Accession Number : AD1050063

Title :   Principled Design of an Augmented Reality Trainer for Medics

Descriptive Note : STTR Report,15 Sep 2017,15 Mar 2018

Corporate Author : Unveil LLC Cancinnati United States

Personal Author(s) : Militello , Laura G ; Patterson,Emily S ; Sushereba,Christen E ; Wolf,Steve P

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Report Date : 13 Apr 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The purpose of this Phase I STTR was to design an augmented reality (AR) training system to improve tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) training. The Macrocognitive AR Trainer (MART) developed in this Phase I project will be used to test AR-based adaptive training components, to improve and refine TCCC training, and to develop a principled approach to designing AR training. During this Phase I, we met each of our objectives: generated solutions for matching AR content to a physical manikin in a way that the virtual content moves with the physical manikin; developed a MART prototype; created two TCCC training scenarios (tension pneumothorax and airway obstruction); and designed an evaluation plan to investigate the effects of AR on training. Major findings of this effort include the acceptable feasibility of our approach and technology, including a defined commercialization path. The operational MART prototype received positive early feedback from potential military and civilian customers.

Descriptors :   augmented reality , Combat Casualty Care , military Training , paramedics , prototypes , military medicine , feasibility studies , scenarios , models , curriculum

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE