Norwegian company ThermoNor AS is planning to deliver five units of its temperature management system to the US Navy for evaluation, according to the press release by the company.
Thermonor is working closely with Drs. Wayne Horn and David Fothergill, researchers at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Lab (NSMRL), Groton, Connecticut. Their research has focused on submarine survival, hypothermia and heat stress.
Thermonor’s research provides strong evidence that this novel non-invasive medical device alters the patient or crewmembers core body temperature significantly over a short time span. Development of the device is based on a sophisticated understanding of physiology and anesthesiology combined with a robust technical solution. The device uses pulsating negative pressure inside a cylinder and circulates fluid in the cylinder. The result is a temperature management solution. NSMRL will evaluate the efficiency and suitability for military use…
The equipment is easy to use, non-invasive, and will more effectively adjust the patient’s core body temperature to the desired level. After inserting the patient’s arm into the Thermotube, and setting the preferred temperature on the computer screen, health personnel can focus on other tasks, reducing the personnel resources needed to monitor the patient.