As the United States prepares to honor its war dead on Memorial Day, medtech researchers are working to help survivors wounded in battle, both in body and mind.
Whether the research comes out of government, industry or academia, there’s also a desire to help veterans facing other health challenges.
The work is evolving. 3D printing is being used to create increasingly accurate surgical models. Researchers are studying brain signals to reduce veterans’ anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A biocompatible artificial lung could be carried in a backpack.
Here are five examples of research and advances that could help veterans and others with physical and mental health challenges: