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US Army ready to adopt AR for medic training

23rd April 2021 - 11:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


The US Army is working with MedCognition Inc to develop PerSim. (Photo: DVIDS)

The US Army is investing in VR/AR/MR to improve the training that is on offer for its combat medics.

Following the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Army was quick to adopt a high-tech solution to training its combat medics through the use of mannequins that partially portrayed the physiological and psychological attributes of an actual human.

The US Army Medical Research and Development Command’s Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program (MSISRP) is now working with industry to enhance this approach through augmented reality (AR).

On 6 April, a live demonstration of the new PerSim AR device was given to MSISRP staff by MedCognition Inc, the developer of the training system.

According to US federal government researchers …

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