temperature, helps to reduce the risk of tissue injury due to insufficient blood-flow after cardiac arrests, strokes, or traumatic brain injuries. Water blankets and wraps have been used to lower patients’ body temperatures since the 1950s, but they can overshoot the temperature goal. The Navy and Air Force Medical Services Agency recently contracted a team to develop a smarter sensor device to help manage patients’ temperatures automatically. Porticos developed the mechanical system for this innovative project Continue reading “Novel Medical Device Automatically Monitors Patient Temperatures”