Expanding foam could stop internal bleeding

The battlefield is an extremely dangerous place, as you can never tell whether this mission which you are on is your last. Well, an army is useless if it is full of hardware but does not have humans running the show, but with tactics and weapons being more advanced these days, one could get wounded from just about anywhere, anytime. Perhaps combat medics could help save the lives of U.S. soldiers from bleeding to death in the future through the clever use of a special foam injection. This foam has been proven in laboratories and tests to stop bleeding for up to an hour when placed within the abdominal cavities of pigs, and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hopes that future development on such technology might eventually lead to preventing the death of U.S. soldiers due to internal bleeding. In fact, internal bleeding has long been considered to be the leading cause of potentially survivable deaths on the battlefield, as it is crucial to ensure the injured arrive at a hospital

Expanding foam could stop internal bleeding

LIFE SAVER: US researchers have developed a spray foam that can be injected into a wounded soldier's abdominal cavity to help stop internal bleeding.

Thu 13 Dec 12 from ABC Science

DARPA foam fights internal bleeding

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Tue 11 Dec 12 from Gizmag

DARPA foam could increase survival rate for victims of internal hemorrhaging

The Department of Defense's medical system aspires to a standard known as the "Golden Hour" that dictates that troops wounded on the battlefield are moved to advanced-level treatment facilities ...

Tue 11 Dec 12 from Medical Xpress

Foam Stops Internal Bleeding

A polymer foam that could be injected into abdominal cavities expands to 30 times it's original volume.

Thu 13 Dec 12 from Discovery.com

Injected Foam Could Prevent Soldiers From Bleeding To Death

The battlefield is an extremely dangerous place, as you can never tell whether this mission which you are on is your last. Well, an army is useless if it is full of hardware but does ...

Thu 13 Dec 12 from Ubergizmo

DARPA working on sci-fi-style stabilizing foam for wounds

DARPA's Wound Stasis program launched in 2010 and is bearing impressive fruit. Wound stasis is meant to stanch internal bleeding and would be aided by a new foam that conforms to the victim's ...

Wed 12 Dec 12 from Dvice

Pentagon funds battle wound foam

A foam designed to stop soldiers dying from internal injuries secures research funding from the Pentagon.

Wed 12 Dec 12 from BBC Technology

Foam Injection Could Stop Soldiers' Bleeding

New foam could be injected into soldiers' bodies to save them from bleeding out on the battlefield.

Wed 12 Dec 12 from Livescience

Magic Foam Can Be Shot Into The Body To Stop Major Bleeding

The new DARPA-developed technology is aimed at buying soldiers enough time to get medical care. Following the debut of an amazing new shapeshifting material that could improve drug delivery, ...

Tue 11 Dec 12 from Popular Science

DARPA-funded research could block internal bleeding with expanding foam

DARPA has awarded more funding to researchers who are testing a type of expandable foam that could stop internal bleeding long enough to get soldiers off a battlefield. ...

Mon 10 Dec 12 from The Verge

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