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Return on Investment Tool for Effective Medical Training (RITE-MT)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
3504 Lake Lynda Drive Ste. 400 Orlando, FL 32789
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Return on Investment Tool for Effective Medical Training (RITE-MT)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0105
Award Amount: $149,664.00


An opportunity exists to develop a decision support tool for medical training practitioners/acquisition community which can guide designers through the identification of fidelity level requirements and present trade-offs based on the task that is being trained, the desired level of performance improvement and anticipated return on investment in light of identified budget constraints. Design Interactive proposes the development of the Return on Investment Tool for Effective Medical Training (RITE-MT) software system, a decision support tool which will guide users through: 1) Effectively identifying training system fidelity and training strategy requirements for medical simulation based on sensory task analysis and training needs analysis, 2) Defining the ROI tradespace by defining the critical variables necessary for calculating return on investment and linking these variables to each other and performance outcomes, and 3) Providing an interactive cost benefit analysis which allows user to test different design solutions against predicted performance outcomes while visualizing complex interactions to encourage designers to weigh the balance of improved performance versus the long-term cost consequences. RITE MT will enable a user to determine the optimal fidelity requirements as well as metric and training strategy requirements based on task training objectives as well as support the user in determining the most cost effective system to training goals. RITE-MT will also allow a user conduct Return on Training Investment (ROTI) comparisons between alternate training system solutions.

Principal Investigator:

Meredith Carroll
(407) 706-0977

Business Contact:

John Stanney
SR VP Finance
(407) 706-0977
Small Business Information at Submission:

Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 593534927
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No