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Planet is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: Micro Games for Proactive Preventive Medicine. The abstract given for this project is as follows: The DoD has put forward several new initiatives that emphasize fitness, preparedness, and preventive medicine through a focus on healthy lifestyle choices and accident prevention. Since a high percentage of the military affected by these issues are surprisingly young, one strategy for engaging this internet-savvy demographic and their families is through proactive preventive medicine microgames. PLANET LLC proposes to use a unique web-based platform for delivering a trio of 3D microgames based on existing medical and allied health knowledge of military preventive health priorities that will move beyond common microgame design to provide a more engaging method for delivery of didactic instruction. Using 3D, games can have a broader opportunity to take players into a role or environment they could normally not enter, allowing them to maximize a learning experience (in hazard or environmental exposure prevention for example). 3D simulation can also place a player in a dramatic situation, offering opportunities for compelling experiential learning. For traditional gaming, 3D also enhances the visual experience and user interactivity. This platform also includes multiplayer capabilities, so social interaction and sharing of ideas and strategies can further engage the players or an instructor and increase the game's ability to provide instruction. Planet is a company that received a Department of Defense SBIR/STTR grant for a project entitled: 3D Tool for Physics-Based Weather Simulation in a Training Environment. The abstract given for this project is as follows: High-end weather simulation tools currently available focus on the visual aspects of weather effects or predication modeling and can rarely interact with objects or aircraft in a simulation. Though this capability can be offered by large flight simulators, their costs are most often prohibitive. Fortunately, new advancements in the modeling and simulation industry have made it possible to create affordable PC-based simulators that can work with exterior data to support critical tasks without intense hardware requirements. PLANET LLC proposes to expand its current work on realistic physics-based 3D training tools to develop a new tool to simulate weather conditions. Using PLANET's Hypercosm software and with experts in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) from its sister company, Orbital Technologies Corporation, the results from CFD analysis on aircraft under specific weather conditions would be used to feed Hypercosm 3D simulations with physics-based behaviors. The 3D simulation would be generated in real-time using the forces on the aircraft and the effects of different variables, such as wind speed and direction, would be shown. The delivery would be in Hypercosm's web-based 3D format, meaning that simulations could be viewed at any time or place with computer access.

Headquarters Location

1212 Fourier Drive

Madison, Wisconsin, 53717,

United States


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Aug 26, 2022

News provided by Share this article Share this article Focus on health and wellness, employment opportunities, livelihood of families, and community development highlight initial four-years in region SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With four years of work, a growing team and an investment over $70 million, Dole Sunshine Company (DSC) is enabling better livelihoods in Sierra Leone. The brand, whose promise is to bring Sunshine for All™ to customers, employees and consumers around the world, is completing Phase 1 of its project in the West African nation with a focus on driving regional development, employment and healthcare, and providing a new level of certainty to the region at both their factory and the commercial plantation. Dole Sunshine Company in Sierra Leone In 2017, the company officially embarked on the journey in the mostly untouched region of Sierra Leone, with extreme poverty, a harsh food crisis, and limited access to proper healthcare, electricity and water. The commercial plantations and factory are expected to add to livelihoods of over 8,000 people by 2024, and ongoing work has resulted in the establishment of a local health centre and neonatal wing, agricultural development, increased health and sanitation in the region, and quality products from the nation for export to EU, the Middle East and North America. "As a purpose-driven business, our Dole Promise permeates everything we do and has been at the center of our work in Sierra Leone – addressing issues in the region while creating value for our shareholders and stakeholders," said Siddharth Ramaswamy, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Food & Beverages Group - Dole Sunshine Company. "With the cooperation and support from the people and the Government of Sierra Leone, we have been able to improve livelihoods and move forward in the region with many of our goals. So far, we are on track to meet and exceed our original plan. These are particularly relevant in the current food insecurity crisis, which is the consequence of the Ukraine war, commodities hyper-inflation and disrupted supply chains." Outside of production, DSC has been focused on supporting the region in multiple ways including: Opened a health center with a focus on neonatal care, open to all employees, their families and all pregnant women in Sumbuya Lugbu. This is a major step forward for the region given its significant maternal and infant mortality rate (UNICEF). Improved access to water with 11 wells completed in June 2022, and another three planned before February 2023. This effort will provide access to 13 of 22 villages within Sumbuya. Supported food insecurity with agricultural development. Expanded access to electricity through government partnerships. Supported the upskilling of residents with a training facility, and spurred banking growth and existence through the Community bank with an increase in banked customers by 150%. Drove preservation and sustainability goals with contoured land tillage, recycling, fuel consumption monitoring, and new efficient farming practices. "As a brand, we are driven in Sierra Leone by the impact we have already been able to make and by what is next," said Alex Riviera, Managing Director, Sierra Tropical Ltd. "As we ship product from the region to the world, we know that we are helping the country move forward and addressing many of the issues here today. And our work is an investment not only in Sierra Leone's future but in restating our focus on bringing sunshine to all. "  In addition, the company is continuing to explore additional developments in Africa with partners in other countries, as well as donor organizations for improvements on infrastructure in Sierra Leone. To learn more please visit . The Dole Sunshine Company The name Dole Sunshine Company is used to represent the global interests and combined efforts of Dole Asia Holdings, Dole Worldwide Packaged Foods and Dole Asia Fresh. Dole Sunshine Company is not an actual business entity and does not operate as such in any country or region. For more information on Dole Sunshine Company, please visit . About the Dole Promise  In 2020 Dole announced The Dole Promise , with its three pillars around nutrition, sustainability and the creation of shared value. Better for People: Access to sustainable nutrition for 1 billion people by 2025, moving towards zero processed sugar in all Dole Packaged Foods products by 2025. Better for Planet: Working towards zero fruit loss from Dole farms to markets by 2025, aiming for zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025. Working towards net zero carbon emissions in Dole operations by 2030. Better for all Stakeholders: Dole will continue to positively impact all farmers, communities and people working for Dole – through its commitment to equal opportunity, living wages, and an ever-increasing level of safety, nutrition, and wellbeing. The company also seeks to advance human rights within the direct operations and supply chains by building a culture of transparency and accountability. The company also aims for a 50% increase in the value of its business by 2025. SOURCE Dole Sunshine Company

Planet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Planet's headquarters?

    Planet's headquarters is located at 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison.

  • What is Planet's latest funding round?

    Planet's latest funding round is Grant.

  • Who are the investors of Planet?

    Investors of Planet include U.S. Department of Defense.

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