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Dynamic virtual moulage based on thin film adhesive displays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH18C0104
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0342
Amount: $999,373.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17A-002
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-26
Small Business Information
6420 Congress Ave. Ste. 2050
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) 391-4448
Research Institution
 Texas State University
 Alex Zakhidov Alex Zakhidov
601 University Drive JC Kellam Suite 420
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

 (512) 245-4280
 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 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 is collaborating with Texas State University (TXST) to develop a novel dynamic virtual moulage, creating an enhanced moulage/ augmented reality experience, in which computer-generated data and graphics simulate medical emergencies in real time using thin film adhesive displays. In Phase I, ArchieMD and TXST demonstrated proof of concept for utilizing very thin, flexible adhesive displays for the development of dynamic virtual moulage. Phase II will entail developing a smartphone application to remotely control the dynamic moulage display, building a miniaturized display driver and designing and fabricating an ultrathin, flexible, semi-transparent OLED full-color VGA display. The display can be easily attached to and removed from mannequins 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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