Integrating Sensor Technology into Synthetic Anatomical Training Models For Objective User's Performance Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: H122-002-0301
Amount: $149,426.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP12-002
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
75 Greenhaven Drive, Elkton, MD, -
DUNS: 827977435
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Buckman
 (215) 557-8876
Business Contact
 Robert Buckman
Title: President
Phone: (215) 557-8876
Research Institution
There is a need to accelerate the integration of advanced sensor technology into synthetic mannequins in order to facilitate objective measurement of user metrics during training and education activities. Although synthetic mannequins have become a common tool for medical training and education, until recently there have not been any artificial mannequins of sufficient anatomic or surgical fidelity for the performance of major operations. Operative Experience, Inc. has developed models and training modules to support the rapid training of combat medics and surgeons in approximately 20 critical trauma skills. These models will be enhanced through the incorporation of sensors to monitor, measure, and grade the performance medical trainees including trauma surgeons and combat medics as they undergo training. The phase I effort will consist of proof of concept demonstration by incorporating sensors in models for training in the diagnosis and treatment of tension pneumothorax and four compartment fasciotomy of the leg for compartment syndrome.

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