USAARL Stress Inoculation Using Virtual Reality in Combat Medic Training

This contract is for the necessary equipment and support for the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab (USAARL) to conduct virtual reality–stress inoculation training (VR–SIT) data collection at Fort Rucker, Alabama. This is in direct support of a Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) funded program.

Initial VR–SIT training and data collection at Fort Rucker, Alabama began in April 2006. The equipment delivered supported that effort by enabling USAARL to embed the system components into the Battlefield Highly Immersive Virtual Environment (B-HIVE), validate the VR–SIT approach with an en route medical evacuation emphasis, establish baseline data for participants, and initiate longitudinal tracking.

The contract includes all necessary software development, hardware, delivery, integration, setup, and personnel training to support the USAARL SIT training program. This was delivered as a turnkey system, with minimal USAARL interface and input required.

The Aerospace Industries Association branch in San Diego included VRMC on its 2006 list of top new technology firms in the region.

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