Phokus Research Group’s Wound Cube is a simple, inexpensive, medical training device created to teach students how to control bleeding.
In particular, they can pack wounds with gauze. This four-inch cube is made from semi-transparent, non-toxic silicone, which integrates a large laceration and multiple wound channels.
One of the wound channels can also be used as a slot for a flashlight. This feature allows the instructor to illuminate the wound from the inside so that the student’s actions can be more easily evaluated through the semi-transparent material.
At 2.5 pounds, material replicates tissue density. Although it’s a dry training device, the Wound Cube can also be used with blood stimulant.
It's likely to be used by training centers as well as at the unit level, with one per team or platoon, depending on the type of organization. Due to its low cost, Wound Cube could also be used by private trainees who can’t necessarily afford a full prosthetic training aid.
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