The Future of Virtual Simulation and Training Presented by General Dynamics at I/ITSEC 2015
This week is I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) in Orlando FL. This is the world’s largest military simulation conference but which also touches on simulation in other industries like healthcare. Today we are sharing an example of the types of sessions which take place at this unique simulation-based event:
General Dynamics Booth #1413:
General Dynamics delivers the full spectrum of live-fire training, virtual and constructive simulation capabilities that prepare military, government, law enforcement and healthcare personnel for decisive action at a moment’s notice. Subject matter experts will be available to take you through the company’s virtual demonstrations and discuss a number of relevant, cost-effective training capabilities.
InForce Advanced Live Combat Training System (ALCTS) – Hold and fire an actual weapon with this innovative technology that enables live-fire and force on force training. Discuss with General Dynamics experts the unprecedented realism that ALCTS provides and what sets this training system apart from existing traditional target and training systems, including special effects such as smoke, smells, and machine gun and IED devices simulators.
Virtual Environment Training – Engage in real-life settings and test your on-the-spot problem-solving abilities to extinguish a fire or detect hazards in an industrial environment. After the interactive demonstrations, our experts will discuss this immersive, game-based system designed to support training for complex protocol in a wide range of operating, maintenance, or emergency operations.
As training professionals, General Dynamics IT staff realizes there is no substitute for learning experiences that occur live and first hand. Simulation technology allows the recreation of real-time events, allowing learners to effectively train and operate in virtually any setting or environment.
Medical simulation saves time, lives and money, and continuously improves patient safety, outcomes and cost effectiveness. Because simulation places emphasis on aural, visual and kinesthetic senses, learners react as they would during an actual scenario or exercise without the costly learning curves associated with training tasks. Further, simulation allows for realistic practice with total safety since no human or animal models are required. Research indicates that simulation training solutions foster leadership and decision-making skills, enabling users to learn more at a much faster rate than traditional methods. Medical simulation improves effective team training better than any known education system.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.