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Hellenic Rescue Team participates in the European project Med1stMR

Date: 17/09/2021
Hellenic Rescue Team participates in the European project Med1stMR

Hellenic Rescue Team, along with a multidisciplinary, international consortium of 18 partners, coordinated by the AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Technology Experience, participates in the European project MED1stMR, which transforms current training practices to better prepare medical first responders (MFR) for stressful and highly complex disaster situations.

In the frame of this Horizon 2020 research project innovative mixed reality (MR) technology will be developed to combine real-world medical simulators with virtual environments. The project will also train medical first responders in MR environments to improve their situational awareness, resilience, and effective performance in medical emergencies in highly complex and unpredictable situations. This pioneering mixed reality training system will be developed to provide a more realistic training that combines scenario-based training and medical training in one common training scenario and system at the same time. The MED1stMR training solution will increase confidence in action, enable faster reaction and improve coping strategies of medical first responders.

The project will develop a new generation of MR training providing enhanced haptic feedback through the integration of high-fidelity patient simulation manikins and medical equipment into the virtual environment. This allows trainees to immerse in virtual scenarios and tactilely feel and visually perceive body, limbs and movements while examining and treating them. Thereby, MED1stMR offers a much deeper sensory experience bringing MR training even closer to reality.

Helmut Schrom-Feiertag (AIT), coordinator of MED1stMR highlights the relevance of the project: “Proper evaluation of situations, checking and monitoring the vital states, and choosing the most appropriate strategy for proceeding with treatments are challenges in current practice of medical trainings. The current training abilities for such scenarios are limited. We aim to fill this gap with the MR solution developed in MED1stMR. We bring together the haptics of manikins featuring realistic simulation of injuries with virtual disaster situations.”

The project’s duration is three years.

Further information about the project: https://www.med1stmr.eu/


Social Media:

Facebook: @MED1stMR 

Twitter: @Med1stmr

LinkedIn: MED1stMR


Project Partners

  • AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH – Center for Technology Experience
  • Ruprechts-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Umeå University
  • Universität Bern
  • Montanuniversität Leoben – Department Zentrum am Berg
  • Refense AG
  • Plux – Wireless Biosignals S.A.
  • D2D Holding BV
  • Usecon - The Usability Consultants GmbH
  • Mindconsole Gmbh
  • Simcampus Zentrum GmbH
  • Hellenic Rescue Team
  • Johanniter Österreich
  • Servicio Madrileno De Salud
  • Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Region Jämtland Härjedalen
  • Johanniter International
  • Campus Vesta


Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 882897


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