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SBIR Phase I: A 3D Interactive Virtual Patient Platform for Nursing Education

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90934
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0839493
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ArchieMD, Inc
3600 FAU Blvd. Suite 201 Boca Raton, FL 33431-6474
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: A 3D Interactive Virtual Patient Platform for Nursing Education
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0839493
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I Project combines web-deliverable, 3-D computer graphics and gaming technology to provide a non-linear, immersive learning environment for nursing education. The outcome of the project is a toolkit which will center on an automated virtual patient capable of providing case-based, non-linear, clinical training scenarios that incorporate the full range of nursing skills. The proposed environment will integrate the virtual patient with physiologically accurate visualizations and an automated feedback module to provide a comprehensive learning environment. Modern computer-simulations present a unique ability to present medical/scientific information in an easy to understand manner. Technology advances in computer graphics present opportunities to present higher quality visual models in an interactive fashion that can convey the scientific process in a way which makes learning interesting and interesting for the students while capturing their enthusiasm for nursing. This project will impact nursing education by ncreasing learning opportunities students in this field. This technology may play a critical role in mitigating the well documented future nursing shortage, by providing high quality virtual nursing educational experiences, without increasing the number of nurse educators.

Principal Investigator:

Robert J. Levine
MD
5613914448
rlevine@archiemd.com

Business Contact:

Robert J. Levine
MD
5613914448
rlevine@archiemd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ArchieMD, Inc
3600 FAU Blvd. Suite 201 Boca Raton, FL 33431

EIN/Tax ID: 510426884
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No