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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Software to Help Teams Perform Under Stress

In crisis situations, teams fail when they don't have complete information, and when they don't share what information they do have quickly and accurately. To help such teams function at their best when the stakes are high, Penn State researchers have developed a software system that helps individuals stay focused and work with others.

Called R-CAST, the software helps teams collaborate, share information and make sound decisions in a crisis atmosphere. The initial research, funded by the US Army Research Laboratory, focused on a military command-and-control situation. But R-CAST could just as easily be deployed to any team working in crisis mode, such as police, EMT and hospital emergency room staff.

Source: Roland Piquepaille's Tech Trends