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DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE ANGER SIMULATION FOR USE WITH FMRI SCANNING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91689
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0180
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIMMERSION, LLC.
9861 BROKEN LAND PKWY, STE 200 COLUMBIA, MD 21046-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE ANGER SIMULATION FOR USE WITH FMRI SCANNING
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0479
Award Amount: $98,856.00
 

Abstract:

Significant adjustment issues can occur as warfighters transition from combat to home. One area of adjustment involves the appropriate control of anger. We propose to develop and test a prototype conversation simulation that allows for the collection of reliable data on brain activity associated with anger. This prototype will involve a simulated conversation which is designed to provoke anger in a user through the use of multiple anger-provoking statements made toward a user by a simulated character. This prototype will allow for the design of two new kinds of simulations, one that focuses on a more sophisticated study of neural pathways involved in anger and one that is an empirically-based training and intervention simulation. These simulations will provide a critical resource for warfighters returning home.

Principal Investigator:

Dale Olsen
President
4432832504
dale.olsen@simmersion.com

Business Contact:

Robert Jones
CFO
4432832575
bob.jones@simmersion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIMMERSION LLC
9861 Broken Land Parkway Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21046

EIN/Tax ID: 611423111
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No