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