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SimulationWeek is from Monday 1 May to Sunday 7 May 2017. 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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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. 

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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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Uni-Connect: STEM programs - 3D printers for teachers

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UniSA Connect is all about getting high school students engaged in STEM, utilizing a number of cutting edge technologies. For example, our 3D printer program enables students to get hands-on with a 3D printer. After designing an object using CAD-based software, students get the opportunity to print their object and, in doing so, see how 3D printers can be applied in a wide variety of fields, from Health and Medicine, to Architecture, to Space Science and Paleontology.

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CSDS Simulation Advert

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The Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) is one of the world’s largest providers of healthcare simulation. We deliver education and training to Queensland Health staff and external healthcare providers at the Skills Development Centre, located in Brisbane, as well as across Queensland.

The focus of our education and training is on clinical skills, communication, and crisis management, delivered via eLearning, face-to-face simulation and a combination of both through our blended courses.

Hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Service and based at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital campus, our centre covers over 3500m², with 26 session rooms, laboratories, and a fully functional operating theatre and hospital ward.

More information about the services provided by CSDS can be found at https://www.sdc.qld.edu.au/.

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Cancer Surgery to be Live Streamed in Virtual Reality – and Anyone can Watch

Cancer Surgery to be Live Streamed in Virtual Reality – and Anyone can Watch | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it
World first event could kick off a revolution in medical education.

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Tim Peake Drives Remote Robot on Earth from Orbit

Tim Peake Drives Remote Robot on Earth from Orbit | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

"UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds"


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SimAust CEO Update - SimulationWeek Begins On Monday

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We are counting down the hours to our favourite time of the year!
 
It's only 2 days until SimulationWeek begins.

This year SimWeek runs from Monday 2 May until Sunday 8 May. The week is a brilliant chance to promote all forms of simulation across our entire community, in our organisations, our institutions, our start-ups, our departments, our schools, our Universities and even our homes. It’s time to celebrate all things Sim, the wonderful accomplishments and our incredibly bright future.

You can find SimWeek online at www.simulationweek.com and it is open to anyone to highlight their own innovative work through a news story, video or combined image and simulation message format. Pictures are critical to conveying the messages so don’t leave them out! The site is linked through to all of our social media platforms so your messages will have a vast audience.

Information and examples on how to contribute online can be found by clicking here

There are fantastic interactive opportunities to contribute to SimWeek offline too, nothing like a live simulation to generate some interest!
 
There are various SimWeek 2016 events that can be attended by the general public. 

The Health Education and Training Institute, in partnership with the Southern NSW Local Health District, will be celebrating SimulationWeek with the staff of Batemans Bay Hospital and the local emergency services (Fire, Police, Ambulance and SES) with a sausage sizzle and open day of the Sister Alison Bush AO Mobile Simulation Centre. This SimWeek event will be on Tuesday 3 May at Batemans Bay Hospital from 10:00am until 2.00pm. 

On Wednesday 4 May, the Flinders University Hexapod will be doing a demonstration at 3:00pm until 4.00pm, 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.

Don’t miss out on SimWeek this year.

Interested in hosting an event of your own? Click here for suggestions and information on how to become involved.  

If you would like your story “up in lights”, email it to simulationweek@simaust.com so we can make you and Simulation a Star. 

Have a fantastic SimWeek! 
 
John Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
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Royal Air Force Celebrates More Than 15 Years of C-130J Training

Royal Air Force Celebrates More Than 15 Years of C-130J Training | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

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Lokheed Martin and CAE congratulate RAF on milestone achievement 
 

RAF Brize Norton, United Kingdom, April 27, 2015 - (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) - On the eve of the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), Europe's largest show for simulation and training, CAE and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) congratulate the Royal Air Force (RAF) on having operated its C-130J total training system for more than 15 years.
 

The RAF was the launch customer for the C-130J Super Hercules, and the team of Lockheed Martin and CAE delivered the comprehensive aircrew and maintenance training system that entered service at RAF Lyneham in early 2000.  Since its relocation to RAF Brize Norton, home of the RAF's transport and tanker aircraft fleets, the C-130J total training system continues to support the aircrews and technicians that fly and maintain the RAF's fleet of 24 C-130J aircraft ...

 

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MSMS Drexel

Attend an MSMS Online Information Session  

Drexel will also be hosting live online information sessions about the MSMS program in April and May. Hosted by faculty, staff and students from the program, the sessions provide a wealth of information about the program and allow for opportunities to ask questions.
 

Meet with Current MSMS Students for a special Q&A session.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00pm EDT
 

Meet with Program Director Sharon Griswold, MD for an overview of the program.

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12 Noon EDT

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 4:00pm EDT

 

RSVP at http://bit.ly/mssim 

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Rodney Wade, Eastern Florida State College

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Submitted by Rodney Wade, Human Patient Simulator Lab Coordinator, Nursing and Health Sciences Institute, Eastern Florida State College for SimulationWeek
 

My career in the medical field started at Brevard Community College currently known as Eastern Florida State College. I was employed as the Human Patient Simulator Technician In 2006, my duties included fixing, repairing, troubleshooting the simulator, and programming the unit for faculty. Eastern Florida State College is located in four cities within Brevard County, and the Institute of Nursing resides on several campuses. In 2006, I worked with METI simulators the mannequins were tethered and heavy. In order to start the simulator, we had to connect the compressor which was a separate unit and a computerized rack which performed breathes for the mannequin. Gas tanks were needed because the mannequin is created to mimic a real human input output of gases. With all of these required units to run a simulator, traveling in between campuses and off-site simulation training that we provided for hospitals was hard labor because you would have to pack twice and unload all of the equipment twice just for one campus or medical facility simulation.


In 2008, The Institute of Nursing decided to purchase new simulators. With the new simulators, they do not require all of the boxes or computerized boxes to operate the simulator. This was such a relief for me because as the HPS Tech, it was my responsibility to setup and repack the equipment for simulation.


The newer human patient simulators are better, and they can perform a number of things without attaching gases and air compressor to the unit for operating. One of the biggest obstacles was moving the mannequin between campuses because the Institute of Nursing is located on several campuses at Eastern Florida State College. In 2010, I (Rodney Wade) thought of an idea that would reduce the movement of the simulator for the college, saving the college gas money, and setup time on labor. While my current supervisor Dean Cunningham and former coworker were present in the HPS lab, I mentioned my idea on simulation and how we can perform remote simulation. Both Dean Cunningham and my former colleague looked at me and said “can you do this is it possible”, I said yes I believe it will work, but I will have to test the system. I created the setup instructional manual on how to access mannequins over the network. My manual is called NRSA which stands for Network Remote Simulation Access. If you are interested in receiving a copy of my manual, I can provide details for that information.

Since 2010, we have performed remote simulation from Cocoa to our Titusville campus 19 miles away and from Cocoa to Palm Bay campus 33 miles away. We are able to birth a mannequin for the instructor, so the instructor can focus on teaching students rather than spending time running the simulator. At the end of the scenario in between groups of nursing students the instructor assist with resetting the mannequin by placing the fetus back into the mannequin’s belly along with lubrication as required. The neat part is that we can troubleshoot the mannequin through the GUI while sitting at our desk miles away. 

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DRE Simulator (Haptics Mode)

This video from Imperial College London demonstrates the mode of operation providing a safe environment to repeatedly perform DREs.

The video shows the progress of the simulated environment. 3D meshes, CTA decision making (state machine), internal view, modelling of coccyx, prostate gland and rectum, as well as haptic effects are integrated.

Coloured spheres indicate next steps to perform. An internal view shows patient-specific anatomy (from left to right: coccyx, rectum, prostate and bladder). Controls (right-centre) integrate CTA actions. Other controls (top) are set to fine-tune haptic force effects.

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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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The Skills for Success

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"Test takers are given advance information about an organization for the simulation so they can familiarize themselves with its resources, challenges and business context. And for the exam, they’re presented with a specific scenario that requires a strategic and tactical response, which is scored by reviewers"

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Commanding the Future Mission

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"U.S. Army researchers endeavor to develop a package of decision-supporting applications known as the Commander’s Virtual Staff and a Tactical Computing Environment that offers advanced computer-human interfaces, a collaborative data environment, intelligent mobility and a common user experience across computing platforms"


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Bridge the Clinical Experience Gap with Simulation

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Simulation-based training is key for successful EMS management of traumatic incidents.

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Lanner Fluid Logistics Simulator

Built upon the WITNESS predictive simulation platform and combining its powerful discrete event and continuous (fluid) modelling capabilities, Lanner's Fluid Logistics Simulator offers a robust evidence based decision support tool providing:
-- System Design Validation
-- Evidence based Decision Support
-- Improved Collaborative Decision Making
-- The ability to quantify opinions & test ideas
-- Confidence that recommendations & actions will perform as planned

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ITEC 2015: CAE Continues to Eye the Precision Gunnery Market

ITEC 2015: CAE Continues to Eye the Precision Gunnery Market | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

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Anyone who knows CAE well also knows the company does far, far more than provide state-of-the-art training solutions for the aviation world. The company’s modelling and simulation expertise spreads into all domains, including the land defence environment, as is evidenced by its booth at ITEC 2015 IN Prague this week.

On prominent display is the Common Instructor Operating Station for Precision Gunnery (CIOS-PG), a simulation solution to support direct fire training – though indirect fire disciplines can also be taught using the same technologies.

CIOS-PG is a scalable, flexible and cost-effective solution, originally developed for the UK Ministry of Defence and is based on CAE’s established gunnery training suite of real-time software, linked to a latest generation image generator, terrain database and target models. Based on open source software and therefore easily integrated with both legacy and future equipment and systems, CIOS-PG allows a single instructor to control the training activities of up to six simulated turrets simultaneously ... 

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Scare Factory highlights at TransWorld Halloween Show 2015

Highlights fof animatronics from the Scare Factory booth at the TransWorld Halloween Show 2015.

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The Making of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood

This clip shows how modelling and simulation combined with imagination can transport you to another world, it is seriously amazing. Our Simulation, Modelling Decision Support sectors don't just save lives, plan cities, build rockets, understand climate change and teach our children, they can immerse us in another reality - just for fun.

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So how do you build a world leading fintech hub?

So how do you build a world leading fintech hub? | SimulationWeek | Scoop.it

There are some common pillars needed to nurture a thriving and sustainable fintech scene in any city. In many parts of Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, these elements are coming together, but are they coming together fast enough and in the right way? Discuss these issues and more at the upcoming Next Bank Asia 2015 conference, May 27-28 in Singapore.


For a long time in the banking industry, we’ve gotten used to some pretty old fashioned ways of doing business and delivering value to customers.
 

Climb into a taxi in many places and you’ll often hear that only cash is accepted over cards or mobile payments. Look under the hood of any bank, and you’ll still see piles of paper clogging up already antiquated operations. Ask many senior bankers about the real disruptive threats coming the industry’s way, and they won’t know what Blockchain or Bitcoin are. Ask any customer and they’ll know even less ...

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Modelling the Whole Earth System: A Challenge Whose Time Has Come: Bob Bishop at TEDxWarwick

Bob Bishop is the founder and president of the ICES Foundation (International Centre for Earth Simulation), bringing together science, sociology and economics to develop next generation 'holistic' visualizations depicting the future of our planet. The aim of the project is to enhance detection technology, decision support and scientific underpinnings to current and future policymakers, aiming to tackle climate change, extreme weather, geo-engineering, resource depletion, hazard reduction and mitigation. Bob is involved in various global initiatives, with over 40 years' experience in scientific, technical and engineering computing. In 2006, he was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his role in helping NASA's space shuttle fleet return to flight after the 2003 Columbia disaster. 

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