Charleston, SC – In partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is pleased to announce that Information Visualization and Innovation Research, Inc. (IVIR), of Sarasota, Florida, and SimQuest International, LLC, of Annapolis, Maryland, have been awarded funds to develop operational architectures supporting military medical training simulations. Architectures created through these research projects will become part of the Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS) systems.
MTEC awarded project funding in the amount of $1,975,737 to IVIR and $1,997,385 to SimQuest. Research by both companies will focus on developing architectural models to guide the construction of integrated simulation and training modules for the JETS systems.
The Department of Defense (DoD) will use the architectures created for the JETS systems by IVIR and SimQuest as part of a DoD Global/Joint Patient Movement (GPM/JPM) instructional platform. Construction of such integrated training simulations is the first part of a broader effort to create a standardized, interoperable method of medical response training across the Services.
Lester Martinez, MD, MPH, Major General (Retired), U.S. Army, President and Chairman of MTEC Board congratulated IVIR and SimQuest on the award. “Research by IVIR and SimQuest will help to create uniform medical response training that improves the care our Warfighters receive. MTEC is pleased to be a part of their efforts to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of military medical service,” Martinez stated.