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TAW prototype B

Maj. Kevin Smith, trauma nurse, 130th Medical Group, Charleston, West Virginia, Air National Guard; and Maj. Danielle Betz, emergency physician, 48th Medical Group, RAF Lakenheath, U.K. set up prototype B of the of the tactical anesthesia workstation (TAW), for the first time April 8, 2022, during a Ground Surgical Team (GST), training course at U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Maj. Thomas Heering, an austere anesthesia cadre for the GST, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, submitted the TAW idea to Spark Tank in 2021, and the idea moved forward with a team of engineers in the rapid prototyping cell (RPC). The RPC team developed the three prototypes for testing beginning in January 2022, and have since narrowed it down to one winning prototype. The team with push the recommended prototype to the GST pilot group for further deliberation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Aleah Castrejon)

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