Imagine being six minutes away from an MCI when dispatch informs you that seven vehicles are involved and police on scene have reported severe injuries. Now imagine that by the time you jump out of the ambulance, you know which victim is in imminent danger of bleeding out.

In the future, it could be the result of a police officer placing NcIQ sensors on victims and gathering data on their cardiac output, heart rate and respirations. Measurement trends and pertinent data would be stored in a handheld NcIQ Data Management System device, and your wrist-mounted monitor would display hemodynamic trend data for as many as 20 patients simultaneously, identifying each with a unique tag number and location.

As you start an IV on a victim, your belt vibrates to alert you to a high-priority patient southwest of where you are, and her condition is deteriorating.

This isn’t science fiction. Noninvasive Medical Technologies Inc. (NMT) of