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Medical First Responder Training using a Mixed Reality Approach featuring haptic feedback for enhanced realism

Objective

Mass-casualty incidents with injured persons caused by human-made or by natural disasters are increasing globally. In such situations, medical first responders (MFR) need to perform basic life support and first aid to help stabilize victims until arrival of further support. Proper evaluation of situations, checking and monitoring the vital states, and choosing the most appropriate strategy for proceeding with treatments are challenges. However, current training abilities for such scenarios are limited.
The MED1stMR consortium has identified Mixed Reality (MR) training as opportunity to better train and prepare MFRs for disasters. Thus, MED1stMR will develop a new generation of MR training providing haptic feedback through the integration of high-fidelity patient simulation manikins into MR. Thereby, MED1stMR offers a much richer sensory experience bringing MR training closer to reality. To enhance the effectiveness of MR training a physiological signal and trainee behavior feedback loop will be integrated for scenario control. In this respect, wearable technologies with body sensors will be developed allowing to monitor states and behaviour of MFR during training. Together with a model for effective performance in medical emergencies (EPME) this data will enable adapting training to trainee needs, manually or by artificial intelligence driven smart scenarios. Partnering MFR will be included in the project developments by an Agile End User Centred Research Methodology.
To this end, MED1stMR will pursue the following pioneering objectives: a) Developing a pioneering MR training approach for enhanced realism, b) Developing effective training scenarios and a training curriculum through user-centred design with cross-sectoral MFR, c) Realisation of a physiological signal and trainee behaviour feedback loop and EPME model for smart scenario control thereby enhancing effectiveness of MR training and d) To position the pioneering MR training approach across Europe

Call for proposal

H2020-SU-SEC-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 908 418,75

Participants (18)

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 751 875
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 529 375
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 436 125
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 137 758,75
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REFENSE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 000 758,75
Address
Kantonsstrasse 25
8807 Freienbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLUX - WIRELESS BIOSIGNALS S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 470 000
Address
Zona Industrial Das Corredouras, Lote 14 1 Andar
2630 369 Arruda Dos Vinhos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
D2D HOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 458 750
Address
Hazenkamp 50
6836 BA Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Calle Early Ovington 24-8
41300 La Rinconada Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
USECON THE USABILITY CONSULTANTS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 354 375
Address
Gaisbergstrasse 34
5310 Tiefgraben-mondsee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINDCONSOLE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 298 125
Address
Wielandgasse 56
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIMCAMPUS ZENTRUM FUR NOTFALL KRISEN UND KATASTROPHENSIMULATION UND KATASTROPHENDIPLOMATIE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Radmeister Str 7 9
8790 Eisenerz
Activity type
Other
ELLINIKI OMADA DIASOSIS SOMATEIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 307 625
Address
Emm Papa 5
54 248 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHANNITER OSTERREICH AUSBILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 295 750
Address
Ignaz Kock Strasse 22
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 125
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 625
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGION JAMTLAND HARJEDALEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 305 625
Address
Kyrkgatan 12
831 27 Ostersund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JOHANNITER INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 250
Address
Jozef Ii Straat 166
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
AUTONOOM PROVINCIEBEDRIJF CAMPUS VESTA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 102,50
Address
Oostmalsesteenweg 75
2520 Emblem Ranst
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)