San Diego Union Tribune Covers ICT Technologies Helping Make Decisions Under Stress

Published: April 20, 2010
Category: News

A story about the the Marine Corps Infantry Immersive Trainer at Camp Pendleton noted that the mixed-reality training facility was built on years of research by the Navy and software development by the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, among other organizations. The story reports that the Marines Corps plans to expand its use of infantry immersion training to help small units make better decisions under stress and that Navy research shows that simulated battlefield scenarios also may help inoculate troops against debilitating psychological effects of war-zone chaos, including post-traumatic stress disorder. “The magic of combat simulators is the ability to stop, push rewind and try again. The Marines may not get a second chance in the war zone, but here in the Infantry Immersion Trainer, a do-over is as easy as walking around the building and rebooting the computer,” stated the report.
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