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Advanced Modular Manikin

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Technical Report,05 Sep 2014,25 Feb 2020

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University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States

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The goal of this project is to design and test an open-standard interoperable, modular healthcare simulation platform. The AMM team has built a core simulation platform designed for the easy integration of peripheral physical and digital simulation systems that communicate seamlessly despite being created by independent entities. These modules publish and subscribe through the platform and share a common patient state. The shared physiology engine also has the capability of being modular. In order to demonstrate AMM s capabilities, we provide a full body demonstration system with physical and digital modules and an open source physiology engine BioGears. The demo AMM represents a spectrum of human conditions relevant for all Roles and a variety of training backgrounds of military medical and trauma care. AMM deliverables include central computing capabilities, a digital male and female anthropomorphic dataset, data libraries that allow AMM compatible vendors to publish and subscribe data elements, and technological standards. We provide the specifications for a tool-less, unified connector providing data, power, air and fluid. AMM has been designed, prototyped, lab-tested and field-tested in the Demo unit for connection of modules to other modules. In an American College of Surgeons study of military providers in a military training center, the system was easy to use and demonstrated superiority over individual modules in a multi-ROLE,multi provider trauma scenario and especially showed enhanced training and assessment capabilities for interprofessional trauma teams.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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