Medical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (MISL)

The purpose of the Medical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (MISL) is to research, prototype and evaluate technical solutions to meet operational gaps in theater health services support and force health protection at or near the tactical edge.

Our vision is to engineer the future of military operational medicine by leveraging and integrating emerging information, communications, robotics and biomedical enabling technologies.

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U.S. Delegation touring Galilee Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, which treats both military personnel and war refugees.
8 November, 2018

MISL Travels the Globe in Search of Unmanned Systems Partnerships

Dr. Gary Gilbert, Mr. Nathan Fisher and Ms. Rebecca Lee of TATRC’s Medical Intelligent Systems Lab, along with several other representatives from the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (MRMC), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Air Force 59th MDW, traveled to Israel in early September.

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Field medics perform a simulated escharotomy using the Remote Diagnostic Technologies i2i Solution (Tempus Pro) at TATRC, Fort Detrick, 7 September.
8 November, 2018

TATRC Holds Telesurgical Consultation Test During MISL Evaluation Event

The U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), held a telesurgical consultation test and evaluation event at TATRC, 4-7 September 2018. TATRC conducted a proof-of-concept capabilities study to meet research objectives on multiple systems to perform tactical telemedicine & communications integration testing, as well as operational and technical proof-of-concept research objectives for Prolonged Care.

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Mr. James Beach (left) and Mr. Tom Bigott (right) evaluating a telemedicine system for use in operational environments.
8 November, 2018

TATRC’s MISL Team Takes to the Podium at 2018 AUSA Medical Symposium & Exposition

The 2018 Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare Army Medical Symposium and Exposition was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Center in San Antonio, TX from 27-28 June. The goal of the symposium was to educate and inform the attendees on a wide-array of challenges and opportunities for Army medicine in an increasingly complex world.

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Ms. Rebecca Lee (left) and Mr. James Beach (right) showcasing MISL’s key operational capabilities.
8 November, 2018

TATRC Demonstrates Op-T-med Capabilities at Army Science Conference

Summer sizzled this past August with TATRC heating things up in the District! On 22 – 23 August, two members from the Medical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (MISL) represented TATRC at the 2018 National Defense Industrial Association’s Army Science & Technology Symposium and Showcase.

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Mr. Tom Bigott, R & D IT Project Manager for Medical Intelligent Systems Laboratory is Employee of Quarter for Quarter 4.
8 November, 2018

TATRC Congratulates Mr. Tom Bigott, Q4 Employee of the Quarter

Mr. Tom Bigott, Project Manager supporting TATRC’s Medical Intelligent Systems Lab (MISL) has been named TATRC’s Employee of the Quarter for Q4 for his continued excellent work and untiring efforts supporting three significant MISL Projects: 1) Joint Program Committee – 1 (JPC-1) funded Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care, 2) MRMC funded P6.7 electronic Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Card / DD1380 implementation for site of injury and pre-hospital enroute care in Army and Marine Corps tactical ground formations, and 3) the Virginia Tech Medic’s Ruggedized SMART Phone GUI project.

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Graphical rendition of Autonomous Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) Combat Evacuation Misson Module.
8 November, 2018

TATRC Chair & ASBREM Convene Autonomous Medical Evac Workshop

In preparing to address the medical needs of future conflict, Dr. Gary Gilbert, TATRC Chair of the Joint Medical Unmanned Systems Working Group (JMUSWG), worked in concert with the Executive Secretary of the Armed Services Biomedical Research and Evaluation and Management (ASBREM) to plan, organize, convene, and execute an Autonomous Medical Evacuation (AME) State of the Science Workshop.

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Field medics use telemedicine technology capabilities to connect to the doctor for specialized assistance with an escharotomy at TATRC, Fort Detrick, Sept. 7. Photo by Lori DeBernardis, TATRC Public Affairs.
9 October, 2018

New training mannequins bleed, breathe, move, scream -- all to help Soldiers save lives

The U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, held a telesurgical consultation test and evaluation event at TATRC, 4-7 September 2018. TATRC conducted a proof-of-concept capabilities study to meet research objectives on multiple systems to perform tactical telemedicine & communications integration testing, as well as operational and technical proof-of-concept research objectives for Prolonged Care.

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Photo of medic loading injured soldier into a helicopter
29 June, 2018

TATRC Staff Participates in AHS Mission Command & Interoperability in MDB Seminar

Two key staff members from TATRC’s Medical Intelligent Systems Lab (MISL) were invited as guest speakers to present at the Army Health System Mission Command and Interoperability in Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) Seminar, 3-6 April, at the Health Readiness Center of Excellence (HRCoE) at Joint Base San Antonio, TX.

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CORNET Technology’s STINN LTEmp Manpack 4g LTE Deployable Base Station (Cell Tower in a Rucksack)
29 June, 2018

Military Integration & Utility Evaluation of Telemedicine Capabilities over 4G LTE Manpack Radios

TATRC’s Medical Intelligent Systems Lab (MISL) entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with CORNET Technologies on 4 June.

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Mr. Geoff Miller, TATRC’s Senior Research Scientist and Lab Manager for MMSV provides a hands on simulation demonstration during the exhibit at SOMSA.
29 June, 2018

Team TATRC Participates at Annual SOMSA Conference

Eight members from Team TATRC participated in this year’s Special Operations Medical Association’s Scientific Assembly (SOMSA) in Charlotte, North Carolina from 14 – 17 May.

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Mr. Geoff Miller demonstrates some of the latest technologies & initiatives in medical modeling, simulation and training to LTG Edward Cardon.
29 June, 2018

Newly Formed Army Futures Command Visits TATRC

On 17 April, TATRC was pleased and honored to host Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon for a visit and tour of our initiatives and capabilities. As LTG Cardon is an advocate of “disruptive innovation,” visiting TATRC to learn about how we rapidly prototype and think outside the box was a natural fit.

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Photo of Dutch Medical Officers and the TATRC Team
29 June, 2018

TATRC Goes Dutch — Medical Officers get VIP Tour and Demo

On 6 June, TATRC had the distinct honor of hosting three Dutch Military Medical Officers, representing the Netherlands Surgeon General’s office. COL Albert Riedstra, Lt. COL Eric Onnouw, and Lt. COL Marc de Bruijn were on site to visit USAMRMC, and came to TATRC specifically to learn about Virtual Medicine, Operational Medicine, Robotic & Autonomous Systems, and Medical Modeling & Simulation.

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29 June, 2018

TATRC Briefs at the Army Marine Corp C2 / SA Convergence IPT

Two members of TATRC’s Medical Intelligent Systems Lab (MISL), Mr. Carl Manemeit and Mr. James Beach, briefed the Army-Marine Corps (A/MC) Command, Control and Situational Awareness (C2/SA) Convergence Systems Engineering Integrated Process Team (IPT) on Operational Virtual Health research concepts.

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Photo of the Ring Form Factor of the SensoTOUCH Platform
29 June, 2018

New CRADA Agreement in Place with Sensogram Technologies, LTD

The Operational Telemedicine team under TATRC, pursues research objectives that support medical data exchanges of information for Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) in the Prolonged Field Care environment to enhance the delivery of healthcare by military medical personnel from the point of need throughout the continuum of care in the operational environment to a Role III facility.

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CASEVAC
3 May, 2018 BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW

It wasn’t that long ago when the concept of the future—this time beyond time, this collection of years on the horizon somewhere—was just that, a simple concept. But as we move from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) onto a newer and more complex version of the battlefield, the future is beginning to look increasingly familiar—more and more like a direct reflection of the past.

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In the battlespace of the future, the Army will be denied the use of static safe havens, including forward operating bases and logistics hubs. A possible solution for resupplying Soldiers on-the-move is the joint tactical aerial resupply vehicle (JTARV), shown here in an exercise of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”) in September at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Gabriel Silva, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard”)
3 May, 2018 RESUPPLY on the FLY

Several members of Team TATRC were invited to Carlisle Barracks in PA to participate in a weeklong ‘deep dive’ into the topic of how the Army will employ robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) in a future operating environment using the Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) framework.

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Drone and Robotic graphic
13 April, 2018 TATRC Gets a Front Row View at the Future of Army Warfare during Robotics Systems Workshop

Several members of Team TATRC were invited to Carlisle Barracks in PA to participate in a weeklong ‘deep dive’ into the topic of how the Army will employ robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) in a future operating environment using the Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) framework.

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Mr. Nathan Fisher, Project Manager for Medical Robotics and Autonomous Systems is EOQ for Quarter 2
13 April, 2018 Congratulations to TATRC’s Q2 Employee of the Quarter, Mr. Nathan Fisher!

Mr. Nathan Fisher, Project Manager for Medical Robotics and Autonomous Systems with TATRC’s Operational Telemedicine Lab, has been selected the TATRC Employee of the Quarter for Q2.

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Ms. Tee Dockery, Cellular End User Device Software Engineer
13 April, 2018 Tee Dockery Joins TATRC’s Operational Telemedicine Team

Ms. Tee Dockery is a Cellular End User Device Software Engineer at TATRC, where she will be doing Android application development for the Operational Telemedicine Lab.

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