Ultrasound To Heal The Wounded

Technology giant Philips have announced a new prototype gadget – an ultrasound ‘cuff’ that will diagnose and treat internal bleeding in human limbs. Predictably in this time of global unrest, the stated scenario is that of the injured soldier in the heat of battle, who needs a quick fix and can’t make it to medical facilities in time, but this would surely be just as useful to A&E teams and other civiliand outfits too. Philips hopes for proof-of-concept in the next twelve months.