Think-A-Move, Ltd. (TAM) announced today that it was selected to develop a Speech and Connectivity Interface for Mobile Medical Tactical Environments (SCIMMITAR) by the US Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technical Research Center (TATRC) under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract.
Designed to run on an Android OS based device, such as a smart phone, SCIMMITAR uses a noise robust speech recognition system developed by TAM that will process the Medic’s speech locally on the device, enabling a Medic to interact with the system hands free and complete an electronic version of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Card using speech. SCIMMITAR will transcribe the Medic’s spoken progress notes, in addition to completing the other fields on the TCCC card.
SCIMMITAR does not need a network connection to perform its speech processing function. In addition, when there is a network connection, SCIMMITAR will allow a Medic to use speech to interact with remote data sources, permitting the Medic to access important information needed to treat a casualty.
Because SCIMMITAR provides a Medic with the ability to complete a TCCC Card using
speech, the Medic does not need to stop providing treatment to a casualty to complete documentation which can contribute to improved clinical outcomes. Currently, the TCCC Card is not always completed, because it requires the Medic to stop treatment of the casualty in order to do so. Having increased documentation will give Army medical researchers more information
upon which to make recommendations for best practices.
“SCIMMITAR leverages the TAM’s expertise in developing noise-robust speech recognition solutions,” stated Jim Harris, President of TAM. “We are excited to be working on this project, which will address an important need to provide improved clinical documentation,” added Jonathan Brown, TAM’s VP of Business Development.