The U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center recently held its fourth annual open house where it demonstrated its investments in modern technologies for telemedicine, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
TATRC Director Col. Gina Adam explained that the center is leveraging innovations in computer and information technology, ultra-wide band as a communications network and artificial intelligence to boost medical care for warfighters.
The technologies that TATRC is experimenting with include drones for conducting medical operations and fetching injured soldiers from remote areas.
“The devices [we are working on] span from near-term emergent capabilities where we are looking to provide a telemedicine capability that would essentially allow the medic to phone a friend, a doctor,” said James Beach, research and development program manager at the TATRC’s Medical Intelligent Systems Lab.
He added that the Army intends to use AI to support medics when communication lines are tampered with.