Military-funded research has yielded a biochip that could detect injuries to service members based on traumatic events, according to NextGov.
Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, a bioengineering and computer engineering researcher, applied for a patent last Thursday for an implantable biochip that would manage trauma-induced hemorrhages.
Guiseppi-Elie’s biochip technology would remotely monitor soldiers on a battlefield.
The research abstract suggests that blast-induced trauma is typically difficult to detect.
The biosensor and transmitter device would be implanted in a person to measure lactic acid levels as well as glucose levels.
Both elements have been correlated with severity of post-traumatic injuries, according to the report.
The abstract suggests the technology would support telemetric reporting and refine resuscitation approaches for civilian and combat trauma victims.