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In an interview with Dr. Pinchas Halpern, Director of emergency department, Tel-Aviv Sourasky medical center, following his talk at the Future Forces conference, Dr. Halpern talked about the medical treatment in the future combat arena.
Many changes in technology have been applied in three major fields:
- Tracking and identifying injured in the field
- Medical treatment of soldiers in the field
- Transportation solutions for bringing soldiers back safely to camp
As for robotics being used in the combat field, Dr. Halpern said they are useful both for carrying medical supplies and transport casualties back to the medical facility.
Israel has a combination of combat experience in dealing with casualties and technological power, which allows it to be at the forefront of medical technology.