I caught this originally over on Gizmodo.
It’s an interesting concept for controlling bleeding that would normally be controlled by a tourniquet. One of the claims in the original article is that it can be applied faster and better control the bleeding. Check out the video and see if you wondered the same thing that I did:
The application of the device appears to potentially create additional penetration to the skin that may, or may not, be able to hold up to the pressure. While this may be convenient in the cases of some wounds (such as the illustrated handgun), probably not so much in others.
Like a shark bite.
Interesting concept, but I don’t see the benefit especially at the price point of $65 they’re pitching for what looks like a one time use.
What do you think?