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SEPTEMBER 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 47 have contracts for a decade or more and, like challenging new technology, should consider certification to MIL-PRF-31032 (printed wiring board requirements for the DoD). PCB007 References 1. N. Caldwell, "11 Incredible Products That Were Really Invented by the U.S. Military," Mic, March 31, 2014. 2. K. Mizokami, "The Air Force Is Moving From Smart Bombs to Thinking Bombs," Popular Mechanics, July 15, 2020. 3. R. Sammon, "8 Amazing New Military Technologies," Kiplinger, December 29, 2016. 4. M. Cox, "Army Wants Wearable Coronavirus Symptom Detector for Soldiers," Military.com, May 11, 2020. Mike Hill is president of MIL-Q- Consulting LLC. He has been in the PWB fabrication industry for over 40 years. During that time, he participated in specification writing for both IPC and the military. Past em- ployers include ViaSystems, Colonial Circuits, and DDi. To read past columns or contact Hill, click here or email Milqconsulting@outlook.com. officials want the defense industry to create wearable monitors to detect whether service members are displaying symptoms of the novel coronavirus." "Army Medical Research and Development Command recently invited defense firms to submit proposals for a $25 million effort to design prototypes of a wearable diagnostic ca- pability for 'pre-/very early symptomatic de- tection of COVID-19 infection,' according to a recent request for project proposals issued through the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC). 'There is a dire and ur- gent need for the development of rapid, accu- rate wearable diagnostics to identify and iso- late pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases and ... prevent the spread of the virus,' the solicitation states." Summary As we use some of these technologies in our everyday life, it's easy to create emotional ties to the mil-aero revenue stream. PWB fab- ricators that want to be part of history have a revenue stream from products that might corresponding author of the new study. Using the portable MRI device, researchers from Yale found evidence of ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, and brain tumors in patients presenting with neurological symptoms at Yale New Haven Hospital. The portable device could be used by doctors in poor countries, rural areas, or even in ambulances to differen- tiate between stroke symptoms caused by a brain bleed or blood clot. This information is crucial in determining the course of treatment. The cost of the portable MRI device is expected to be a fraction of traditional MRI ma- chines, which use extremely strong magnets and can only be used in specially designed rooms. (Source: Yale News) A new portable MRI device detected specific brain ab- normalities in 29 of 30 patients taken to Yale New Haven Hospital's neuroscience intensive care unit after present- ing with symptoms of stroke and other neurological dis- orders, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology. The research is the first known attempt to deploy a mobile, bedside, magnetic resonance brain-imaging de- vice, which promises to provide an immediate diagnosis to doctors in virtually any setting with a standard elec- trical supply. "Brain-imaging is key to acute care neurology and is a critical determinant of mak- ing the correct diagnosis and identifying the optimal treat- ment option," said Yale's Kev- in Sheth, professor of neurol- ogy and neurosurgery and co- Portable MRI Can Detect Brain Abnormalities at Bedside

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