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01/31/2009 05:15 PM ID: 76686 Permalink   

Visions of Star Trek

 

"Bones" McCoy's medical scanner is in the developmental stage by U.S. Advanced Research Agency (DARPA). Using ultrasound transducers to heal internal bleeding is the basis of the treatment.

"The DBAC program will develop a portable, light-weight, non-evasive, automated system for detection, localization,and coagulation of serious internal bleeding."

 
  Source: www.darpa.mil  
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  @Lolli_duPrie  
 
Your link is going to a pdf file. You should locate another web page with that information and ask a mod to repoint it to this instead. Interesting article though.
 
  by: WWarrior     01/31/2009 05:51 PM     
  Welcome to Shrt New @ Lolli :)  
 
and you have found one very interesting story. Ty.
 
  by: captainJane     01/31/2009 05:59 PM     
  But the medical tricorder  
 
only scanned. Mayby they are thinking about the salt and pepper shakers that McCoy used.
 
  by: walter3ca   01/31/2009 07:28 PM     
  @Walter  
 
The tricorder scanned, but another device could fix internal hemorrhage. I believe they were part of the same unit.
 
  by: luc1ddr3am     01/31/2009 07:40 PM     
  "Set it to Stun!"  
 
Oh no, those were Phasers. :) And didn't they use some kind of probe for internal hemorrhoids?
 
  by: Fonzo   01/31/2009 08:44 PM     
  Another  
 
case of fact following fiction. Hope they succeed.
 
  by: sleeky     02/01/2009 07:16 AM     
 
 
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