Similar to flight simulators that airplane pilots use to train on and gain experience for a variety of dangerous scenarios, the Trauma Simulator is a free-play, virtual reality training platform capable of training medical personnel through dynamic and physiologically accurate patient injury simulations, and in doing so, provides for increased experience, practice, feedback, and critical decision training.
Exonicus and the Madigan Army Medical Center’s Research Department initiated a project three years ago to create the First trauma simulator. University of Washington School of Medicine and Rigas Stradins University physicians were instrumental in developing the product. Exonicus has grown since then and our team contains of emergency physicians, health technology experts, and developers from both Europe and the U.S.
Trauma Simulator has been presented at the Special Operations Medical Scientific Assembly (2019), Military Health Science Research Symposium (2019), American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly
(2019), Joint Services Symposium Emergency Medicine (2019), DHA Strategic Simulation Summit (2019) and at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (2020).
CPT Kyle Couperus, BSN, MD Research Director at the Madigan Army Medical Center
We are incredibly happy with what we have achieved with TATRCs backing, our team’s hard work, and the vendor's support. We feel this shows how autonomous virtual reality simulation presents an achievable solution that can improve military medical training and readiness.
Martins Paskevics, Undersecretary of State for Logistics, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia sees tangible value in developing a VR training simulator for use in medical training by offering innovative and interdisciplinary educational tools. Moreover, developing interoperability ensures the longevity of the system in the long term by enabling new capabilities and being able to build upon the existing platform. This would significantly broaden the appeal and applicability of the entire system.
Jan Stejskal Senior Expert Strategy and Concept Development Defence Policy and Strategy Division Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
After having been exposed to the main features of your virtual reality simulator I see its great
potential in bringing new quality and a wide array of various situations, sometimes rarely
available in real life, into the medical emergency treatment training. Saving scarce resources
is, of course, a very important aspect of your approach.