MiTRE : Mixed Reality Triage and Evacuation Game for Mass Casualty Information Systems
In this project we introduce a Mixed Reality Triage and Evacuation game, MiRTE, that is used in the development, testing and training of Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) information systems for first responders. MiRTE which is using the Source game engine from Valve software, creates immersive virtual environments to simulate various incident scenarios, and enables interactions between multiple players/first responders. What distinguishes it from a pure computer simulation game is that it can interface with external mass casualty incident management systems, such as DIROAMA. The game will enable system developers to specify technical requirements of underlying technology, and test different alternatives of design. After the information system hardware and software are completed, the game can simulate various algorithms such as localization technologies, and interface with an actual user interface on PCs and Smartphones. We implemented and tested the game with the DIORAMA system.
X. Yu, A. Ganz, "MiRTE: Mixed Reality Triage and Evacuation Game for Mass Casualty Information Systems Design, Testing and Training", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, MA, September, 2011.