Ms. Strayhorn participates in Florida Simulation Summit on 26 September in Orlando, FL. This meeting for area through leaders focused on the use of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in simulation.
IVIR Inc. has been awarded Phase III of the “Prototype of Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS) System” program. The Phase III effort will focus on the validation of the architectural design that was created during Phase II. Expansion of the design and development of an operational trial for the Medical Modeling and Simulation Federation Object Model (MMS FOM), as a component of a JETS/POINTS system of system, using commercial off the shelf (COTS) and Government-furnished equipment (GFE) components. IVIR will also create and initiate a propagation and advocacy plan for the Medical Simulation Enterprise (MSE), and develop a Return on Investment (ROI) model of the MSE.
Catherine Strayhorn, the IVIR Inc. President and CEO said, “The ultimate goal of this program is to enable DoD medical simulations, combat simulations and learning management systems to be able to network and interact with other current, off the shelf technology that is flexible enough to be adaptable to future innovations. The value of this type of integrated training ecosystem has proven itself in tactical and strategic combat simulation, and we expect that the DoD will be able to achieve the same results in warrior care.”
IVIR Inc. conducted a demonstration at Fort Detrick, MD to the Joint Program Committee-1 (JPC-1) of the Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS)/Point of Injury Training System (POINTS) architecture and standardized Federation Object Model (FOM). The FOM, which worked within a High-Level Architecture (HLA) instantiation, demonstrated the feasibility of a standard communication protocol among medical simulations using multiple modalities.
IVIR Inc. welcomes David J. Litteral, CSM, U.S. Army (Retired) as a Principal Investigator (PI). Dave brings more than three decades of service in the US Army as a Combat Medic to our team. Dave has 32 years of service in the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD), throughout his career he performed a variety of teaching duties to include PI of Flight Medic XXI and an initiator of the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) program. Dave will be instrumental in IVIR’s current and future programs as we advance medical education through the use of modeling and simulation.
Dave has a Master of Arts in Military History, and is a PhD (Psychology) Candidate planning to defend this Fall. He has additional background in educational analysis, EMT-Paramedic, veteran affairs, military operational experience in Korea, Germany, Honduras, and Iraq. Dave is a graduate of the Colorado Emergency Managers’ Academy and had experience conducting county-wide pandemic response training.
IVIR’s current and future programs will benefit from Dave’s expertise as we advance medical education through the use of modeling and simulation.
Married to Charlene for nearly 40 years, two of their three children have followed Dave’s calling to serve in the military.
IVIR Inc. attended the ITEC Conference in Stockholm Sweden, where Erin Honold, IVIR Sr. Engineer, participated in a session on a paper she co-authored, “A Standardized and Modular Object Model for Medical Modeling and Simulation for Distributed Training.” The paper describes the results of a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored study to apply modeling and simulation [...]
IVIR Inc. attended the IMSH Conference in San Antonio. The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. Mrs. Strayhorn has been selected to the Board of Directors and is also the Chair for the Corporate Roundtable for the Society for Simulation and Healthcare (SSH).
IVIR Inc. welcomes William Lewandowski, II as Chief Technology Officer. Bill has worked for the last 21 years in the software engineering arena. A majority of that time (14 years) was focused on modeling and simulation in Aviation and DoD as a senior developer or chief architect. Bill will play a major role to execute IVIR’s strategy for technology research and software architecture.