STI-TP-1120-Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0197
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1069
Amount: $749,919.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-H14
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, -
DUNS: 028281020
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Bachelder
 Principal Research Engine
 (310) 679-2281
Business Contact
 Sanjeev Weerasuriya
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (310) 679-2281
Research Institution
Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) in Iraq and Afghanistan has often been conducted remotely from the point of injury (POI) due to vulnerability of ambulances to attack. To improve this situation, the Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) has recently been deployed. However, no HAGAs have been available for stateside training. To remedy this, STI proposes the Combat Medic Simulator (CMS), employing STI"s patented Fused RealityTM visual system. Three versions of the CMS are proposed. The baseline version, the PC CMS operated with a gamepad, will allow a trainee to explore the HAGA"s features. The Fused Reality Open Space CMS will allow the trainee to be immersed in a virtual combat environment with a virtual HAGA, manually interacting with the virtual casualty (VIRCAS) and a scripted casualty transport team - while observing his own person in real time. Finally, the Fused Reality HAGA Mockup CMS will include a physical mockup of the HAGA and all the features of the Open Space CMS. A highly realistic M16 weapon trainer will be integrated with both the Open Space CMS and the HAGA mockup CMS allowing the combat medic to fire back during Care under Fire.

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