Sunday, January 10, 2010

Army Issues RFI

In December, the Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity while supporting the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) on simulation-based training technologies and systems. The response to the RFI will be accepted through February 5, 2010.

The Army is seeking information on how to apply medical education, training, and/or use for treatments. The information received from organizations and consortia may be used to assist with the possible development of a future Request for Proposal.

For example, the military is interested in systems:

• To use for medical training systems that will reduce or replace live tissue training and conduct research to compare simulation training systems to live tissue training

• To standardize medical modeling and simulation training curricula to be used by physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and combat medics

• To further advance the development of simulation-based systems in the ophthalmology and anesthesiology disciplines. Seeks information on virtual reality-based systems, using mannequins and hybrids, using both mannequins and virtual reality, web based simulator systems, and serious game technology

Responses to the RFI due February 5th are to be sent electronically to and must be identified with W81XWH-MEDSIM.

For more information, go to Then click on the December 22nd press release on the RFI. Or go to and search for the December 18th RFI notices. The point of contact is Pamela E. Nevels (301) 610-8802.