Thursday, October 19, 2006

G4H 2006: Pulse!! First Person Health Care Simulation

Serious Games challenging us to play a better future


Pulse!! is a game owned by the Office of Special Projects at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. It is a research project overseen by Dr. Claudia L. Johnston, Associate Vice President for Special Projects at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a presenter at the Serious Games Summit. Dr. Johnston has laid all of the groundwork for the Pulse!! platform's being tested at Yale and Bethesda.



After about a year the game is really starting to take shape and a demo was presented in which the player can interact with any object in a perfect representation of the Trauma Center in Bethesda MD. One of the best features is the ability to look through tubes and bottles to determine liquid levels and flows. While parts of the game are a bit rough around the edges overall the game is looking quite nice.