U.S. Military's Virtual Wound Simulation Trains Field Medics for Life and Death Situations
Research at UCLA aims to better prep medics, revealing through a combination of in-depth mechanics and fluid dynamics how a leg responds to a bullet wound or severe injury
Pressure and fear are the two worst things a field medic can feel when attending to a wounded soldier. Despite a breadth of knowledge and training, it seems like it doesn’t come close to what a field medic has to undergo during a life and death situation. This is why the U.S. Military deemed it best to tap into virtual wound simulation that will help field medics be better prepared for military operations.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is developing the world’s first detailed injury simulation. At first sight, the virtual wounds can be hard to stomach. However, it is exactly what a field medic needs to know what to expect and how to deal with critical situations.