Medical Training

Bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world experiences

Bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world experiences

Charles River Analytics offers virtual training applications to develop medical skills, systems that measure trainee performance within training systems, as well as research and enabling tech that can support and enhance any training program.

Our immersive applications place trainees in gamified environments that realistically simulate real-world experiences, reducing the cost of training equipment, development, and maintenance.

Our tools measure physiological signals and cognitive workload to dynamically adapt the curriculum to each trainee.

Our Approach

Listen to Dr. James Niehaus, Principal Scientist, explain our unique approach to adaptive intelligent training.

Adaptive intelligent training optimizes the learning process by customizing content to the unique needs of the trainee. With our AI algorithms, training evolves to be more efficient over time, reducing costs and improving skill levels across your organization. Our training platforms empower the individual and the organization to deliver peak performance.

Skills Training

Our skills training applications immerse trainees in realistic 3D gamified environments developed in the latest game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine) with or without virtual and augmented reality interactions. Our programs can target specific skills, such as tourniquet application, to more general skills, such as trauma injury diagnosis and treatment.


Comprehensive virtual training system for mass casualty response, far forward medical care, incident command, and scene management

MSTAT (now part of EFECTIVE Mobile)

Individualized, mobile-based training for first responders to practice trauma treatment skills on virtual patients


Affordable, VR-based biosafety and biosecurity training for public health professionals


Virtual, adaptive, intelligent tutoring system to improve the quality and efficiency of military medical skill training


AR-based training system to improve the realism, quality, and accuracy of Tactical Combat Casualty Care training


Scenario-based practice for hemorrhage-control techniques

Training Optimization

Our tools measure physiological signals and cognitive workload to dynamically adapt the curriculum to meet each trainee’s needs, letting them hone the skills they need most.


System designed to augment performance observations and assist trainers by sensing indicators of cognitive workload in trainees


Training system to refresh laparoscopic surgical skills


Non-contact system that unobtrusively measures physiological signals to use for health and psychological state assessment


Training tool to improve battlefield first-aid skills

Enabling Technology

Our enabling tech lets us quickly customize whole training solutions. From a virtual SDK for immersive skill training; to portable sensors that non-invasively track cognitive states throughout training; to a hardware and software suite for rapid prototyping of apps that collect and reason about physiological, neurological, and behavioral states.


Flexible software development kit for ecologically valid AR/VR training


Platform that supports the rapid prototyping of solutions that measure and track physiological, neurological, and behavioral states

fNIRS Cognitive Sensors

Miniaturized, portable fNIRS sensors to wirelessly track cognitive state by measuring visible and infrared light reflectance in cortical tissue

Our suite of adaptive
intelligent training solutions

KWYN technologies put AI into your training program to accelerate skills acquisition and retention. 

News from Charles River

VR Simulation from Charles River Analytics Helps Smokers Quit
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Scientists Studying How to Use Virtual Reality to Train Responders for Post-Pandemic Disasters
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Charles River Analytics Develops AR/VR Architecture that Supports Training Thousands of Soldiers
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Performance Assessment in a Virtual Simulation for Integrated Austere Medical Operations Training
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Designing Serious Games to Train Medical Team Skills
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Evaluation of a New Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Sensor, the fNIRS Explorer™, and Software to Assess Cognitive Workload During Ecologically Valid Tasks
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Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium

Mobile System for Trauma Assessment Training (MSTAT)


Open-Source VIRTUOSO SDK for Unreal Engine – a Standard Framework for XR Development

Business Wire

Charles River Analytics Launches an Open-Source SDK that Solves Key XR Challenges


Peter Weyhrauch
Vice President,

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James Niehaus

James Niehaus
Principal Scientist,
Division Director

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Benjamin Bauchwitz

Michael Makivic
Software Engineer

Alex Gee
Principal Software Engineer

Our passion for science and engineering drives us to find impactful, actionable solutions.