In healthcare the methodology of simulation, while by no means new, is globally underdeveloped when compared to other high-stakes performance industries such as the military, aviation, mining, space travel, oil and gas and more. As such, learning from other industries that have fully adopted simulation, to the point of simulators that are literally regulated by [...]
Serious games can provide opportunities for high-frequency practice using “low-dose” simulation congruent with the principles of deliberate practice and enable us to measure individual competence in a highly granular way while enabling cognitive skills development anytime, anywhere. Today’s article was guest authored by James Kimo Takayesu MD MS FACEP, Co-Founder of Minerva Medical Simulation, who [...]
Gizmodo recently produced an important video interview on the use of EDGE, or Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, developed by the U.S. Army and the Homeland Security Department. But not in the context of a military engagement or police emergency scene, but inside a school. Sad as it is that this is the world we live in, [...]
The reality of video games is that when specifically designed, they DO improve skillsets of the gamer involved. Hand eye coordination, critical thinking, prioritization, logistics, pathfinding, and general strategy optimization are all inherent within the medium, providing so many benefits similar to the “games” we play in healthcare simulation.
So how could a video game diminish [...]