Integrated Lower Extremity Trauma Simulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-06-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: A052-172-2022
Amount: $69,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-172
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
SIMULUTION, INC.
16173 Main Avenue, Prior Lake, MN, 55372
DUNS: 141582333
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Anderson
 Principal Scientist
 (952) 447-1954
 banderson@simulution.com
Business Contact
 John Cook
Title: President
Phone: (952) 447-1954
Email: jcook@simulution.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Simulution Inc. proposes to work with Melerit Medical AB of Sweden to expand the capabilities of TraumaVision, our fractured femur simulator, to include simulation training in the diagnosis and care of lower extremity compartment syndrome. Our goal is to develop TraumaVision into an integrated lower extremity trauma simulator that allows training in realistic scenarios where compartment syndrome is coupled with other traumatic injuries. In this Phase I Program we will demonstrate the feasibility of expanding this simulator. The expanded TraumaVision simulator will be a part-task trainer that integrates physical models and virtual reality (VR) technology. The physical model will allow the trainee to palpate the leg, bend the toe and ankle joints, and check pulses to diagnose compartment syndrome without VR headsets and data gloves. The VR simulation will allow the user to make incisions, insert catheters to measure compartment pressures, and perform fasciotomies. The simulator will also integrate new technologies for treating compartment syndrome that can alleviate the need for fasciotomy. A validation assessment of the Phase I additions to TraumaVision will be completed. A didactic educational curriculum will also be outlined.

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