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Phokus Research Group – Wound Cube


Phokus Research Group’s Wound Cube is a simple, inexpensive, medical training device which was created to teach students how to control bleeding. In particular, they can pack wounds with gauze. It’s a 4″x4″x4″ cube made from semi-transparent non-toxic silicone which integrates a large laceration as well as multiple wound channels.


One of the Wound channels can also be used as a slot for a flashlight. This feature allows the instructor to illuminate the wound from the inside so that the student’s actions can be more easily evaluated through the semi-transparent material. At 2.5 lbs, material replicates tissue density. Although it’s a dry training device, Wound Cube can also be used with blood stimulant.


During Warrior East, PRG’s Rob Hanna showed me the Wound Cube and asked me what I thought. I envisioned it being used by training centers as well as at the unit level, with one per team or platoon, depending on the type of organization. Due to its low cost, Wound Cube could also be used by private trainees who can’t necessarily afford a full prosthetic training aid. In fact, Hanna told me they’ll offer a special price for private trainers.



6 Responses to “Phokus Research Group – Wound Cube”

  1. james says:

    Very cool tool! Nice work guys… will definitely save lives!

  2. Weaver says:

    Very intriguing – and great to have an affordable, durable wound simulator.

    With the spread of Stop The Bleed training across the country, to address the most common causes of preventable death in traumatic incidents, this sort of thing is vital.

    I’ll be ordering one for evaluation by my FD – and, if it’s as good as it appears, likely ordering a dozen more immediately.

  3. Dellis says:

    This appears to be a great tool and learning aide, I know in our classes we can use this but I am wondering, can wounds be added to the cube or best left as is?

  4. SGTMike says:

    As a LE Tac Med trainer, I can tell you that these will be a terrific addition to our training curriculum. Small, portable and very affordable. Wound packing can be done at the table, not after rearranging furniture or going to an open garage bay. (Think Connecticut in January). Can’t wait to get one!