On the battlefield, triage may be the biggest difference maker between living and dying. The US military has an incredibly valuable new tool for detecting internal hemorhaging. It’s called APPRAISE, and it works so well it’s earned the team who developed it a selection as finalists in the annual Service to America Medals, given to federal government employees who achieve excellence in their fields. Dr. Jaques Reifman leads the APPRAISE team at U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, MD. Dr. Reifman discussed APPRAISE on National Defense Week.
Photo: Maxim Khitrov, a software developer and HJF contractor (left) and Jaques Reifman, Ph.D., a senior research scientist and director at the Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (right) demonstrate the APPRAISE system. APPRAISE is a clinically validated platform for the automated, pre-hospital, real-time collection and analysis of vital sign data. (Photo by Adam Wyatt)