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Inexpensive Haptics Based Simulation of Military Medicine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH21C0010
Agency Tracking Number: H2S-0010
Amount: $1,099,773.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-046
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-02-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-06-17
Small Business Information
6420 Congress Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487-2896
United States
DUNS: 157649471
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Levine
 (561) 988-0550
Business Contact
 Robert Levine
Phone: (561) 988-0550
Research Institution

ArchieMD is developing an advanced haptic training system to support military medical and weapons-based simulated training environments. Visual 3-D computer models will be integrated with a game engine and haptics to provide an immersive virtual reality training environment. ArchieMD has successfully established feasibility of approach by building out an immersive haptic intraosseous infusion training system for use in military medical training. For this second Phase II SBIR proposal, the haptic simulator platform will be expanded to provide additional training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care procedures such as needle chest decompression, which requires both tactile feedback and an understanding of underlying internal anatomy, as well as for less commonly taught, more advanced procedures such as fasciotomy, escharotomy, and lateral canthotomy and cantholysis. The resulting training modules will provide trainees with realistic and anatomically accurate tactile feedback, improving training value by building muscle memory and self-efficacy. Following further development, usability testing and preliminary evaluation of the haptics interface, trainees will perform a lower extremity fasciotomy on both a second-generation haptic interface and a cadaver, and their surgical technical performance will be evaluated.

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