Medical Sim City
Presented by Florida Hospital
See how simulation technology is being used to create better doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.
Simulation training gives healthcare professionals a new and enlightening perspective on how to handle real medical situations. Through scenarios that simulate genuine crisis management situations, medical simulation can increase the level of healthcare quality that participants provide.
Patient simulators can be programmed to talk, function and react like a real patient. They can mimic many normal and abnormal body functions and respond as a patient would to medical treatment. These simulators represent a breakthrough in medical training because they provide the opportunity to rehearse both simple and complex emergency procedures.
13 February 2013
Posted in Medical Sim City
Ever dream of becoming a super hero? Playing the hero in video games may actually help make that a reality!
Violent video games have long been thought to increase aggression, but it appears that the opposite is true as well. A study done at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Laboratory shows that having superpowers in a video game can make people more altruistic.
Stanford researchers used a simulation game to test their theory. One at a time, 60 men and women strapped on virtual reality goggles and were whisked away to a virtual cityscape. Their airborne mission: to deliver insulin to a diabetic child. Half of the test subjects completed their mission by flying in a helicopter; the other half controlled their flight by a series of arm motions, like Superman.