Interactive Game-Based System for Psychological Health Education

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWG-09-C-0075
Agency Tracking Number: O083-H15-3034
Amount: $99,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-H15
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
SIMmersion LLC
9861 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 200, Columbia, MD, 21046
DUNS: 128822736
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dale Olsen
 President & CEO
 (443) 283-2504
 dale.olsen@simmersion.com
Business Contact
 Laura Boteler
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (443) 283-2560
Email: laura.boteler@simmersion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A significant number of Warriors are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Psychological Health (PH) problems that put Warriors at risk for substance abuse, marital and family problems, and even suicide. We propose to develop a prototype interactive simulation utilizing our cutting-edge technology that will reduce Warriors’ perceptions of stigma while also teaching them how to recognize PH problems and utilize existing military and civilian resources. The simulation will supplement current training and treatment efforts by giving Warriors the opportunity to practice conversing with peers about psychological health. SIMmersion’s simulation technology will immerse Users in a realistic interpersonal exchange while also providing a consistent approach that can be used in multiple training settings.

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