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SimulationWeek is from Monday 2 May to Sunday 8 May 2016. SimulationWeek is an opportunity to promote the many forms of simulation in our organisations and communities to celebrate its accomplishments and future vision. SimulationWeek will be hosted online at www.simulationweek.com – open to anyone that wishes to highlight their own innovative work through a news story, video or combined image and simulation message format. Pictures are essential and this platform will provide an opportunity to display images easily, providing an exciting snapshot of simulation for the week for the world to see. For information on how you can contribute online, go to http://tiny.cc/pj82ay. For information on how you can contribute offline, go to http://tiny.cc/o582ay and for a Media involvement template, go to http://tiny.cc/3282ay. Please email your submission for inclusion to simulationweek@simaust.com.
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SimTecT Welcoming Students in 2016

SimTecT Welcoming Students in 2016 | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

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Welcoming students and junior researchers from science, technology, engineering and maths into the modelling and simulation community is vital for the future. As many of you will agree, sharing knowledge and having the opportunity to network, provides reciprocal long term benefits for individuals and communities that participate. The play on the STEM acronym signifies the vision to ‘grow’ our student and junior researcher presentation numbers and audience. The 2016 SimTecT team has advocated on behalf of students and junior researchers to make attending Australasian Simulation Congress more affordable and has invited students and junior researchers to participate in a Best Student Poster competition with a prestigious award of $2000.  We look forward to meeting both students and junior researchers in Melbourne in September 2016.

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Immersive Interactive Classroom Street View with Google Maps

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First play with Google street view in an immersive interactive classroom. 

Currently experimenting with this medium for Military, Police and Disaster planning. 

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Medical Immersive Simulation Inter Ward Transfer

 

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Just a small piece of video taken at CSC SESAM conference in Dubai 

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Asia Pacific Serious Games Showcase and Challenge 2016

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The Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance is delighted to launch the virtual Asia Pacific Serious Games Showcase and Challenge which seeks to expand the general exposure and understanding of game-based training solutions and to promote the Asia Pacific capability internationally. This inaugural Challenge targets Windows PC and mobile platform game based solutions designed for users in secondary education or higher.

 

The Asia Pacific Serious Games Showcase and Challenge is partnering to expand the international reach for the International Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, SGSC, hosted annually by the National Training and Simulation Association in connection with the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida during early December 2016.

 

The Asia Pacific Challenge will use the International Challenge Official Rules to enable our winning finalists to be hosted and present their game in Orlando.

 

Register your game entry now: https://www.regonline.com.au/asiapacificseriousgamesshowcaseandchallenge

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Microsoft Vets Join VR Startup that Offers Full-Body, Fully Immersive Experience 

Microsoft Vets Join VR Startup that Offers Full-Body, Fully Immersive Experience  | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it
Virtual reality, in its current form, is an exclusively audio/visual medium, with a large focus on the way things look. Touch is mostly a one-way experienc
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Engaging the Simulation Industry in South Korea

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The Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance had the opportunity to join Australian delegates at BioKorea last month. The visit enabled the Alliance to build its relationship with the Korea Training and Simulation Association and meet with government officials, university researchers and simulation developers. We look forward to our ongoing engagement in South Korea.

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Clinical Skills Development Service SimulationWeek Event

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The Clinical Skills Development Service conducted a SimulationWeek promotional activity at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), Metro North Hospital and Health Service on 3 May 2016. This activity consisted of interactive demonstrations of moulage techniques, CPR competitions with immediate feedback and a meet the 'robot'. There was a great response from RBWH employees and patients alike.



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Live Texturing of Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings

Coloring books capture the imagination of children and provide them with one of their earliest opportunities for creative expression. However, given the proliferation and popularity of digital devices, real-world activities like coloring can seem unexciting, and children become less engaged in them. Augmented reality holds unique potential to impact this situation by providing a bridge between real-world activities and digital enhancements. In the paper, an augmented reality coloring book App is presented in which children color characters in a printed coloring book and inspect their work using a mobile device. The drawing is detected and tracked, and the video stream is augmented with an animated 3-D version of the character that is textured according to the child’s coloring. They present a texturing process that applies the captured texture from a 2-D colored drawing to both the visible and occluded regions of a 3-D character in real time.

 

For further information, and to read the paper, click here.

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NeuroVR

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For realistic training in open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery, CAE Healthcare presents the NeuroVR training simulator, showcased for the first time at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting in Chicago, April 30- May 4, 2016. NeuroVR replicates an open neurosurgical procedure, including the stereoscopic view and ergonomics of an operating room microscope. The simulator captures objective metrics on technique, performance, and completion time. With training modules ranging from fundamental instrument handling, to tumor resection and meningioma, NeuroVR allows self-directed practice in a risk-free environment, resulting in reduced medical errors and better patient  outcomes. Additional information may be obtained on the CAE Healthcare website.

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Flinders University Hexapod Demonstration

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On Wednesday 4 May, the Flinders University Hexapod will be doing a demonstration at 3:00pm until 4.00pm for SimulationWeek. The Flinders Hexapod is a testing facility that is based on a Stewart-Gough platform (the mechanism that is used to produce the motion in a flight simulator). The test machine is able to simulate complex motion and measure the effect that motion has on various structures and/or people. There are a large number of research projects that are planned for the facility, which include the building, maritime, and aerospace industries.

Come along and say hi. All of the Simulation Australasia Team will be there.

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Melbourne Startup Real First Aid Delivers Immersive Simulation Training at Sea

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The brave volunteers aboard the Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, have set out to battle poaching and illegal fishing in the world’s oceans. Their mission can be dangerous, unpredictable and is laden with risks including potential ramming from illegal fishing vessels, hitting hidden icebergs as well as coping with volatile Antarctic weather.

 

For six months prior to their departure, this group, which is comprised of volunteers from around the world, tirelessly prepped the vessel for departure. Local businesses donated food, building supplies, expertise and time.

 

Central to their mission is ensuring that they are able to adequately deal with potential medical emergencies on board. In order to succeed in disrupting illegal activity at sea, crew members on the Steve Irwin must first be able to safeguard their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their comrades. It is for this reason that the crew enlisted the help of Real First Aid, a startup which brings to life emergency medical situations.

 

In September 2015, Real First Aid delivered scenario-specific first aid training rarely seen outside of the military and medical training worlds. Using role-playing, smoke emitters and noise, as well as other props, Real First Aid created staged medical emergencies that would or could arise on the Steve Irwin ship. The course incorporated a simulated explosion on the front deck of the ship, resulting in possible injuries which could occur while out at sea. This set up a potential life threatening scenario and required the remaining crew to respond with urgency, triage the victims and evacuate the injured below deck to the medical cabin.

 

Not only did the crew benefit from this tailored first aid training but the Real First Aid team was also impressed by the participants’ drive. Lead instructor, Ben Krynski was overwhelmed by the professionalism and teamwork of the crew. He explained: “I rarely see a team so coherently communicate and work together to formulate and execute a plan of action”.

 

Ben, the founder of Real First Aid believes that what renders his company’s ethos unique on a global scale is that it brings real life immersive simulations out of the professional medical and military milieu.

  

Real First Aid has only been around for 18-months but is already shaking up the field with its innovative approach to first aid training. It continues to expand rapidly and has aligned with Simulation Australasia, the peak body for simulation in Australia and New Zealand. As a result of its cutting-edge, scenario-specific approach, Real First Aid is fast becoming a national leader in emergency response and management training.

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Immersive Interaction Ambulance Content

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By touching the walls we can watch a different movie... This level of interaction is the future for medical education in the UK.

The demo shows the use of the Laerdal Suction unit... 'Touch and Learn' immersion.

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Fold Away Ambulance Space

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This is a demonstration of the fold away ambulance space from MDT global solutions.

Costing about £4k the solution is dramatically changing paramedic education.

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Simulation and Enhancing Medical Education

 

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As we move into new ways of undertaking Simulation in healthcare the Environment is a key factor. This demonstration took place in Dubai

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Mater Education Celebrates SimulationWeek

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This week Mater Education celebrates SimulationWeek, an online event run by Simulation Australasia from 2 to 8 May, to promote the many forms of simulation and celebrate its growing importance within education and training.  

 

Melanie Barlow, Mater Education Programs Manager and Deputy Chair of the Australian Society of Simulation in Healthcare, said simulation training allows clinicians from all levels and disciplines to continuously improve patient care delivery and outcomes by practicing and refining their technical  skills, communication and team cohesiveness in a safe learning environment.

 

“Here at Mater Education, we’re lucky to have access to world-class clinical simulation facilities like the Mater Education Practice Improvement Centre (MEPIC), where healthcare students and clinicians can safely practice challenging aspects of patient care, using either computer-controlled mannequins or trained actors as patients”, Ms Barlow said. “

 

We deliver a range of simulation programs where students and clinicians can practice complex clinical scenarios that encourage high levels of clinical competence, critical thinking, teamwork and quality decision-making.

 

“In October 2015 we developed and delivered a 24 hour simulated hospital scenario, in preparation for the opening of Mater Private Hospital Springfield. This simulation event, with community volunteers acting as patients, was the first of its kind, and positioned Mater at the forefront of using simulation in staff education and facility testing,” she said.

 

Ms Barlow also said Mater launched its inaugural Simulation Fellowship program in 2016, designed to strengthen the use of innovative simulation training at Mater.

 

“Our first Simulation Fellows, Dr Dominic Ormston (Anaesthetics) and Dr Richard Mausling (Newborn Services) will complete a formal simulation qualification through the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, and will each develop a series of simulation-based training programs for their respective departments, to help keep Mater clinicians at the leading edge of their practice”, she said. 

 

In 2014 Mater Education formalised an Affiliate Partnership with the world renowned Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Boston, USA. The partnership sees Mater Education co-deliver highly sort-after CMS courses for clinicians and educators interested in developing their knowledge and skills in using Simulation as a Teaching Tool and Advanced Debriefing.

 

A limited number of places are now available in the next CMS Simulation as a Teaching Tool course, to be held from 23 to 26 August 2016.  

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Inside the Seattle VR Hackathon, a Glimpse of Virtual Reality's Potential

Inside the Seattle VR Hackathon, a Glimpse of Virtual Reality's Potential | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it
Nearly 130 virtual reality developers from around the Seattle region gathered at the Center for Education and Research in Construction last weekend for the
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HealthySimulation.com - Free Medical Simulation Resource Website Turns 6!

HealthySimulation.com - Free Medical Simulation Resource Website Turns 6! | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

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Simulation Champions! Thanks to global readership and support HealthySimulation just recently celebrated their 6th year providing free medical simulation resources around the world. Did you know that since 2010 over 300,000 readers have viewed HealthySim's thousand plus articles almost 800,000 times? Readers have come from 214 different countries to learn and share more about healthcare simulation!

 

9 of HealthySim’s Most Read Articles:

  1. Free Medical Simulation Scenarios
  2. Healthcare Simulation Jobs Listings
  3. What to REALLY look for when hiring a Sim Tech
  4. HealthySim Youtube Channel Crosses 100,000 Views
  5. SimGHOSTS Launches 2016 Early-Bird Event Registrations for Simulation Technology Training
  6. CAE Healthcare Fidelis Maternal Simulator Video Interview
  7. Simulation Provides 7:1 Cost Savings for Hospital
  8. Laerdal SimPaid Interview with Jon Laerdal
  9. Emesis Moulage from Bobbie Merica


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MCV Pacific Women In Games: Carolyn Mee

MCV Pacific Women In Games: Carolyn Mee | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it
Since being named in the inaugural Women In Games list last year, the past twelve months have been fun, exhausting and eventful for the Sound Scouts creator.
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Simulated Patients at Northern Health

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The volunteer simulated patient program at Northern Health is proving to be very successful. This is based on a program established by the allied health team in 2014, and reported at SimHealth in 2015.

This year, other departments and our partner universities have become involved too. Medical students from the University of Melbourne, nursing and physio students (pictured) from La Trobe University and members of the NH Emergency Department have all used volunteers from our simulated patient pool to enhance their learning events.

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IV & Arterial Trainer: Innovation through Design

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See how a 3D printed medical simulator with a crowdfunding campaign can disrupt the health care industry. The first crowd-funded healthcare simulation training project.

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Using Modelling for a Global Benefit

Join with the Simulation Australasia team to advance cutting-edge scientific research on topics related to health, poverty and sustainability. World Community Grid allows volunteers around the world to donate their device’s spare computing power to help scientists solve the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability.

 

Take a look at this video to learn more and head to this link to join our team.

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SimulationWeek Hitting the Highs at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

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It’s SimulationWeek! SimGhosts Get Excited. 

It’s SimulationWeek! SimGhosts Get Excited.  | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

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Simulation Australasia is celebrating SimulationWeek from May 2-8!  This is an opportunity for everyone around the world who is involved in any type of simulation to celebrate their successes, promote their accomplishments and contribute to the future development of simulation.

I get excited about SimulationWeek because it is about celebrating all aspects of simulation across many industries. Have you ever thought about how how simulation is applied in other industries? This might inspire innovation in your own field. For example, some of the stories shared last year included virtual reality games, animatronics used in theme park exhibits and amusement park rides, aviation simulation, defense simulation, and healthcare simulation. The size and scale of simulations varies from small rural programs to the United Nations and NASA. Where could you take your program if you were able to introduce technology or an idea from another industry?

An important aspect of SimulationWeek is that it gives an opportunity for those in the technical or operational roles to be able to highlight their contribution to the simulation community. Last year, the role of the simulation technologist was featured in a great piece by a simulation laboratory coordinator in Florida. Rodney Wade discussed how he has seen technology changed in his time as a simulation technologist and how he is now using technology to run simulations remotely as a result of one of his innovations.

Make sure you visit the site during SimulationWeek so that you can support your simulation colleagues around the world and maybe even learn something new about simulation.

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