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Handheld Intelligent Tutors Personalized for Individual Training (HITPOINT)
Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, -
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
AbstractTraining first responders to efficiently select and effectively carry out emergency medical procedures in dynamic, highly stressful, and novel environments remains a challenge. Many traditional training techniques focus on frequent repetition and memorization of basic lifesaving tasks. However, responders need an expert knowledge of the underlying anatomy and reasoning behind those tasks to effectively adapt them to novel situations. Training this expertise varies greatly across responders, who come to the training with unique skill sets, training needs, and aptitudes. We propose to design and demonstrate games that teach first responder skills and reinforce generalizable physiology principles through Handheld Intelligent Tutors Personalized for Individual Training (HITPOINT). HITPOINT will help responders simultaneously learn critical first-aid skills and understand the underlying principles of physiology by combining engaging gameplay, tailored performance feedback and guidance, and underlying STEM-based training methods. Through a unique blend of an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) and a realistic simulation of physiological systems, trainees will be able to go beyond rote learning of lists of rules and actively explore the realistic reaction of those systems to various lifesaving approaches. Combined, these methods will identify and address trainees"unique pedagogical needs while providing the fundamental understanding necessary to face novel lifesaving situations.
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