Enabling Pre-Hospital Documentation Via Spoken Language Understanding on the Modern Battlefield

Lisa Anthony, Kenny Sharma, Susan Harkness Regli, Kathleen Stibler, Patrice D. Tremoulet, Robert T. Gerhardt

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Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL) and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) have been collaborating to improve methods of pre-hospital documentation. The collaboration is focused on creating a pre-hospital documentation grammar and spoken natural language understanding capability to support a hands-free and eyes-free interaction paradigm. This interaction paradigm will minimize the impact on the field medic during treatment of patients in stressful combat situations. The MediTRA-PH (Medical Treatment and Reporting Assistant: Pre-Hospital) prototype is a proof-of-concept of this approach. This paper presents the user-focused concept of operations for MediTRAPH, the design and development cycles undertaken and preliminary evaluation results in terms of recognition accuracy and user satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781439834985
ISBN (Print)9781138113312
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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