Accession Number : ADA331045

Title :   Operating Environment of the Future.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Sep 95-20 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP PICO RIVERA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hanson, Matthew E.

PDF Url : ADA331045

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The report documents the progress achieved on the "Operating Environment of the Future" (OEF) project from initial award in October 1995 through December 1996. The purpose of the project is to develop the next-generation, multi-platform tri-service integrated medical environment. The scope of the project encompassed three systems: the Intuitive Display and Command System (IDACS), the Smart Surgical System (SSS), and the Intelligent Virtual Patient Environment (IVPE). The project is one of several targeting reduction in mortality and morbidity of the wounded soldier through improved far-forward combat casualty care. The objective of this initial phase was to develop a breadboard IDACS. The approach involved integrating off-the-shelf hardware, mockups, and existing software. Results included the demonstration of a real-time, wireless video transmission of clinical imagery and data; a brassboard mockup of a body-worn Surgeon Interface Unit, including stereo visor, audio, speaker-independent voice recognition, and wireless transceiver; software filtering of an acoustically-sensed heart rate.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *VIRTUAL REALITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SPEECH RECOGNITION, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, PATIENTS, SURGERY, BRASSBOARD MODELS, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE