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A graphically hosted objective solution for training

Case study from Inzpire Ltd who will pitch their ideas to industry and investors at the CDE Marketplace on 27 April 2016.

A soldier plays a video game.

Inzpire Ltd received funding through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) to develop the concept of ‘GHOST’ - Graphically Hosted Objective Solution for Training. GHOST is an artificial representation of any individual, which interacts with other GHOSTs, live players, and both live and synthetic training environments.

An GHOST actively demonstrates the individual’s expected performance, because it contains all of their experiences, skills and how current these are, plus it ‘knows’ the correct doctrine. It also records the actual live performance of the individual.

In both real time and after an event, GHOST contrasts what an individual is doing against what’s defined as ‘good’, immediately helping those delivering training, and improving the individual’s learning after the event. Aggregating GHOSTs across a military force could provide objective evidence for when to intervene with further training or help with other decision making.

Inzpire has tested the concept in a commercial-off-the-shelf synthetic training environment and will soon demonstrate the capability to stakeholders.

Bob Chevli, Head of Synthetic Training, Inzpire, says:

CDE funding has permitted the initial development of GHOST, this capability will over time radically improve individual, team and collective training.

About CDE

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Published 20 April 2016