Prevention of Laparoscopic Sugical Skill Attrition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,931.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0151
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-094-1218
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-094
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AnthroTronix, Inc.
8737 Colesville Rd, L203, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128374548
Principal Investigator:
Corinna Lathan
Board Chair and CEO
(301) 495-0770
clathan@atinc.com
Business Contact:
Carl Pompei
Executive Vice President
(301) 495-0770
cpompei@atinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Clear needs exists for a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition and decay, objective metrics with which to assess these skills over time, and simulation-based training that supports rapid acquisition, longitudinal retention, and targeted retraining for sustainment of these critical and perishable skills. The proposed SBIR effort seeks to develop and validate a skill acquisition/decay model, novel objective metrics, and simulation-based training strategies for the prevention of laparoscopic surgical skills attrition. Objective metrics assessed will include advanced simulator-based metrics and metrics derived from instrument tracking, motion tracking, and vision tracking technologies, as well as advanced cognitive assessment technologies capable of assessing learning and cognitive workload. The ultimate goal of this effort is to integrate the resulting system within standardized military medical training curricula for enhanced training and sustainment of these critical skills.

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