U.S. Army Research, Development, And Engineering Command (RDECOM), Independent Test And Evaluation Of The Stand Alone Patient Simulator (SAPS), Under The DoD Challenge Program
ARMY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Medical Modeling and Simulation represents a relatively new venue for the Modeling and Simulation MS community. While several studies have been conducted for training efficacy as a measure of effectiveness, no consensus has been reached as to the appropriate methodologies to provide test and evaluation strategies for verification, validation, and accreditation. The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM developed a new technology for medical simulation called the Stand Alone Patient Simulator SAPS. This development represents disruptive technology that, once fielded, will significantly increase combat medical readiness. The SAPS has qualified for accelerated fielding under the DoD Challenge Program. Consequently, RDECOM has contracted to conduct an independent test and evaluation at joint selected military locations under that program. The effort will be a precedent setting event for the world of medical modeling and simulation. This test will represent the first time a mannequin based patient simulator has gone through the Verification, Validation, and Accreditation V,VA process. It will also represent the full application of the system engineering process to a test and evaluation construct.
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