MembersNew Concept for Rescuing Wounded Soldiers

The treatment of wounded soldiers on the battlefield while under fire is a dangerous and life-threatening challenge.

By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: IDF

Communicating vital information to attending doctors and medics often gets lost in the emergency transit or is simply passed along on bloodied scraps of paper pinned to the soldier’s uniform.

“Unlike in the civilian world, where the chain of treatment is generally limited to those in the ambulance and then the hospitals, soldiers get treated by a number of people under difficult circumstances,” said Major Nimrod Focsenianu, commander of the IDF Advanced Officers Technology Training Course. “Twenty-five percent of soldier deaths globally could be avoided with more precise care and better treatment procedures.”

Now, hi-tech Israeli ingenuity is providing a solution to this problem. A group of engineering cadets training to be officers in the Israel Defense Forces produced in just 10 days, as their final project, the prototype of a digital bracelet able to communicate accurate and...

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