October 5, 2020

MTEC Awardee Advances Medical Simulation

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) is advancing medical simulation using AUGMED, an augmented reality medical training tool developed by Design Interactive, Inc. an MTEC awardee on behalf of MRDC. In September, 12 soldiers and Army reservists participated in a U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course to help prepare soldiers for the application of lifesaving interventions in stressful situations.  The MTEC award to Design Interactive, Inc. in 2018, was part of its first Multi-Topic Request for Project Proposals.

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A pair of Army Soldiers use the tablet version of the AUGMED virtual reality training tool during an ALS course at Fort Indiantown Gap on September 22. (Photo Credit: Dr. Cali Fidopiastis, Design Interactive, Inc.)

Screenshot example of the "virtual reality overlay" technique used in an AUGMED training module. Here, virtual tools are present in the user's real-world experience. (Image Credit: Design Interactive, Inc.)