WElkins, a company out of Roseville, California won FDA clearance for its EMT/ICU Temperature Management System, a complete package that provides cooling of the head starting at the injury site to the ICU and during the recovery.
Originally developed for the U.S. military, the battery powered system can keep a patient’s temperature steady within 30°C (86°F) to 37°C (98.6°F) using a cooling headliner with an integrated cervical collar.
From the product page:
The System comprises both a field (EMT) and hospital (ICU) Conditioning Unit. The EMT Conditioning Unit is a lightweight, rugged, battery-powered device originally developed for the U.S. Department of Defense for battlefield cooling; it is the first active cooling device to extend patient temperature management to the pre-hospital setting, enabling ultra-early induction of therapeutic hypothermia in the field, at the point of injury. The ICU Conditioning Unit is an enhanced version of the EMT Conditioning Unit, designed for use in the hospital setting; it features a touchscreen graphical user interface, microprocessor-driven automatic temperature control, and patient temperature monitoring. Both Conditioning Units utilize the same Cooling Headliner (patent pending), an innovative head-neck pad with pneumatic over-pressure to improve patient contact and enhance cooling rate. The Headliner is integrated with a universal cervical collar for streamlined deployment in the field and during emergency medical transport.
Product page: WElkins EMT/ICU Temperature Management System…