Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$749,690.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0198
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1075
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-H14
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
075104708
Principal Investigator:
David Jones
Sr. Research Assoc. II
(407) 706-0977
david@designinteractive.net
Business Contact:
John Stanney
Sr. VP Finance
(407) 706-0977
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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