Multiplayer Online Simulation Environment for Training Trauma Teams

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: O083-H11-3063
Amount: $99,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-H11
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
3600 FAU BLVD STE 201, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
DUNS: 157649471
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kraig Mentor
 Seniror Engineer
 (561) 391-4448
 kraig@archiemd.com
Business Contact
 Robert Levine
Title: President
Phone: (561) 391-4448
Email: rlevine@archiemd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Medical professionals have limited opportunity to gain relevant experience in surgical treatment of battlefield injuries. Battlefield injuries are unique in their complexity and severity; similar cases are only rarely seen in the civilian sector. This poses a fundamental readiness issue for Army, Air Force, and Navy medical personnel. With limited opportunities to develop hands-on experience prior to deployment, an alternate training paradigm is required. ArchieMD, Inc. proposes to develop a 3d multiplayer online simulation environment for training trauma teams. The proposed environment will enable a separate first-person point-of-view for each member of the trauma team. Trainees will communicate via voice chat during the simulation, and sessions will be recorded for after action reviews. The proposed system will be SCORM compliant, web-deliverable, application that enable trauma teams to train on-demand regardless of duty location. The training will be aligned with scenarios used on patient simulators. This will enable extensive practice in an online environment to perfect cognitive skill and team interaction, followed by more limited training on a patient simulator to master psychomotor skills.

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