Accession Number : ADD013581
Title : Method and Apparatus for Treatment of Hypothermia by Electromagnetic Energy.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Aug 85, patented 11 Aug 87,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Olsen, Richard G
Report Date : 11 Aug 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : An apparatus and method for rewarming hypothermia victims utilizes mutually inductive first and second helical coils supported in spaced relation around a subject's torso, the combination of coils and subject having a resonant frequency in the 2 MHz to 20 MHz radio frequency range. An automatic tuner couples an RF generator to energize the coils at the resonant frequency. A portable verison utilizes flexible coils on an insulating and spacing jacket having a zippered ope ning with conductive teeth to complete coil turns.
Descriptors : *HYPOTHERMIA, *THERAPY, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS, CASUALTIES, COILS, CONDUCTIVITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, GENERATORS, HUMAN BODY, INSULATION, JACKETS, RADIOFREQUENCY, RANGE(EXTREMES), RESONANT FREQUENCY, TEETH, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, CONDUCTION(HEAT TRANSFER), HEATING ELEMENTS, RADIATORS(HEATING AND COOLING)
Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE