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Augmented Reality Systems for Training Health Care Providers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0761
Agency Tracking Number: O082-H08-3079
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-H08
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-30
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Hay
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

During the Phase I period of this contract we will research and develop a Phase II development plan for creating an augmented reality serious game for medic training. Our primary technical research will focus on: · Dynamic augmented reality registration of deformable surface. · 3D Stereoscopic video and MRI/ultrasound augmented reality overlays. · Real-time occlusion tracking, particularly of the hands. · Medical gesture recognition for task completion. · User-generated, and open-source game content interfaces. · Novel scoring systems that account for the user’s behavior and react naturally. This scoring system requires a detailed understanding of what tasks should be completed at anytime, as well as team task behaviors. · Maintaining realistic haptic feedback for the simulation participants so as the augmented/virtual components of the simulation merge seamlessly with the real world. Working with the sponsor and our affiliates in the serious games, medical, and DoD domains we will: · Locate candidate groups for final testing and develop simulation validation techniques. · Research and attend and potentially publish at relevant industry conferences. · Discover potential customers for commercialization including customers in the private and DoD domains

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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