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Steve Jones: Army Looks to Robots, Sensors to Save Wounded Soldiers in Combat

resized_Unnamed_ground_vehicleMaj. Gen. Steve Jones, chief of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, has said that unmanned ground or aerial platforms and physiological sensors can be used to help rescue sick or injured soldiers during battle, the Army News Service reported Tuesday.

“With the newer technology, with the robotic vehicles we are using even today to examine and to detonate improvised explosive devices, those same vehicles can go forward and retrieve casualties,” Jones told audience at a Tuesday medical forum hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

He added the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is developing a wearable sensor technology that he believes will work to monitor vital signs of warfighters in the field.

The military service could also integrate the sensor into unmanned aerial vehicles to save downed military personnel, according to ARNews.

Jones said the Army has been testing a medical simulation system to train combat medics as well as a wearable camera designed to record injuries and treatments of deployed soldiers.

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