Medical Capability Simulator Interface Tool for OneSAF

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0163
Award Id:
96870
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H16-3066
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H16
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094078958
Principal Investigator:
Andreas Hofmann
Director Of Machine Learning
(617) 864-0636
ahofmann@vecna.com
Business Contact:
Michael Bearman
Vice President/General Counsel
(240) 965-4500
mbearman@vecna.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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