SBIR Phase I: A 3D Interactive Virtual Patient Platform for Nursing Education

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0839493
Award Id:
90934
Agency Tracking Number:
0839493
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3600 FAU Blvd., Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157649471
Principal Investigator:
RobertLevine
MD
(561) 391-4448
rlevine@archiemd.com
Business Contact:
RobertLevine
MD
(561) 391-4448
rlevine@archiemd.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I Project combines web-deliverable, 3-D computer graphics and gaming technology to provide a non-linear, immersive learning environment for nursing education. The outcome of the project is a toolkit which will center on an automated virtual patient capable of providing case-based, non-linear, clinical training scenarios that incorporate the full range of nursing skills. The proposed environment will integrate the virtual patient with physiologically accurate visualizations and an automated feedback module to provide a comprehensive learning environment. Modern computer-simulations present a unique ability to present medical/scientific information in an easy to understand manner. Technology advances in computer graphics present opportunities to present higher quality visual models in an interactive fashion that can convey the scientific process in a way which makes learning interesting and interesting for the students while capturing their enthusiasm for nursing. This project will impact nursing education by ncreasing learning opportunities students in this field. This technology may play a critical role in mitigating the well documented future nursing shortage, by providing high quality virtual nursing educational experiences, without increasing the number of nurse educators.

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