The operational medicine artificial intelligence (OpMedAI) network brings together clinical experts and technology development teams that aim to automate processes to maximize throughput of operational medical systems from Role 1 (prehospital /point of Injury) to Role 3 (Theater Hospitals). The OpMedAI network stems from the idea that multidisciplinary teams of engineers, clinical researcher, clinicians, and regulatory experts are necessary to develop and translate artificial intelligent (AI) for safety-critical clinical applications. The OpMedAI Network operates under the leadership of LTC Brian J. Kirkwood, DDS, MS. LTC Kirkwood is a comprehensive dentist and dental research officer at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR). The pilot project under the OpMedAI network via the Metis Foundation is the development of an AI-enhanced medical device designed for use by medics on the battlefield. Other key investigators include Dr. Laura Brattain, PhD in Engineering Science, faculty with tenue at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Jose Salinas, PhD in Computer Science from the USAISR and LTC Steven G. Schauer, DO, MS, lead investigator of the ALERT Lab.

Areas of interests are:

  • Emergency medicine, critical care, and expeditionary dentistry AI applications
  • AI-enhanced portable medical devices
  • AI technology to monitor inputs from wearable sensors and provide biofeedback.