Neurosurgeon Kevin Tracey has discovered a blood loss-preventing technique that could revolutionize defense systems and the medical world.
With an electric shock to the vagus nerve, doctors would be able to form a neural tourniquet that can stop people from bleeding out. When blood vessels are broken, nerve endings send signals to blood cells and platelets to the wounded area. Tracey hypothesized that if this signal was intercepted (in this case with an electric shock), this response could temporarily be blocked. Molecular microbiologist Chris Czura has spent the last 15 years testing this blood loss prevention technology on rats and pigs with great success. They have discovered that the shock can be given preemptively to temporarily halt blood loss. Testing on human subjects begins this year at Northwell Hospital.
The American military wants to use this technology on soldiers before they enter the battle field, while Bill Gates and the 'Gates Foundation' wants to use this blood loss-preventing technology to stop maternal death by bloodloss.
This Medical Innovation Could Keep Patients From Bleeding Out
1. Blood Loss-preventing Technology - Implementing neurosurgeon Kevin Tracey's blood loss-preventing technique could revolutionize the defense systems and medical world.
2. Neural Tourniquet - Developing a neural tourniquet through electric shock to the vagus nerve offers disruptive innovation opportunities in preventing blood loss.
3. Preemptive Blood Loss Prevention - Exploring the use of preemptive electric shock to halt blood loss opens up possibilities for disruptive innovation in the medical field.
1. Defense Systems - Implementing blood loss-preventing technology in the military could significantly reduce casualties and save lives on the battlefield.
2. Medical - Adopting neural tourniquets and preemptive blood loss prevention techniques can transform the medical industry by reducing the risk of patients bleeding out.
3. Maternal Health - Applying blood loss-preventing technology to stop maternal death by blood loss can have a significant impact on improving maternal health outcomes.