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Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is building a medical simulation and tutoring system for the US Army, designed to improve medical training and patient care. As part of a two-year contract valued near $1.5 million, Charles River is partnering with Professor Frank Ritter and Dr. Chris Garrison of the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), to build a Virtual Intelligent Tutor for the Andragogy of Military Medicine Integrated Skills (VITAMMINS).

“Military medical care providers are under constant strain to learn new medical devices, procedures, and skills to ensure the best possible patient care,” said Dr. James Niehaus, Senior Scientist at Charles River. “Adaptive training systems that tailor themselves to individual provider needs can reduce training time while maximizing learning. We’re developing a system to address key questions in building the next generation of training for military medicine.”