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Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST

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The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on November 12th, 2015

Presenter: Alvaro Uribe

Title: Serious Games in Medical Training - taking advantage of stereoscopic 3D, haptics and sound

Abstract: Skill development in medical training requires memorization and practice to guarantee proper execution. Medical teaching is supported on materials such as illustrations, photographs, books and multimedia apps and websites. Recently, the use of medical simulators is providing forms of training where students can get exposed to medical scenarios otherwise impossible while being monitored to better assess their performances. However, medical simulation presents some limitations in terms of costs, availability and fidelity. A complementary solution can be achieved using virtual reality (VR) where immersion, interaction and gaming elements help learning and developing skills. VR simulators can also suffer from the same limitations as their physical counterparts but, current advances in mobile computing, electronics and 3D printing provide tools to develop impacting solutions that can help close the gap between concepts and practice. In this talk I will present two examination scenarios where stereoscopic 3D, haptics and sound combined with VR and game elements play an important role to diagnose the human eye and the human heart.

Date: November 12th, 2015

Time: 12 - 1:00pm*
Where: GI (EC1)

*Please note that food and drinks will not be provided; this event is for uWaterloo Faculty & Students ONLY

Agenda:

12:00 - 12:45pm – Speaker's Presentation
12:45pm - 1:00pm – Questions and Discussion

Location 
Games Institute (EC1, formerly known as BB1)

175 Columbia Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L5Z5
Canada

IMMERSe Network

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