AR TRIAGE FOR MCI AMBUS
Garrard, Benjamin | Undergraduate, Department of Computer Science
Shivesh, Jadon | Undergraduate, Department of Computer Science
I contributed my team members through field design research, (Google Sprint Process), solution ideation, development of product prototype UX, and hologram UI.
With only 13 Ambus in Texas. First responders have limited access to training for mass casualty with the Ambulance Bus. Current EMT triaging methods with the unit have become difficult for first responders to effectively and properly triage victims during mass casualty incidents.
To create an AR triaging solution for BLS and ALS first responders to enable them to properly and effectively triage victims during MCI. As well as improving confidence and efficiency in Triage and Patient Processing procedures to Ambus units.
To create a more efficient Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Personnel that will be able to assist victims during an unexpected mass casualty event.
Large emergencies like the Vegas shooting occur randomly and without notice. Training for these events is essential and can be challenging. Especially when the personnel in these circumstances are often distributed over a sizable geographic region.
MASS CASUALTY TRIAGE
MCI TRIAGE TAG PROBLEMS
Tags are difficult to distinguish from a distance.
Difficulty handling with sanitary gloves
To create an IOT wearable AR real-time solution for MCI Triage training for BLS and ALS first responders. With the intention to make performance on the AmBus more effective by improving confidence and efficiency in Triage and Patient Processing procedures.
The hologram information overlay will consist of the following elements.
The number in the tag signifies the level of severity of a patient. It is enlarged and centered.
Color represents the level of medical treatment urgency. Only yellow and green tags load on Ambus, for delayed and minimal injuries.
Tags will be created in different shapes for color blind individuals to be able to distinguish from afar the different levels of injury.
Triage tags will be displayed when EMT looks over a field of bodies. This will help solve the issue of poor distance visibility and paper tag handling.
VITAL SIGNS HOLOGRAM
The tags have the option to show the patient vitals.
Electrocardiograph with live data.
The profile of the patient with detailed information will appear when the EMT approaches a certain distance to where the Hololens can read the tag.
PROFILE INFO DISPLAY
AMBUS SCHEMATIC PLACEMENT
Once the EMT is ready to load patient to the unit, a schematic display of the proper placement will appear.
Allergies and other relevant special treatment information will populate here.
Weight is crucial it can determine if the patient will be placed at a higher or lower level in the Ambus beds.
LOADING PATIENTS TO AMBUS UNIT
The bed will be highlighted for a quick loading of patients. Highlighted spot is dependent on:
1. Level of injury
2. Weight of patient
HOLOLENS TRIAGE FLOW
Scan Triage Tags
User can view range of severity from a distance.
Patient Injury Details
User is able to quickly know about patient details and will load to Ambus properly.
User determines priority based on vitals display.
Ambus Bed Placement
User is informed by what is the optimal placement for the patient and minimizes patient loading time.
With this training incorporation we will provide reassurance to families by having their loved ones taken care of with a perfectly prepared personnel able to manage any level of mass casualty incident. More lives may be saved and the severity of the injuries may be reduced with better prepared EMS personnel.
SMART CITIES CONNECT CONFERENCE
U.S. IGNITE APPLICATION SUMMIT
The team presented on virtual reality applications at the U.S. Ignite Application Summit. Held in conjunction with the Smart Cities Connect Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ignite summit provides a national platform for the sharing of innovative research efforts. Led by Dr. Scott Smith, associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Virtual Reality and Technology Lab, we advocated for the use of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality solutions to deliver remote trainings to emergency medical personnel to better prepare them to use the AmBus, a bus-sized ambulance designed for use in catastrophic emergencies.