The Army is buying a device that can quickly assess traumatic brain injury on the battlefield

Air Force Times – The Army has awarded a contract for development of a device to quickly determine if a person has a brain injury and how severe it is.

The portable device would be used on the battlefield to assess combat-related traumatic brain injury at the point of injury.

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command awarded the nearly $10 million contract to Neural Analytics, Inc., which develops medical devices to measure, diagnose and monitor brain health and neural disorders, according to information from the company.

Neural Analytics will work with the Defense Department to develop the Lucid System, designed to measure and monitor physical signs of TBI.

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