The vision of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) is to revolutionize United States Army training by merging live, virtual, constructive (LVC) and gaming platforms into an interoperable training experience that provides real-life immersion for combat training. Modular Medical Environment serves as a testbed for integration of combat medicine training solutions and platforms, focusing on existing and emerging technology trends.
- Task 1: Assemble the Test Bed
- Task 2: Define Requirements and Establish Test Plans
- Task 3: Conduct Rapid Testing
- Task 4: Report Out on Test Data
- Task 5: Continually Research, Develop, and Evaluate Technology
- Task 6: Leverage Recent Affiliated Research Products as Use Case for Extensive Evaluation
- Task 7: Analyze and Summarize Findings for Applied Research Considerations
Future work is planned to decrease the haptic technology “footprint,” simulate additional textures, and investigate both user acceptance and learning transfer.
Here are several examples of testing conducted to date:
- Publishing Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation (TC3Sim) on iOS and Android available on www.tc3sim.com
- Scaling TC3Sim to multiplayer
- TC3Sim training effectiveness evaluation study at Joint Base San Antonio – Camp Bullis during the 68W Advanced Individual Training (AIT) culminating Field Training Exercise (FTX)
- Exploration of the capabilities of SenseGlove haptic gloves for Care Under Fire Training (CUF)
- Research on available haptic, XR, and physiology engine technologies and their applicability to TC3 and CUF Training
- Integration of Smart Surrogate Tourniquet with camera-based performance capture technology system for real-time performance capture of tourniquet application tasks