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Ahmad and Calyam pose next to Panacea's Cloud.

 Sal Amad, assistant professor of surgery in the MU School of Medicine medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Units at MU Health Care, and Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, will present Panacea’s Cloud at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will take place from Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of MU Health.

A pair of University of Missouri researchers, including one from the MU College of Engineering, will present a new disaster management system at this week’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science, and Sal Amad, assistant professor of surgery in the MU School of Medicine medical director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Units at MU Health Care, will present Panacea’s Cloud at the event, which will take place from Jan. 6-9.

Panacea’s Cloud uses Google Glass and Recon Jet smart eyewear to allow emergency personnel to rapidly assess disaster scenes and efficiently triage medical responsibilities by allowing instant audiovisual communication between the emergency personnel and medical directors in situations where communications could otherwise be limited by circumstance.

Calyam and Amad received funding for Panacea’s Cloud from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation as part of its Coulter Translational Partnership Program with MU. Five teams of MU researchers received $100,000 grants each to fund projects with “great scientific potential and that meet a well-defined health care need.”

For more information on the system and its upcoming appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show, which features products from more than 3,600 companies worldwide, click here.