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A Modular Set of Mixed Reality Simulators for "Blind" and Guided Procedures

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2015,31 Jul 2016

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University of Florida Gainesville United States

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Development of the Regional Anesthesia RA and Central Venous Access CVA mixed reality simulators is ahead of schedule. In their current state, the RA and CVA simulators are ready to be delivered to DoD, both exceeding original specifications. A completed study of the CVA simulator indicated a need for instruction while using the simulator and a curriculum. A manuscript is being finalized for submission to Anesthesia and Analgesia as a peer-reviewed publication. RA and CVA simulators were evaluated at USN MC, Walter Reed, BAMC, Wilford Hall, VA SimLearn. About 780 persons used the simulators. Accomplishments beyond the original deliverables include a design, implementation and ongoing evaluation IRB- and HRPO-approved learning outcome study of an integrated tutor IT for the RA simulator, b an IT editor developed to facilitate creation by non-technical educators of ITs for the set of modular simulators, c a curriculum for self-study and self-debriefing in austere environments, also suitable for civilian use, d output from the set of modular simulators has been made SCORMxAPI-compliant to facilitate eventual integration with learning management systems and e SMARTS System of Modular Augmented Reality Tracked Simulators rapid simulator development platform with software plug-ins, interoperable tracked tools and modular stand.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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