Integrated Lower Extremity Trauma Simulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,954.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-06-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-172-2022
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-172
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
SIMULUTION, INC.
16173 Main Avenue, Prior Lake, MN, 55372
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141582333
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Anderson
Principal Scientist
(952) 447-1954
banderson@simulution.com
Business Contact:
John Cook
President
(952) 447-1954
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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