What We Do
Vcom3D, an Orlando-based, woman-owned small business, provides immersive medical simulation and training systems based on plug-and-play architectures with interoperable physical and virtual patient and treatment modules. Accurate medical equipment simulations, such as patient monitor, IV pump, and ventilator, are included as needed for training scenarios. We develop authentic content using research-based behavioral and physiological models, engage the learner in immersive game play, and assess performance against validated training criteria.
In addition to our Research and Development, Vcom3D provides Medical Simulation and Training Products and Support.
Mission & Vision
Vcom3D is committed to developing innovative technology and products that aid learning and improve performance.
Vcom3D develops simulation technologies and training systems to fill gaps in medical learning. Our immersive systems provide training environments for medical teams to improve decision making skills and team performance. We develop authentic content using research-based behavioral and physiological models, engage the learner in immersive game play, and assess performance in realistic simulations. Learning experiences are delivered on tablets, personal computers, virtual or augmented reality displays, and instrumented physical models.
Approach & Focus
Vcom3D is focused on filling training gaps and our primary goal is interoperability with other medical training systems.
Identify Training Gaps
Vcom3D is focused on filling gaps in medical team training, trauma intervention, and distributed multi-site training, while developing solutions to meet current and future challenges. Another objective is to enable interoperability with other medical training systems.
Vcom3D provides innovative distributed learning systems, immersive virtual simulations, augmented reality (AR) based solutions, as well as virtual patients, medical manikins and part task trainers in blended reality learning solutions to train patient management. Our systems are modular in design with open architectures and standards.
Vcom3D develops authentic content using research-based behavioral and physiological models, engages the learner in immersive multi-modal patient care experiences, and assesses learner performance in realistic simulations. Our Open Architectures and Interoperability design approach enables the inclusion of simulated injuries and response to treatment with other training systems such as Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) and Air Evacuation.
Vcom3D has been a leader in research, development, assessment, and transition of learning systems and technologies for the U.S. Military since 2001 and is continuing to expand our research and development portfolio.
The Company is offering our innovative technologies to commercial markets and government training programs. Product include IMPACTT™ Team Training as well as modules compatible with the Advanced Modular Manikin(AMM) standard and technical services to support customization and integration.
Co-founder and CEO
Carol Wideman is a former K-12 and University educator, General Electric (GE) engineer, as well as a business leader at GE Simulation and Training Systems in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Orlando, FL. Carol has testified before The U.S. House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research, and briefed the NATO Task Group on Advanced Authoring Technologies as well as the Defense Science Board IED Task Force on Medical IT.
Ed Sims, PhD
Co-founder and CTO
Ed is co-founder of Vcom3D. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, he directs a team of software developers, linguists, and educational technologists in the development of virtual human applications for education, training, and accessibility. He previously held positions as Chief Scientist and Technical Director at Lockheed Martin Information Systems Company. He has been awarded five patents in the area of real-time visual simulation.
Vice President, Systems Architecture & Development
Dan leads Vcom3D’s team of engineers, programmers, and artists to develop interactive training simulations driven by models of human physiology, behavior, and cognition. He is the chief architect for Vcom3D’s MedSim Modular Architecture and led the development of Vcom3D’s award-winning STAT!™ trauma team training that provides opportunities for clinicians to practice making critical decisions under stress throughout the Continuum of Care. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated with High Honors.
Vcom3D provides medical simulation and training research, solutions, and products to premier healthcare organizations in the US government, state government, and educational sectors. These organizations lead the nation in closing training gaps and improving patient outcomes.
- Joint Program Committee-1, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences (JPC-1 MSIS)
- Defense Health Agency (DHA) Research and Development Directorate (J-9)
- U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
- U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
- Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation Training (AFMMAST)
- University of Washington School of Medicine
Vcom3D partners with organizations who consistently display best in class performance in their fields. From global corporations to cutting edge educational institutions, our partners help us push the envelope and enhance our leading edge technology, software and products, so that we can provide our clients the best solutions. Below are a few of the organizations with whom we’ve partnered.
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