Wearable Device Could Help EMTs, Surgeons Assess Hemorrhage Blood Loss

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Researchers have shown that they can accurately assess blood loss by measuring seismic vibrations in the chest cavity and by detecting changes in the timing of heartbeats. That could lead to development of a smart wearable device that could be carried by ambulance crews and medics and made available in emergency rooms and surgical facilities.

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) could one day be better able to treat victims of vehicular accidents, gunshot wounds, or other trauma thanks to a new device under development that may more accurately assess the effects of blood loss due to hemorrhage. (Credit: Getty Images, not for republication)