Texas-based Start-up MedCognition® to Develop Military Medical Training Modules for US Army Using PerSim® Augmented Reality Patient Simulator System

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AugmentedReality?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#AugmentedRealitylt;/agt;–MedCognition,
a Texas-based start-up, is collaborating with Chenega
Healthcare Services
on a military medicine education and training
initiative for the US Army. MedCognition will create military-relevant
trauma training modules using its PerSim®
augmented reality patient simulator
system to support tactical
combat casualty care and emulate battlefield and mass casualty incident
injuries as part of the $750,000 development contract. MedCognition will
develop the training modules over the next 12 months with the potential
to be adopted by the US Military in the years to come.

The PerSim augmented reality patient simulator system provides dynamic
realism in medical simulation training using Microsoft HoloLens®
Mixed reality to project life-like holographic patients into actual work
environments. PerSim allows participants to view realistic patient
simulations with a number of clinical presentations including
respiratory distress, stroke and minor trauma, and is currently used by
pre-hospital training programs to strengthen critical thinking,
decision-making and assessment skills of trainees.

“Experiential learning is a cornerstone of providing quality patient
care and potentially preventing medical errors, especially in a frantic
and stressful environment like pre-hospital,” commented US Army Combat
Veteran Physician and CEO of MedCognition, Dr. Kevin King. “MedCognition
delivers affordable, realistic and portable tools for first responders
and healthcare clinicians to learn through hands-on experience. Instead
of classrooms or on-screen training modules, PerSim empowers educators
and trainees to practice caring for critically ill patients with the
tools and in the actual environments where they deliver care. This
contract expands our capabilities into military medicine and battlefield
care, with the hope that this could help save the lives of critically
ill and injured soldiers.”

Founded in 2016, MedCognition was developed by Emergency Medicine
clinicians, educators and computer scientists through a partnership with
UT Health San Antonio and UTSA. The company’s PerSim augmented reality
patient simulation system is used by medical educators and trainers in
healthcare sectors including pre-hospital, first responder and emergency
medicine. The PerSim system was recognized by EMS World Magazine
as an Innovation of the Year in 2018.

Chenega Healthcare Services is an 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business
(SDB), wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chenega Corporation, an Alaska
Native Corporation (ANC), with extensive experience in healthcare
services, medical research, and program management.


Lisa Owens, LisaMMOwens@gmail.com,

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