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Inexpensive Haptic Devices and 3D Medical Game for the Interosseous Infusion Procedure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-C-6872
Agency Tracking Number: F161-046-1978
Amount: $727,313.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-046
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-28
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Levine
 (561) 988-0550
Business Contact
 Robert Levine
Phone: (561) 988-0550
Research Institution

The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the difficulties of establishing intravenous access for resuscitation of critically injured casualties.While medics experience training to handle these situations, the inability to provide them with meaningful battlefield exercises has been shown to pose a fundamental readiness issue for these personnel.ArchieMD proposes the use of haptics to provide a new modality in simulation training. Haptics can significantly enhance training results as they are able to provide force feedback that simulates the physical substrate, combined with computer generated imagery that has the capability to simulate both internal and external anatomy.During this Phase II project, ArchieMD will advance the haptic intraosseous infusion trainer developed in Phase I for use by the United States Air Force in military medical training.This effort will expand the intraosseous infusion to include automatic intraosseous devices that have become preferred (the BIG Bone Injection Gun, the NIO New Intra Osseous device, and the EZ-IO device).Additionally, a full suite of instructional material suitable for haptic training for each device will be developed.An evaluation of the usability and feasibility will be conducted by the University of Miamis Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

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