Our 3D interactive training solutions for first responders simulate emergency scenarios in every needed detail
Training first responders in facing serious mass emergencies is currently based on live drills, which are very costly and difficult to organize, can be organized only rarely, and can be attended only by a limited number of trainees. Moreover, due to safety and technical constraints, the details and the realism of such live drills are limited, and thus they do not reproduce adequately the situations first responders encounter in real emergencies. In addition, the emotions and level of stress such drills evoke do not come even close to what one experiences when involved in real emergencies.
On the contrary, our 3D interactive training solutions simulate the emergency scenarios in every needed detail, and once a scenario is created, it is available every day to any trainee, without any additional cost. The mobile version of our solutions run on smartphones and tablets, making trainees able to experience the scenarios at any time and place is more convenient for them. The immersive version runs on low-cost, latest-generation Virtual Reality headsets, offering trainees even more realism and immersion, and an emotionally-rich experience that can be used for stress inoculation protocols to increase personal resilience.
AVIETRA's co-founders have worked with first responders organizations (Emergency Medical Services, Firefighters, Civil Defense) to study their needs and create training applications based on serious games. As an example, the images in this section show applications developed for the Italian Emergency Medical Services. The first and third images show Advanced Life Support (ALS) training for doctors and nurses who work in ambulances, the second image shows a Triage Trainer aimed at any first responder.
A study of our solution in ALS training classes, published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics (Elsevier), has shown significant ALS knowledge retention benefits, even after 3 months from the use of the system had passed.