09 Aug Rice University students create better cervical collar
A team of undergraduates at Rice University has come up with what they hope will prove to be a better and safer version of cervical collars to stabilize the heads and necks of accident victims. Cervical collars have been in common use since their introduction during the Vietnam War. The Rice seniors known as Team CivSAFE took on the challenge of a Houston researcher, an expert in spine mechanics, to develop safe and effective cervical spine protection for trauma victims.
For more: http://news.rice.edu/2012/04/09/students-focus-on-creating-a-better-cervical-collar/