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Scene Registration Augmented Reality as an Educational Tool to Identify Underlying Anatomy during Medical Simulation Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-17-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: H163-002-0041
Amount: $138,723.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP163-002
Solicitation Number: 2016.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-04-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-11
Small Business Information
12253 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
DUNS: 146066829
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Armstrong
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 454-4106
Business Contact
 Ellen Hatcher
Phone: (407) 674-8319
Research Institution

The goal of this project is to develop an augmented reality application, ASSET-AR, that supports the delivery of the Cricothyroidotomy emergency procedure. Team Cole Engineering Services Inc. (CESI), which includes the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), leverages our combined experience in developing augmented reality applications and educating and training practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students using simulation-based technologies. In Phase I we have three main technical objectives: 1. Develop scene-registration technologies that utilizes novel markers to accurately map a human manikin. 2. Determine anatomical layers and required correlation between real and virtual worlds in order to deliver successful enhancement of Cricothyroidotomy teaching. 3. Develop an application that utilizes accurate scene registration combined with high resolution anatomical layers to support the Cricothyroidotomy emergency procedure. Accomplishing these tasks in Phase I of this SBIR effort paves the way for inclusion of AR based enhancements in support of Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) and Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) as well as numerous other medical and non-medical applications.

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