IAI Awarded Follow-on U.S. Army Contract to Incorporate Next-Generation Haptics into Medical Simulators

ROCKVILLE, Md.—August 31, 2020Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Army to develop and commercialize the next generation of medical simulators that use haptic feedback to support medical training.

In this contract, IAI will improve training by increasing the sensitivity of textures for simulated internal tissues such as fat, connective tissue, tendons, sheaths, smooth muscle, striated muscle, cartilage, and bone. It will also simulate the sense of slickness and stickiness that tissue fluids exhibit. This system will be used to support medical students in identifying anomalies and disease.

“IAI is recognizes the importance of haptics to medical simulation and training and is proud to support the U.S. Army’s efforts in this area,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI’s healthcare team also creates mobile apps and sensors to gather and analyze data from patients outside of the clinical setting. Researchers and practitioners use IAI’s technologies in medical informatics to improve patient outcomes by monitoring patient performance, improving their adherence, and providing timely interventions throughout a healthcare regimen.


About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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