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WPI receives $1.9 million from US Army to develop sensors that can save wounded soldiers
Date:8/21/2012

Worcester, Mass. Early detection of blood loss to save the lives of soldiers wounded on the battlefield is the goal of a three-year research and development project to be launched this fall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Army, the research will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).

The project will be led by Ki Chon, PhD, professor and head of WPI's Biomedical Engineering Department, and Yitzhak Mendelson, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering. The WPI team will develop miniaturized wireless sensors that soldiers can wear into battle. They will also create the mathematical algorithms needed to process signals from those sensors to simultaneously measure seven physiological parameters, including a novel way to detect bleeding. In addition to sensors worn on the body, the WPI team will place the same monitoring capabilities on smartphones, which Army medics can use as hand-held diagnostic tools. Both the wearable sensor and smartphone technologies will be evaluated at the medical school in an observational study of trauma patients directed by Chad Darling, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, and David McManus, M.D., assistant professor of medicine.

"We have a responsibility as a country to ensure that our soldiers have the best possible technology keeping them safe and alive on the battlefield," said U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA). "This highly-competitive federal grant award is recognition of the groundbreaking research being conducted at WPI to develop innovative technologies to protect the men and women in our armed services. Additionally, the vital role UMass Medical School is playing in the program is further evidence of the great cross-institution partnerships among the universities in Massachusetts that so often lead to important advances."

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Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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