Projects

Project Neonatal Resuscitation Game

Resuscitation Game is an innovation initiative designed and developed by Singapore Neonatal Resuscitation Course (SNRC) in collaboration with Serious Games Asia LP (Serious Games Hub @ TP) & imaginary srl. It was designed as a single-player with 1-3 NPC (non-player character), unguided, web-based simulation game accessible using desktop or laptop computers to re-train and assess knowledge and technical skills of neonatal resuscitation. The introduction of Resuscitation Game is a step away from the traditional intermittent “bolus” training to a model of learning that facilitates learning on a continuous basis that focuses on competency rather than compliance to institutional policy. It aims to empower learners to take control of his/her own education and has the potential to impact re-training and competency maintenance in other resuscitation programmes.

Project Mannequin Augmentation for Realistic Training

This project is a collaboration between Ng Teng Fong Hospital, ARTC & Serious Games Hub @ Temasek Polytechnic. We designed a new approach to clinical education delivered through the use of AR with high fidelity mannequin that can be used for team based scenarios, such as Code Blue trainings, where multiple roles are involved. AR is able to overlay information and graphics onto the mannequin, enabling trainees to obtain a visual and tactile sense of an emergency situation or training scenario. AR complements high fidelity mannequin, allowing more clinical symptoms such as inflammation and changing of skin tone to be superimposed on to the mannequin. With the use of AR more complex scenarios could be created as it allows us to change the clinical symptoms or situation during a simulation run, testing for nursing adaptability. AR also brings a new dimension of realism by allowing the mannequin to portray emotions such as sadness or pain, and psychological symptoms such as confusion and dazed. AR with gesture recognition feature adds an additional level of interactivity. We were able to evaluate participants for proper execution of technical skills or actions, such as correct hand placement during cardiac compression, trainees can also receive instant prompts on their incorrect actions. AR aural and speech user interface (UI) allows basic interaction with the mannequin to develop trainee’s soft skills in managing patients.