Air Force Health Goes Virtual

Science Applications International Corporation (S.A.I.C.) is delivering two turnkey virtual systems to the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency (A.F.M.S.A.) using its On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (Olive) software platform. The two systems provide virtual family support and the use of avatars in delivering mental health care to airmen and women on the front lines of combat action to mitigate the familial, societal and emotional effects of war.

The virtual Family Support System includes a military base and customized 3-D homes where deployed airmen and women can participate in everyday family life activities. The Mental Health System includes a virtual reality system for educating U.S.A.F. mental health-care providers and individual therapists at Wright Patterson A.F.B. on using Olive in family therapy, psychotherapy, post traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.) assessment, medical triage, mass disaster, domestic abuse and sexual abuse counseling.

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