MediSim: Simulated Medical Corpsmen and Casualties for Medical Forces Planning and Training

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Center for Human Modeling and Simulation
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injury models
medical procedures
computer simulation
virtual environments
physics-based modeling
medical decision support
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Clarke, John R
Hollick, Michael J
Kokkevis, Evangelos
Metaxas, Dimitris
Bindiganavale, Ramamani
Chi, Diane M
Foster, Nick
Ogunyemi, Omolola

The MediSim system extends virtual environments (both local and network) to represent simulated medical personnel interacting with simulated casualties. Our technology fosters dual-use applications involving planning, training, and evaluation of both medical corpsmen and civilian EMTs. Behaviors and behavioral control are being developed for the medical corpsmen that will enable their actions on the digital battlefield to conform to both military practice and medical protocols. From situationally-appropriate injury models, a set of physical and behavioral manifestations in a simulated casualty will be determined and portrayed on a three-dimensional body.

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Copyright 1995 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the National Forum on Military Telemedicine On-Line Today, 1995, March 1995, pages 21-28. Publisher URL: This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Pennsylvania's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
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