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Principled Design of an Augmented Reality Trainer for Medics

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[STTR Report, Final Report]

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Unveil LLC

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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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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[A, Approved For Public Release]