PerSim trains first responders using augmented reality simulation, for a more realistic and portable solution.
Team Members: John Quarles, Kevin King, Roland Paquette, Hector Caraballo, and Brian Dedmon
The PerSim team is composed of the founders of MedCognition, Inc. a recently formed (2016), pre-product startup company formed in San Antonio, Texas. Their mission is to make high fidelity simulation accessible throughout the chain off medical care. With their combined expertise and experience, and intention to commercialize this as a product, they feel they have a high potential of success.
Their team is made up of the following personnel.
The PerSim team provided a proposal based on the extension of their current functional prototype of PerSim to build upon its use for EMT training. Their system is an AR projection of a human being onto a mannequin torso that can run through animation sequences that would be found during certain situations or health conditions. The solution provides the ability to design custom scenarios based on a library of building blocks that could be expanded to further develop the animation/scenario library of the AR projected human, in addition to the development of side projections. These include belligerent patients, panicky bystanders, and cars speeding by, which are all significant dangers, distractions, and pressures commonly found in real scenes. There may be potential to use this solution beyond EMT training and could be expanded beyond the predefined scenarios developed by this team to custom scene creation.