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Department of Defense needs for medical equipment
Author(s): Richard M. Satava; Shaun B. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Smart materials and structures are unknown to the medical community; therefore the opportunity exists to apply these new technologies to health care. A background of the emerging emphasis on advanced medical technologies and the information environment in which these technologies are based will provide a perspective that will enable designers of smart structures to envision new applications for products. A broad overview of the changes and new requirements for advanced medical technologies is presented, and a scenario-based illustration of the modern medical battlefield will provide insight for the application of smart structures to health care.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2721, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239139
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Richard M. Satava, Walter Reed Army Medical Ctr. and ARPA (United States)
Shaun B. Jones, National Naval Medical Ctr. and ARPA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2721:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
C. Robert Crowe, Editor(s)

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