SimX has been awarded an R&D contract by the US Air Force to develop virtual reality training simulations that will help prepare rescuers, rescuers and veterinarians to care for injured dogs.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SimX, Inc.’s Virtual Advancement of Learning for Operational Readiness (VALOR) program has been awarded an R&D contract by the US Air Force to develop a new virtual reality medical simulation training capability focused on emergency pre-hospital canine care. This new program aims to help train elite DOD medical personnel on the latest standards of canine prehospital care.
The program will initially focus on adapting SimX’s existing Virtual Reality Medical Simulation System (VRMSS) to include dog-specific components as well as unique medical scenarios depicted by the existing canine emergency program. These will be developed in conjunction with and tested by pararescuemen, rescue officers and veterinarians from the USAF 24th Special Operations Wing.
“The vision of the VALOR program is to adapt VR medical simulation training to enable high-quality, reproducible, and accessible clinical training for any scenario,” said Karthik V Sarma, PhD, VALOR Principal Investigator and CTO by SimX. “We are honored to have the opportunity to adapt the VRMSS to ensure that our nation’s veterinarians and emergency medical services personnel are prepared to provide canine companions with the highest level of care.”
The program’s goal is to develop a new virtual reality training capability that will enable faster, more frequent, and more cost-effective simulation training for canine emergency care, enabling better medical outcomes for injured dogs. The capabilities developed will also be made available for commercial use. Initial planned capabilities cover the spectrum of circulatory, respiratory and field surgeries with a planned program including scenarios such as acute head trauma and gastric dilatation – volvulus.
“The impact of this project on the mission will be to increase the overall medical capacity for canine emergency care. These capabilities are critical to ensuring the highest level of medical care provided by our forces,” the Colonel said. John R. DorschDO, USAF (retired), former USAF
Pararescue Medical Director and Wing Surgeon of the 24th Special Operations Wing.
SimX has created an industry leader virtual reality medical simulation platform (http://simxvr.com/) which is used worldwide and by top institutions including Mayo Clinic, Stanford, North West, University of Pennsylvania, the US Air Force and many more. It allows trainees to work together in multiplayer virtual reality instances, either together in the same space or from the safety of their own home. SimX has developed a unique system that allows for a “holodeck-like” experience without drop-down menus or virtual selections. You talk and interact with virtual patients the same way you would in real life. SimX’s scalable scenario system enables rapid development of new training materials and cases, and instant deployment to all learners. Learn more about the SimX system at http://simxvr.com/
AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the small business innovation search process with the goal of accelerating the experience, broadening the pool of potential candidates, and reducing bureaucratic overhead. Beginning with SBIR 18.2, and now in 21.1, the Air Force began offering the SBIR/STTR “The Open Topic” program which is faster, lighter, and open to a wider range of innovation.
View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-air-force-awards-simx-contract-to-adapt-vr-medical-simulation-training-for-emergency -canine-veterinary-care-301682364.html
#Air #Force #awards #contract #SimX #adapt #medical #simulation #training #emergency #canine #veterinary #care