SCENARIO-BASED VIRTUAL HAZARDOUS AWARENESS TRAINING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$199,213.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1R43ES012137-01
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
ES012137
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Y-STRESS, INC.
Y-STRESS, INC., 7077 BEAVER CT, TOBYHANNA, PA, 18466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 MICHAEL GLASSIC
 (570) 894-2371
 MGLASSIC@Y-STRESS.COM
Business Contact
 NOREEN GORKA
Phone: (570) 894-2371
Email: NGORKA@Y-STRESS.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Y-Stress will create an online Hazardous Waste Refresher Course and develop an e-learning porta and open source content library to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration among safety professionals. It will utilize Flash and Shockwave technology to incorporate text, audio, graphics, video, 3-D animation and Virtual Reality to optimally deliver effective knowledge and skills-based training scenarios to trainees on demand. Streaming technologies are the new standard for delivering high-quality, high-interactivity, low-bandwidth web content across all browsers and platforms to engage users with a rich web experience. All web-based learning content will meet Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) specifications so it can be shared across multiple environments and products. In addition, storing course content as small learning objects will allow content to stream over low bandwidth connections and reduce development time and resources needed for future courses using similar content. This technology will provide trainees with realistic, interactive scenarios to refresh a range of skills, from inspecting a respirator to making command decisions during a simulated emergency response. This approach will significantly increase the quality of online training for courses that teach knowledge and skills that can have serious and significant consequences when mastery is not attained.

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