Virtual Heroes Releases 3D Medical Trainer HumanSim: Sedation and Airway

Army-sponsored Anesthesia/Intubation Software Now Available to the Public

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. has released HumanSim: Sedation and Airway, a 3D virtual trainer for administering emergency anesthesia and managing breathing. This marks the first time the software, which Virtual Heroes developed for the Army's Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), is available to the public.

HumanSim: Sedation and Airway couples an immersive 3D training environment with an advanced physiology engine. The software allows physicians, nurses, medics, and other emergency personnel to practice Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI) and Moderate Sedation, techniques for quickly sedating and intubating critically injured patients. Trainees are challenged by ten separate scenarios, with patient complications such as airway trauma and multiple drug interactions, covering a very wide variety of patient situations.

Randy Brown, Virtual Heroes Division Manager said, "It was an honor to create this medical training application for the U.S. Army, in support of their pre-deployment training for Soldiers returning to the field. Combining our Unreal-Engine-based virtual training systems with a real-time physiology engine created a significantly challenging sedation and airway trainer applicable to the military and commercial medical spaces. Our hope is by releasing this application that more patients can be saved in the real world through our virtual training."

To download HumanSim: Sedation and Airway, visit The single-player PC-only software is free to all government employees with a valid .gov or .mil email address and available for $99 to the general public.

Virtual Heroes has won multiple awards for its simulations, serious games, and 3D virtual worlds that provide interactive learning solutions for healthcare, government, and commercial customers. More information on Virtual Heroes can be found at

About Applied Research Associates, Inc. & Virtual Heroes

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) ARA is an employee-owned scientific research and engineering company founded in 1979 and dedicated to producing innovative solutions that tackle critical global problems in National Security, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment, and Health Solutions. ARA is committed to solving our customers' toughest problems with innovative yet practical and technically sound solutions.

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates creates immersive, 3D interactive learning solutions and high-fidelity synthetic virtual environments. Our goal is to create realistic, detailed training, simulation, and educational solutions to engage learners, increase knowledge, and accelerate performance, efficacy, and skills. Virtual Heroes is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and in Orlando, Florida.

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About Unreal Engine

Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed tools and scalability across multiple platforms. Unreal Engine 3's highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for numerous platforms and massive world support. Unreal Engine 4 is the next evolution in Unreal Engine technology, featuring jaw-dropping visualizations, physically-based shading, and dynamic lighting systems. ARA's Virtual Heroes Division has been selected by Epic Games to provide licensing of the Unreal Engine 3 and the state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 4 in the government space. For more information visit

Randy Brown
VP, Virtual Heroes Division Manager
(919) 747-7603

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