Medical Capability Simulator Interface Tool for OneSAF

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0163
Agency Tracking Number: O093-H16-3066
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-H16
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
DUNS: 094078958
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andreas Hofmann
 Director Of Machine Learning
 (617) 864-0636
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: Vice President/General Counsel
Phone: (240) 965-4500
Research Institution
Testing and validation of new medical devices and technologies for use in combat is at present a cumbersome process. Live exercises, though vital for certification, are costly. In contrast, simulations can be run at speeds faster than real-time for a fraction of the cost of live exercises. Thus, simulations could be used to speed the validation process. OneSAF, the Army''s mission simulator presently cannot model emerging medical technologies. Vecna proposes an open system specification and interface tool prototype that interfaces OneSAF with real or simulated combat medical technologies to evaluate their use. The interface tool includes several innovations. First, the OneSAF Instrumented Soldier is an extension of the OneSAF soldier model that incorporates functional models of behavior. Second, a general open system framework for physiological models is used to provide basic modeling of key physiological processes and also, easy incorporation of more detailed models. Third, a graphical interface specification tool is used for defining relevant inputs and outputs of a real or simulated medical device, and for how these interact with the physiological model framework. For Phase 1, Vecna will implement prototypes of these capabilities, and test them with a simulated medical device using a OneSAF mission scenario.

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