SWAT-T has been research-proven and field tested since entering the market in 2009. When compared to the windlass Combat Application Tourniquet (the military gold standard tourniquet) the SWAT-T was found to operate at safer pressures and to be more effective. The SWAT-T is felt to be more intuitive and easy to apply after minimal training (even in sensory deprived settings). Its name describes how to use it: stretch, wrap and tuck. Additionally SWAT-T serves as a multi-function trauma care device; it can be used as a pressure dressing or all-purpose trauma wrap .