January 18, 2012 —Multiple Amputation Trauma Trainer (MATT)® Recognized with NTSA Governor’s Award at I/ITSEC Conference
Orlando, FL - Each year, the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) presents awards for outstanding achievement in Modeling & Simulation (M&S) at its annual NTSA leadership reception and executive dinner. This year’s event was held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in conjunction with the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2011. Awards are presented in a number of categories; the Governor’s Award winner is chosen from the pool of NTSA M&S Award winners and recognizes the individual or team whose achievements in M&S are the most noteworthy, significant and innovative. This year’s Governor’s award was presented to the U.S. Army’s Simulation & Training Technology Center (STTC) for the Multiple Amputation Trauma Trainer (MATT)® project which is headed by Teresita Sotomayor, Ph.D., S&T Manager, Medical Simulation Technologies, STTC in Orlando, FL.
Jointly developed by KGS and the STTC, Multiple Amputation Trauma Trainer (MATT)® combines state of the art special effects and animatronic movement to improve the realism and clinical accuracy of severe trauma simulations. “The system has improved the effectiveness of both military and civilian trauma training. The system also improves treatment performance, which saves lives and limbs. Additional benefits are realized by desensitizing medics to the emotional effects of experiencing the sight, feel, and movement of severe casualties,” said Sotomayor.
Sold under the brand name TraumaFX® and distributed by KGS, it is estimated that more than 15,000 U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and National Guard personnel have been trained using Multiple Amputation Trauma Trainer (MATT)® simulations located at training facilities worldwide throughout the joint medical and combat communities.
For more information on the TraumaFX® Multiple Amputation Trauma Trainer (MATT)®, visit www.kforcegov.com/TraumaFX.