ARA Releases Free BurnCARE Virtual Trainer App on Google Play

Developed by Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), BurnCARE Virtual Trainer is designed to transform how the U.S. Army trains its medics to treat serious burn injuries. The innovative application is designed to run on mobile devices so that soldiers can train anywhere, at any time, even while deployed. BurnCARE Virtual Trainer is now available to the public for free via Google Play, with an iOS release expected soon.

The U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center funded BurnCARE Virtual Trainer to develop a visually accurate and easy-to-access burn care medical training app for medics who don’t have extensive experience treating burn injuries.

BurnCARE includes realistic burn visualizations synchronized with dynamic advanced physiology engine outputs, and addresses the full spectrum of care, from point of injury to long-term hospital care. It was developed with the Unreal Engine by ARA’s Virtual Heroes Division with subject matter expertise from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, and data validation using ARA’s BioGears physiology engine.

“We were very honored to have been selected by the U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center to partner with the Burn Center at USAISR to develop such important and often overlooked, piece of medical training,” said ARA Senior Producer Marcia Clover. “The original goal of this program was to create high-visual fidelity, mobile and modular burn care training content, to be experienced pre-deployment, or even en route to deployment.” To learn more, visit To download the free BurnCARE Virtual Trainer, visit

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.