Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43AI046114-01
Amount: $153,055.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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4401 FREDRICH LN, STE 100, AUSTIN, TX, 78744
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Phone: (512) 442-8841
Research Institution
Not Available A terrorist incident involving chemical/biological (CB) weapons may occur as a local event with potentially profound national implications Such an incident may occur at a US military base, a US federal, state or local agency or a civilian entity. Regardless of where the incident has occurred, first responders must be able to provide critical resources within minutes to mitigate the effects of the incident. First responders may be civilian or military personnel. First responders need awareness training specific to CB hazards so that they can quickly recognize victim symptoms and other characteristics of such an incident which may distinguish them from other hazardous material incidents. In addition, first responders also need training on routes of exposure, means of protection, health effects, treatment and monitoring, decontamination methods, handling of mass casualties and triage. Saving lives Immediately after a CB incident requires quick and accurate action. Three dimensional (3D) virtual world technology can be used to train medical and support personnel in the set-up of the different CB response stations and areas (e.g., triage, decontamination and stabilization). Details of the Hot Zone, Warm Zone and Cold Zone could be shown in the safety of a 3D virtual world. Development and utilization of this type of system could be programmed with specific tests to ensure the user learns the key points. BENEFITS: Creation of a prototype CB incident response trainer si

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