AFRL’s Battlefield Trauma Software Technology

Dept. of Defense

Laboratory: Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Airman Systems Directorate

Technology: Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK)

Opportunity: This AFRL-developed technology is available for licensing and collaboration with AFRL researchers.

Details: As a point-of-injury software tool, BATDOK allows medics to wirelessly monitor multiple patients’ vitals simultaneously at the point of injury, and to capture a complete history of each patient’s medical treatment from point of injury through medical evacuation and follow-on transfer to the next level of care.

With an easy-to-use interface that facilitates awareness and documentation of in-field patient care, BATDOK houses several multimodal covert/overt notifications that alert medics when patients cross predefined, user-set thresholds.

Benefits: Aside from reducing medical personnel cognitive workload, BATDOK benefits allow for improved patient care, and seamless and secure data transfer.

Applications: The BATDOK technology can be applied for in-field medical use, primarily for first responders and in the emergency medical field.

Contact: For more information on this tech, contact Joan Wu-Singel at

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