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Recognizing Voices in the Trickiest Terrain: The Battlefield

June 23, 2011

It's not here yet, but the United States military has plans to perfect technology that would enable combat medics to dictate treatment notes for casualties on the battlefield – and have those end up as structured data and narrative information in fighters' electronic medical records.

The military has long struggled to provide end-to-end electronic documentation of casualties' treatments from the battlefield to battalion aid stations and so on through multiple levels of care until the fighter is evacuated to a hospital.