Scientists from Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, were invited to present recent efforts in healthcare support and training at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). This year’s event took place from January 16-20, 2016, in San Diego, CA. Dr. Peter Weyhrauch, Principal Scientist at Charles River, presented the Tourniquet Master Training (TMT) system, and Dr. James Niehaus, Senior Scientist, presented the Mobile, Virtual Enhancements for Rehabilitation (MOVER) system in the Government Agency Research in Progress Demonstration Corral.
Charles River is designing and demonstrating TMT to teach, assess, and provide refresher training on new battlefield tourniquet technology to aid warfighters in treating junctional hemorrhage injuries in areas including the abdomen, groin, and pelvis.
Dr. Weyhrauch demonstrates the TMT system at IMSH (left), and Dr. Niehaus presents the MOVER system (right)
With the MOVER system, Charles River is enhancing outpatient rehabilitation with engaging video games, a mobile app, sensors, and virtual coaches.
TMT and MOVER are two of Charles River’s efforts in healthcare support and training. Related efforts include:
- The Laparoscopic Surgery Training System, or LASTS, is a training system to aid military surgeons to refresh laparoscopic surgery (LS) skills.
- The Augmented Training by Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Load, or MEDIC, system automatically senses indicators of cognitive workload to augment performance observations.
- A mobile application called Remote Exercises for Learning Anger and Excitation Management, or RELAX, helps service members and veterans manage extreme anger, which is often associated with PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- The Assessment and Diagnosis of Vestibular Indicators of Soldier Operational Readiness system, called ADVISOR, is for in-theater vestibular function assessment.
- The Adaptable Toolkit for the Assessment and Augmentation of Performance by Teams in Real Time, known as ADAPTER, toolkit models individual and team cognitive state and recommends performance optimization strategies
- The Stand-Off Biometric Assay, or SOMBA, system unobtrusively measures physiological signals that can be translated into indicators for health, identification, and psychological state
Charles River has expanded its research and development focus in recent years to the field of healthcare support and training. In 2012, Charles River announced multiple contract awards, including two surgical training systems, a first-aid training framework, and artificial intelligent enhancements for recovering amputees. Read more about these related efforts.