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STRAC Clinical Research

Spine Board Study

STRAC Members collaborate on a research project to determine the effectiveness of spinal immobilization without the use of a spine board. This study is specifically targeted to determine the amount of spinal movement (or lack there of) experienced by a simulated trauma patient under C-spine precautions while immobilized to an EMS stretcher. Each patient was outfitted with highly sensitive motion sensors calibrated to detect the slightest movements and accurately display motion through a digital avatar. Patients were then put through a variation of traditional transport positions and methods. Find out more about this and other research studies to be announced in upcoming committee meetings.