Video Games Train Troops to Find/Mark IEDs – Defense News

Video Games Train Troops to Find/Mark IEDs – Defense News

This kind of video game training could supplement traditional classroom training or other programs such as ICT’s counter-IED offerings, the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Trainer and the Dismounted Interactive Counter-IED Environment for Training.

Richmond, who has worked with JIEDDO to develop these walk stage technologies that put trainees into virtual missions and help them read terrain to identify vulnerable points, expects counter-IED training to shift from larger training centers and even laptops down to the more mobile iPad and iPhone. The main challenge, he said, is converting and shaping the materials to fit on the smaller screens.

“You have to redesign the content for each of those,” Richmond said.