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Choosing the virtual reality experience that’s right for you

Choosing the virtual reality experience that’s right for you | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it

I think 'several decades' is probably pessimistic by a decade or so in my opinion...


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We're still several decades away from developing completely immersive computer simulations, but it's not too early to dream about the ways we'll be able to use them. Today we're exploring the tremendous potential with new gadgets like Glass, Google's computer glasses. But that's just the beginning.


So, in preparation, given all the different options soon to be available, what kind of virtual reality experience will you choose?
Will it be a partial soft simulation? Or perhaps you would prefer an active communal experience? Confused? No worries, we'll go over all your options. And in the end, you may even find that you'll want to mix and match.


Indeed, when considering the all the different possibilities that could come about through the advent of advanced simulation technologies, it becomes obvious fairly quickly that there will be a wide number of interactive possibilities. Thankfully, a number of futurists have made an attempt to predict what we can expect — and how we may wish to spend our time in environments far removed from our own.

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3Di to launch free Unity-based world – Hypergrid Business

3Di to launch free Unity-based world – Hypergrid Business | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it

Japen’s 3Di, Inc., best known for their browser-based OpenSim viewers, will be testing a new, free, public, Unity-based virtual world this weekend, called 3Di Cloud.


According to 3Di senior manager Norman Lin, individuals and groups will be able to embed a window into their private virtual world right onto their websites, like they can now embed YouTube videos. This part isn’t new — ReactionGrid’s Jibe is also a Unity-based world that runs in the browser and can be embedded in a webpage, and so can the OpenSim viewer plugin from SpotON3D.


What’s different here is that the 3Di Cloud product has a free version.

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Clinical Simulation: Affective Disorders | Massachusetts General Hospital Academy

Clinical Simulation: Affective Disorders | Massachusetts General Hospital Academy | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
Massachusetts General Hospital Academy provides world-renowned education for physicians and healthcare professionals (CME-certified clinical #simulation on affective disorders -- http://t.co/KuwLze4U...
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WonderSchool streams world to a tablet – Hypergrid Business

WonderSchool streams world to a tablet – Hypergrid Business | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it

Open Wonderland — an open source, Java-based alternative to OpenSim — is now available on a tablet. According to WonderSchool, a subsidiary of Germany’s THINSIA, clients can now access the platform on an iPad by having their user session streamed to the device.

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How Disney's Club Penguin Became the Biggest Social Network for Kids

How Disney's Club Penguin Became the Biggest Social Network for Kids | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
With more than 150 million profiles, Club Penguin might be the biggest social network for kids ever.
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Coventry University’s Serious Games Institute hosted an Urban Crisis workshop at its London campus last month – see videos here - Bapco Journal

The one-day workshop on Thursday 17th November brought together individuals working in the field of emergency response to examine new ways to manage urban...
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Seriously, The Game Is Up – What Does the Research Say About Serious Games?

Seriously, The Game Is Up – What Does the Research Say About Serious Games? | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
From Jeanne Farrington's Quarterly Column: From the Research: Myths Worth Dispelling



To order this column/article - please go here.

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The Learning Game Continuum

The Learning Game Continuum | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
Learning Games might be a recent, inconsistent addition to that taxonomy: Wikipedia lists “Serious Games” and “Education Games” as separate game genres distinguished by the age of target consumers. Most vendors in the serious game ...
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Urban crisis workshop to discuss ‘very real’ security threats ahead of the 2012 Olympics - Bapco Journal

Urban crisis workshop to discuss ‘very real’ security threats ahead of the 2012 Olympics - Bapco Journal | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
A one-day workshop on Wednesday 17th November will bring together world leaders in the field of emergency response to present and discuss new ways to...
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Medical students get real practice in Madison | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com

Medical students get real practice in Madison | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
MADISON — When Sim Baby's oxygen level drops, its mouth turns blue.
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Adult education: Overview of using Second Life for medical education - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

In recent times, there has bee  a growing interest as to what alternative strategies can be adapted to give the most immersive experience for..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Adult education: Overview of using Second Life for medical education -
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Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing ...

The support for faculty's teaching, practice and scholarship activities are substantially enhanced through grants and other extramural funding. A cutting edge Clinical Simulation Center is used to enhance student learning and ...
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Call for Chapters: Psychology, Pedagogy and Assessment in Serious Games

Proposals Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012 Full Chapters Due: January 31, 2013 Submission Date: June 30, 2013 See: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/779 Draft Ta...
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CAMDASS helps untrained personnel perform medical procedures

CAMDASS helps untrained personnel perform medical procedures | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
Before we are able to download knowledge straight to our brains - Matrix style - gaining medical expertise will remain a slow and painful process. That's fine by most people, who can just go and visit a trained doctor. But what if you are a member of a small team of specialists operating at a remote, isolated location with no immediate access to medical resources? Then you either need to be a doctor, or you need the Computer Assisted Medical Diagnosis and Surgery System. Devised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the augmented reality-based CAMDASS aims to provide astronauts with instant medical know-how.

The underlying idea here is to provide automated, step-by-step guidance to an untrained operator of a medical device. A head-mounted display unit is used to superimpose instructional images on what the person performing the medical procedure is actually seeing. A section of the subject's body is "registered" by the system using a set of markers. The resultant image is then merged with a corresponding image of a model patient.

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We drive Sensics' self-contained virtual-reality helmet

We drive Sensics' self-contained virtual-reality helmet | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
SmartGoggles is a tech demonstrator, not a product you or I can buy, but it's an interesting look at a potential future of entertainment devices. In the demo I saw on its stereo goggles, you have the first-person perspective of a giant, towering over skyscrapers. With a game controller, you can punch them and they collapse. As you turn around, your view moves with your head. It worked well enough for me, and unlike some virtual reality-products I've tried before, I didn't notice any nauseating lag between my movements and the view of what I saw.


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Serious Games and Edutainment Applications

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
The recent re-emergence of serious games as a branch of video games and as a promising frontier of education has introduced the concept of games designed for a serious purpose other than pure entertainment.
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Diabetes Education – 3D Medical Animation

.RT @CathyLAnderson Diabetes Education – 3D Medical Animation serious games http://t.co/6rloapaU...
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End-to-End Game Development: Creating Independent Serious Games and Simulations from Start to Finish – Nick Iuppa; Terry Borst download, read, buy online | e-Books

End-to-End Game Development: Creating Independent Serious Games and Simulations from Start to Finish – Nick Iuppa; Terry Borst download, read, buy online | e-Books | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
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The Simulations and Serious Games Registry: Profile: Robo-Rush!

The Simulations and Serious Games Registry: Profile: Robo-Rush! | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
I know a lot of organizations that want to find and buy ready made simulations and serious games, and I know a lot of great products that are out there that would meet their needs. But the mechanism for hooking up buyers and sellers doesn't ...
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Gamasutra - News - Softkinetic Releases Beta Version 3.0 Of Iisu Gesture Recognition Middleware

Gamasutra - News - Softkinetic Releases Beta Version 3.0 Of Iisu Gesture Recognition Middleware | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
Middleware maker Softkinetic has released an open beta for version 3.0 of its iisu gesture recognition tools, offering new features that improve the software's interface and integration with outside code.
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About serious games : Positive Technology Journal

Serious gaming” is a growing trend that is attracting the attention of the industry and the research community. Basically, a serious game is a...
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University of Wisconsin's New Clinical Simulation Center Lets Anesthesiologists Practice on High-Tech Manikins

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TechCrunch | Video: Watch Cute Healthcare Robot RIBA II In Action

TechCrunch | Video: Watch Cute Healthcare Robot RIBA II In Action | Clinical Simulation | Scoop.it
RIBA II is the name of a cute caretaker robot from Japan, which we covered before but now have a professionally made video of.
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OS Avatars | Open Source Avatars for Open Sim

Open Source Avatars for Open Sim (Open Source Avatars for Open Sim http://t.co/Pur6P0Bi #osavatars #opensource #opensim #avatars #skins...)...
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