HDT and IDIA Lab have developed a next generation, high-fidelity Virtual Nursing Simulator in the game engine of Unity 3D for testing by the Ball State University School of Nursing. Students will practice interviews via role-playing – employing avatars with predefined health histories. The simulator introduces our new media tools within the environment including the ability to play video, webcam, screen sharing, presentations and webpages. Additionally the simulator allows for interdisciplinary immersion – providing a context for student nurses to role-play scenarios alongside doctors, health insurance representatives, administrators and other professionals. Desktop, web and tablet versions are in development.
Video preview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asz92FuhEyc&feature=share&list=UUtQrLF1JPprEvP4AO-iSNvw