Augmented Reality Triage Aid for Medics: Visualization of Trauma and Decision Support for Combat Casualty Care

Augmented Reality Triage Aid for Medics: Visualization of Trauma and Decision Support for Combat Casualty Care

Augmntr, Inc. is proud to be a key subcontractor for the project “Augmented Reality Triage Aid for Medics: Visualization of Trauma and Decision Support for Combat Casualty Care” that is funded under the Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research by the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) in an award to Xianlian (Alex) Zhou Ph.D., Principal Investigator ,of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). 

To Augmntr Inc., the project funding represents a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.  This further advances Augmntr Inc work completed in Phases I and II for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) SBIR 191-001 “Augmented Reality Surgical Visualization Tool for Combat Casualty Care,” authored and overseen by Gary P. Zientara, Ph.D. of the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM). 

USARIEM and Augmntr have partnered with NJIT to enhance Augmntr Inc.’s Phase II product of the SBIR, the Augmented Reality-based triage tool, to take advantage of the technical capabilities of the US Army IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System) goggles to benefit combat casualty care at the point of injury.

This program’s research specifically addresses the USAMRDC BAA Medical Research focus areas of combat casualty care (CCC) research with the aim to develop decision support systems for triage and management of severely injured Warfighters. This includes management and monitoring of multi-casualty events when delayed evacuation exceeds available capability and/or capacity, in order to extend or enhance Medic capabilities, a predicted need on the multi-domain operations (MDO) battlefield. 

The USAMRDC mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the public at large. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. Extramural research and development programs play a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the USAMRDC. Research and development funded through this BAA are intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge. 

Announcement Link: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297726