Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide a lightweight, compact, deployable litter to meet the challenges of emergency evacuation and transport of injured Marines.
Current litter technology does not meet the strength requirements associated with high-g loading during a vehicle crash scenario. PSI previously demonstrated a new litter architecture that not only meets the Joint Enroute Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS) loading, but also is half the weight and volume of current litter systems.
The PSI litter is light weight and stows into a compact volume. This development for the Marines will provide improved patient safety and comfort during medical transport, and its durable design will provide operational capability in the extremely demanding Marine military environment. The resultant product will have broad applicability with civilian first responders as well as other branches of the military.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Sean Torrez
Group Leader, Deployable Technologies
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003