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Interactive Game-based System for Psychological Health Education

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
91327
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O083-H15-3057
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 08-H15
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2588
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Interactive Game-based System for Psychological Health Education
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0070
Award Amount: $749,996.00
 

Abstract:

When a service member returns from deployment, expectations on both sides run high for a joyous reunion. However, this transition to a peacetime environment can pose many challenges for the service member as well as his family and friends. Soar Technology and our partners at USC's Institute for Creative Technology and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System propose to develop a game-based training environment that will help the friends, family and peers of service members recognize when a service member may need psychological help and to encourage that service member to voluntarily seek out help. Our game-based training environment will focus on thee areas; recognizing the signs that a service member may need help, using Brief Motivational Interviewing (BMI) to encourage the service member to seek out help, and understanding the psychological health resources available to different categories of service members. Our team is uniquely suited to develop this game-based training system for psychological health education: we have extensive experience in building game-based training tools for the military, using game environments as psychological therapy tools, and providing psychological health treatment specifically to the military community.

Principal Investigator:

Michael C. Lent
CEO and Chief Scientist
7343278000
vanlent@soartech.com

Business Contact:

Katherine Harding
Chief Operations Officer
7343278000
kate.harding@soartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No