Charles River Analytics to Build DoD Virtual Care Training Platform

| May 30, 2019

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Charles River Analytics has secured a two-year, $1M contract from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to develop a screen-based simulator for the Deparment of Defense to train warfighters in medical care and logistics.The Extensible Field and Evacuation Care Training in a Virtual Environment platform is designed to simulate military medical decision-making scenarios and automatically evaluate the performance of trainees based on the Methodology for Annotating Skill Trees framework, the company said Tuesday.

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