TeKontrol, Virtual Reality Medical Center team brings R&D Facility to Parramore

Business_ladyTeKontrol and Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) have partnered to open up the first research and development facility in Orlando's Parramore district. The Orlando facility is designed to identify, create and successfully utilize new materials that will simulate realistic qualities of human tissue for use in military and first responder training.
Orlando's Mayor Buddy Dyer and Congresswoman Corrine Brown "did the honors" as the partnership was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting event on March 20, 2008 at the facility.

"As the first high-tech facility in this district, VRMC and TeKontrol are playing an active role in the area's rejuventation," said Tom Kornegay, TeKontrol's Chairman and CEO. "We are proud that this facility will develop and produce specialized devices for emergency medical training for both military and civilian health specialists," he added. The devices currently consist of wearable "part-task trainers" that not only simulate injuries but allow emergency medical personnel to practice common medical procedures.

"This effort capitalizes on the growing nexus between Orlando's medical and biomedical development and the region's strengths in simulation and related technologies," said Mark Weiderhold, VRMC President. The project is funded by public and private dollars.