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Dynamic virtual moulage based on thin film adhesive displays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-17-C-0157
Agency Tracking Number: H17A-002-0039
Amount: $149,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17A-002
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-02-28
Small Business Information
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United States
DUNS: 157649471
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Levine
 (561) 988-0550
Business Contact
 Robert Levine
Phone: (561) 988-0550
Research Institution
 Texas State University
 W. Scott Erwin
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

 (512) 245-1812
 Nonprofit College or University

Providing Army combat medics with meaningful experience in treatment of battlefield injuries is a particular challenge. Moulage has the potential to assist in acquiring what could otherwise be very hard-to-come-by preparatory experience for the distressing real-life emergencies medics and soldiers may encounter in the field. However, current approaches to moulage are limited in their ability to reflect the impact of treatment decisions the trainee makes over the course of a simulation. ArchieMD therefore proposes to develop a dynamic moulage technology with the ability to morph to reflect changes in medical simulation scenarios and provide lifelike situational fidelity. Specifically, a very thin, flexible electronic sticker display that adheres to skin will display a variety of dynamic information, including vital signs, disease progression, and response to treatment or treatment error, to provide the trainee with information about clinical progression and changes in the physiological state of the simulated patient scenario over time, potentially leading to improvements in critical thinking, assessment, and response time. ArchieMD`s technology can be easily attached to and removed from mannequins, simulated proxy body parts, or real persons, allowing integration with existing simulation systems. It can also be commercialized to benefit EMS and other first responders undergoing training simulations.

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