Author Archive for: ‘testjoe’

Protected: BioGears: Designing and Building and Extensible, Modular, Open Sourse Human Physiology Engine

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Protected: Surgical Skills Training and Assessment Instrument (SUSTAIN)

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Protected: Adding a New Dimension at TATRC: Research Partnering for the Future

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Protected: Medical Simulation-Based Training System for Rapid Trauma Skills Training

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Watson & PTSD

Nice to see the VA investing in leading technologies to help with vexing issues Veterans face! IBM’s cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD – Baltimore Sun The VA has launched a two-year pilot program to study new ways of searching electronic medical records and medical literature. The pilot, which will rely on simulations but …

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Robots for reducing infections

More trade off decisions that are difficult to evaluate without a better system for testing new technologies in the healthcare setting.  In this case the use of robotics that disinfect spaces.   Hospitals buying automated systems to reduce infections – Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events “There’s no question they kill bugs,” Hess said. “But do …

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“American Schools Training for a World That Doesn’t Exist”

Harvard professor David Edwards provides some helpful stats on our current Math and Reading skills.  He describes how our education system is falling behind existing standards and failing to anticipate the future workforce’s needs.    American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist | WIRED We “learn,” and after this we “do.” We go to school and …

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Human Dimension White Paper from Combined Arms Center

A great resource by way of Glen Hodges at ARCIC – thanks Glen! The paper describes three lines of effort: establish cognitive dominance execute realistic training drive institutional agility Good fodder for thought and discussion – particularly the description of Synthetic Training Environments (STEs): …The environment will fully replicate the complexities of the operational environment by emphasizing the human nature …

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Meta Analysis of Active Learning for STEM

Recruiting and retention of STEM-qualified individuals has been brought up as a potential issue for the Military Services. A recent meta-analysis provides strong evidence that providing active learning opportunities will create significant gains over existing lecture-based learning environments. Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics This is the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of undergraduate STEM education …

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