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Wireless Patient Positioning and Warming Device

The two primary objectives of the invention are to prevent hypothermia during surgery while also stabilizing the patient's position on the operating table without the need of AC power. Combining functions of warming and positioning into a single wireless device improves convenience and effectiveness for surgical and other operations. This invention also resolves the deficiencies associated with current convection- and conduction-based warming devices, such as the need for external power, increased risk of infection, wire clutter, and noise. The invention can be applied to veterinary surgery, human surgery, emergency patient transportation, and military medical evacuation, with adaptations for wilderness rescue and outdoor recreation. 


POTENTIAL AREAS OF APPLICATION:
• Human and veterinary surgery
• Emergency patient transportation
• Military medical evacuation
• Outdoor sports & recreation

MAIN ADVANTAGES OF INVENTION:
• Provides a convenient way to maintain desired patient position and prevent hypothermia in operating room with minimum risk
• Patient warming feature is completely wireless

STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT:
• Prototype testing

Additional Details

Owner

University of Missouri- Columbia

Intellectual Property Protection

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