Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0198
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1075
Amount: $749,690.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD09-H14
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, -
Duns: 075104708
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Jones
 Sr. Research Assoc. II
 (407) 706-0977
 david@designinteractive.net
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: Sr. VP Finance
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Email: john@designinteractive.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As the Army moves forward with the integration of the MRAP Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) as a ground platform for extraction, there is a critical need to train medics on how to take advantage of the capabilities of the new platform (e.g. access to additional tools and storage space) and develop coping mechanisms for obstacles associated with performing tasks within the vehicle (e.g. space/movement restrictions). The proposed Medic Vehicle Environment/ Task Training (M-VETT) suite aims to meet these goals through the use of a set of training platforms that include computer-based, handheld mobile applications, and a mixed reality training system. By integrating scenario-based training on each of the platforms, a training progression can be created that allows trainees to build a basic understanding and knowledge of the capabilities and format of the HAGA, kinesthetic memory of the locations of equipment onboard the vehicle, and finally an ability to effectively apply this knowledge in an environment that simulates the restrictions created by the HAGA interior. Based on task and training needs analyses that were carried out in Phase I, the proposed effort will develop this suite of training systems targeted at addressing the critical training needs of HAGA operators.

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