#6: Soldier Injury Mitigation - especially ankle injuries
Army Challenge # Category 7e: Human – Trauma Management
Problem Statement: Dismounted Warfighters have significant, complex injuries due to IEDs and other battlefield events that require advanced trauma management.
Challenge: Capture, process and electronically disseminate near-real-time medical information on Soldier injuries, wounds and treatment from point of injury through the continuum of care. Also improve battlefield care to enable better monitoring and management of hemorrhaging.
Challenge Boundary Conditions:
Who: Individual Soldier and combat medic
What: Selected Operational Mission Scenarios
How: Measure reduction in deaths due to hemorrhaging against baseline
Objectives: Develop and demonstrate a system that can be worn by Soldiers and/or used by Combat Medics to capture, process and disseminate information on casualties in a field operation; decrease pre-surgical, preventable hemorrhage death on the battlefield by 5%.