Blood Gushes From Virtual Leg Injury to Help Train Combat Medics (with video)
If you’re very squeamish, look away now. Researchers have created the first detailed simulation of a human leg injured by flying shrapnel, gushing blood and all. The goal is to train combat medics on a virtual patient that reacts in realistic ways. Jeff Eldredge, UCLA professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who led the work in collaboration with colleagues from the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT) at the David Geffen School of Medicine, was quoted in the article. The news was also carried in Motherboard; Slate; Popular Science; and Gizmodo.